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[206] may rest upon its foundation as firmly as the veneration of the great chieftain is rooted in the memory of our people.

The Grand Master closed the ceremonies by saying:

Worshipful Brother, our Grand Marshal, you will take two of your aids with you and inform his Excellency the Governor of Virginia, president of the Lee Monument Association, that the cornerstone of the monument has now been laid with Masonic honors, and request his Excellency to descend with you, examine our work, and, if approved, to receive it from our hands.

Governor Lee was escorted to the corner-stone, and, after viewing the work, said:

In the name of the Lee Monument Association I receive this work from the hands of the Grand Master and his associates. May it be as enduring as the reputation of the soldier whose memory it commemorates.

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