The arrangements for the ceremonies attendant upon the unveiling of the monument were made by a committee of the State Society of the Cincinnati of Pennsylvania, composed of Col. John Biddle Porter, Chairman; William Macpherson Hornor, Secretary; Harris E. Sproat, Treasurer; and Major William Wayne, Richard Dale, Esq., Francis Marinus Caldwell, Esq., Charles Peaslee Turner, M. D., William W. Porter, Esq., and Major-General Galusha Pennypacker.
A joint special committee of Select and Common Councils was appointed to “make suitable arrangements for the City of Philadelphia to participate in the ceremonies incident to the unveiling of the Washington Monument.” This committee consisted of:-
Henry Clay, Esq., Chairman, Franklin M. Harris, Esq., George W. Sunderland, Esq., William McMullen, Esq., Edward W. Patton, Esq., Col. WiIliam W. Allen, David S. B. Chew, Esq., Jacob J. Seeds, Esq., William R. Knight, Jr., Esq., Charles F. Iseminger, Esq., and James L. Miles and Wencel Hartman, Presidents of Select and Common Councils, respectively, with Joseph H. Paist, Secretary; James Franklin, Sergeant at Arms; and Harold Godfrey, Stenographer.
A committee of the citizens of Philadelphia was appointed by Mayor Charles F. Warwick to co-operate with the municipal authorities in arranging for a suitable observance of the occasion on the part of the City. The committee organized by the election of Mayor Warwick Chairman, and Col. Theodore E. Wiedersheim Secretary, and an executive committee was formed with Col. R. Dale Benson, Chairman, and George J. Brennan, Secretary. C. Stuart Patterson, Esq., was elected Chairman of a sub-committee which was delegated to go to Washington, representing the citizens of Philadelphia, to urge the President and other distinguished guests to accept the invitation of the State Society of the Cincinnati to be present.
The membership of the citizens’ committee included the following :-