CORNER STONE LAYING AT ABINGTON UNIVERSALIST SOCIETY, SEPTEMBER 1864
From Moore's Freemason's Monthly, Vol. XXIII, No. 12, October 1864, Page 384:
On Friday, Sept. 23d, the Corner-Stone of the Church in process of erection by the Universalist Society of Abington, was laid with Masonic honors, by John Cutler Lodge, of that town. The procession, under the Chief Marshalship of Sir Knight S. B. Thaxter, and including John Cutler Lodge, of Abington, Orphans' Hope Lodge, of Weymouth, Paul Revere Lodge, of North Bridgewater, and delegations from Norfolk Union Lodge, of Randolph, and various other Lodges in the Fifth Masonic District, was escorted from the Lodge Room to the Church by Old Colony Encampment of Knights Templars, Sir Win. W. Wliitmarsh, M. £. G. C, accompanied by the Weymouth Brass Band.
After the usual Masonic exercises at the Church, and a spirited address by Rev. Bro. Chambre, oi Stoughton, the procession returned to the apartments of the Lodge, where . a collation was served, lo which the ladies were invited.
The day was mild and fair, and everything passed off harmoniously and agreeably to all concerned.