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304:1Columbian Liberty Bell Committee, 1505 Pennsylvania Ave., Washington, D.C. 3To the Daughters of the American Revolution: — 

    It has been determined to create a Columbian Liberty Bell, to be placed by the lovers of liberty and peace in 6the most appropriate place in the coming World’s Exposition at Chicago. After the close of the Exhibition this bell will pass from place to place throughout the world 9as a missionary of freedom, coming first to the capital of the nation under the care of our society.

    Then it will go to Bunker Hill or Liberty Island, to 12the battle-field of New Orleans (1812), to San Francisco, to the place where any great patriotic celebration is being held, until 1900, when it will be sent to the next World’s 15Exhibition, which takes place at Paris, France. There it will continue until that Exhibition closes.

    When not in use in other places, it will return to Wash18ington under the care of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Washington will be its home, and from there it will journey from place to place, fulfilling its mission 21throughout the world.

    The following is the proposed use of the bell: It shall ring at sunrise and sunset; at nine o’clock in the morn24ing on the anniversaries of the days on which great events have occurred marking the world’s progress toward liberty; at twelve o’clock on the birthdays of the “creators of 27liberty;” and at four o’clock it will toll on the anniversaries of their death. (It will always ring at nine o’clock on October 11th, in recognition of the organization on 30that day of the Daughters of the American Revolution.) . . . The responsibility of its production, and the direction of its use, have been placed in the hands of a 305 305:1committee of women representing each State and Territory, one representative from each Republic in the 3world, and a representative from the patriotic societies,  — Daughters and Sons of the American Revolution, the Lyceum League of America, the Society of Ger6man Patriots, the Human Freedom League, and kindred organizations.

    The National Board of Management has placed upon 9me the responsibility of representing the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution upon the General Committee, and this circular is sent to every 12member of the society, asking for her personal cooperation in making the undertaking successful. In creating the bell it is particularly desired that the largest number 15of persons possible shall have a part in it. For this reason small contributions from many persons are to be asked for, rather than large contributions from a few. They 18are to be of two kinds: — 

    First: Material that can be made a part of the bell; articles of historic interest will be particularly appre21ciated — gold, silver, bronze, copper, and nickel can be fused.

    Second: Of money with which to pay for the bell. 24Each member of the society is asked to contribute one cent to be fused into the bell, and twenty-five cents to pay for it. She is also asked to collect two dollars from 27others, in pennies, if possible, and send with the amount the name of each contributor. In order that the bell shall be cast April 30th, the anniversary of the inaugu30ration of George Washington as the first President of the United States, we ask every one receiving this circular to act at once.

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306:1    In forwarding material to be melted into the bell, please send fullest historical description. This will be entered 3carefully in a book which will accompany the bell wherever it goes.

    . . . As the motto has not yet been decided upon, any 6ideas on that subject will be gratefully received; we will also welcome suggestions of events to be celebrated and names to be commemorated.

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Very cordially yours,
Mary Desha,
ex-Vice-President General, D.A.R.

12    Contributions should be sent to the Liberty National Bank, corner Liberty and West Streets, New York, and a duplicate letter written, as a notification of the same, 15to Miss Mary Desha, 1505 Penna. Ave., Washington, D.C., or to Miss Minnie F. Mickley, Mickleys, Pa.

    We would add, as being of interest, that Mrs. Eddy is 18a member of the above organization, having been made such by the special request of the late Mrs. Harrison, wife of the ex-President, who was at that time the Presi21dent thereof. —  Ed.

Angels

    When angels visit us, we do not hear the rustle of wings, 24nor feel the feathery touch of the breast of a dove; but we know their presence by the love they create in our hearts. Oh, may you feel this touch, — it is not the 27clasping of hands, nor a loved person present; it is more than this: it is a spiritual idea that lights your path! The Psalmist saith: “He shall give His angels charge 307 307:1over thee.” God gives you His spiritual ideas, and in turn, they give you daily supplies. Never ask for to-3morrow: it is enough that divine Love is an ever-present help; and if you wait, never doubting, you will have all you need every moment. What a glorious inheritance 6is given to us through the understanding of omnipresent Love! More we cannot ask: more we do not want: more we cannot have. This sweet assurance is the 9“Peace, be still” to all human fears, to suffering of every sort.

Deification of Personality

12    Notwithstanding the rapid sale already of two editions of “Christ and Christmas,” and many orders on hand, I have thought best to stop its publication.

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