When not in use in other places, it will return to Wash-
18ington 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 morn-
24ing 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 anniver- saries 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 direc- tion of its use, have been placed in the hands of a
1committee of women representing each State and Ter- ritory, 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 Ger-
6man 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 coopera- tion 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 appre-
21ciated — 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 inaugu-