ells at the passing of President McKinley.
Fifty-eight years the first Medford bell was in service, and on May 10, 1802, the town voted to have a new bell, and that the old one be given in part pay.
The contract for its casting was given to Paul Revere and Sons, whose bill of $552.75 was allowed on November 1 of that year.
Benjamin Reed was paid $2.50 for bringing up the bell, and Fitch Hall, Joseph Hall and B. Farrington were paid sums aggregating $27.74 for placing it in position.
Isaac Floyd was paid $15.83 for six months ringing.
On April 1, 1805, the town voted not to pay for ringing the bell every day.
In March meeting, 1803, the selectmen were directed to sell the old bell when they could obtain a reasonable price, and this is the last information we have of the first Medford bell.
Evidently Medford did not pay cash in those days, as on January 2, 1804, the selectmen gave an order to Revere and Sons for $31.74 interest on their bill for the bell.
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