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[p. 55] through the streets with the bell ringing. Their campaign cry was, ‘All up! All up!’ and because their candidates were John Bell and Edward Everett, this bell found place in demonstrations of the party in various towns in the Commonwealth. The men on the dray would swing the bell and shout at its Ding-dong, ‘And Everett.’

This bell was cast by Hooper & Co. in Boston, and bore this inscription, ‘Massachusetts for the Union, the Constitution and the enforcement of the laws,’ (fugitive slave law and all), and on the opposite side the words, ‘Bell & Everett, 1860.’

In one of those demonstrations was a transparency that said

John is the Bell,
Will toll the knell,
Of all the hopes that Abe built.

A few days later the country knew that ‘Honest Old Abe,’ the rail-splitter, was elected President, and the next year found John Bell among the enemies of the Union.

The campaign over, the State Committee of the Union Party had the bell for sale, and it was purchased (with their insurance money) by the Trinitarian Parish, and placed in the tower of its new church on High street. The words, Bell and Everett, were chipped from it, otherwise the inscription remains. After the union of that society with the Mystic Church and the remodelling of the latter's house of worship, the bell and clock were moved thereto and still remain in service.

In June, 1873, the First Methodist Episcopal Church dedicated its new edifice. In the tower was placed a bell, cast by Hooper & Co., that weighed 1,798 lbs., receiving the impact of 40 lbs. of iron in its tongue, and was of the tone of F natural. There were no historical or sentimental associations connected with it. It was bought and paid for at the market price, in an ordinary business way. On the evening of August 19, 1905, there were three incendiary fires, and this church, with all its

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