Old North Church, Boston
richard at LE7UATagiQdNDDl5ga5dMKHiAG8wlUCS4VVjcFlB9DfqJmTFQmfvDVaj1rRIqzi5XYt2i3ztHDFnrNr6ooHEqQ.yahoo.invalid
Sat Jun 16 02:35:25 BST 2012
Accorind to the church website, the sixth at Old North
Church, Boston, has the inscription "We are the first ring
of bells cast for the British Empire in North America".
The bells are a complete Rudhall eight, cast in 1744. Is
anything known about how Old North came to have the first
North American ring of bells?
Old North was built in 1723. Until that year, the governor
of the Province of Massachusetts Bay, of which Boston was
the capital, was Col. Samuel Shute. Shute was a Londoner
who was elected to the College Youths in 1685 and became
steward in 1690. Is it a coincidence that the first ring of
bells in North America was installed in a tower built only
21 years earlier in a capital of province whose governor was
a College Youth?
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