DAR Stone for William Hurrie/Hurry

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DAR Stone for William Hurrie/Hurry - ENQUIRE!, CINCINNATI. Feb- "LIBERTY :...
ENQUIRE!, CINCINNATI. Feb- "LIBERTY : THROUGHOUT THE LAND." (phtlaatelhta n i ' J m - 1 i 2 Tomb of The Daughters of the American Jtsvo-lutlon have decided that the grave or th man who rang the Liberty Bell, when It announced to the world the signing of the Declaration of Independence, shall no longer remain without a fitting monument- Philadelphia Chapter, at Ita meeting In the church house yesterday, decided to erect such a 'monument over ths obscure grave of William Hurry, who tugged at th rope on July a. 1770. when the bell above proclaimed liberty throughout the land. For many years no on knew where the ringer of the bell had been buried. About s year ago the aexton of Plna Street Preabyterlan Church. In poking about among tho old graves In th churchyard, found a dilapidated stone, half buried and covered with mnaa. He soon uncovered th Inscription, and found that he had discovered the long-sought-for grave of William Hurry. Th grsvs hsd been csred for since thst time, but the old stone la slowly crumbling away. The la-pesnf Philadelphia Chapter. D. A. U.. took. the matter led Mr. r ' '-. n .Till- . . -J William Hurry. In hand. At the tneeting yesterday a resolution that the chapter procure and .cause to be erectejd over the grave of William Hurry a suitable monument waa passed unanimously. Feara were expresaed at first that aa the church Is In 4 section of the city which has been virtually abandoned by the class of people) who attended It. th building- and ground might be sold In the near future, aad It would be necessary to remove ths monument. It was stated, however, that under the title to the property It mukt always be ued for church purposes. jThls settled the matter. The resolution was passed, and Mr. Talcot William and Mrs. Kara a Patterson Mltchel were appointed as s the Trustee's of the committee to see church and secure permission to erect the monument. No design haa ba en adopted as yet for the memorial, but the. stone will be of such character and dimensions as will make It an ornament to the churchyard, and an appropriate testimonial . to (he patriot who la burled beneath It-

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  1. The Cincinnati Enquirer,
  2. 10 Mar 1906, Sat,
  3. Page 2

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