July 4th Protocol for the Celebratory Ringing of Bells. One page, 8.25" x 5.75", n.p.[likely Newport, Rhode Island], n.d. This protocol for an early Fourth of July celebration reads in part as written, "The bells to be Rung on the 4 July as follows. At brake of Day, or at the guns firing at the fort to be Rung half an hour - at nine Oclock to Be Rung fifteen moments - and to commence Ringing again when the prosession moves off the parade . . . after the orations and Service is finished, the procession will be formed and the bells will commence Ringing and continue until the prosession are on the parade & Dismissed - at Sunset they will commence Ringing and Ring half an hour - the bell at the Statehouse will give the signal when to Ring & when to cease Ringing." On toned paper. From the Papers of William Vernon.

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