"The New Liberty Bell." by Miss Alice A. Mitchell.
Publication: Eagle, Mary Kavanaugh Oldham, ed. The Congress of Women: Held in the Woman's Building, World's Columbian Exposition, Chicago, U. S. A., 1893. Chicago, Ill: Monarch Book Company, 1894. p. 405.
|MISS ALICE A. MITCHELL.|
It rings! the mighty bell of God;
Miss Alice A. Mitchell was born in Monmouth, Warren County Ill., and is a sister of the late Lieut.-Commander Archie N. Mitchell, U. S. Navy. Her parents were John Hull Mitchell, a lawyer, and Susan Alice Smith Mitchell. She was educated in New York, Chicago, and at Monmouth College, Ill. She has traveled extensively in her own country, has a wide acquaintance among people in the social, literary and musical world. Her special work has been in the interest of literature, music and humanity. Miss Mitchell was the first woman in the United States to lift a baton as director, when her success was instantaneous. Those who saw her lead at the Suffrage Congress will recognize that she possesses that strange "mystery of commanding," which is a gift from Heaven. Her principal literary work is "Poems of Patriotism."
* This song was composed in honor of "The New Liberty Bell," It was first sung by Miss Mitchell at the Congresses in the Woman's Building, and afterward at the first ringing of the bell at the West-front of the Administration Building–Columbian Exposition.
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