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Welford (or Wilfred?) Hall, thought to have been the cousin of Thomas Hall, organbuilder of Philadelphia, built an organ for All Saints Episcopal Church, Frederick, Maryland, in 1826. The instrument was later in the chapel of All Saints Church. This is (or was?) one of the most historic pipe organs in the United States, and in 1940 the church promised that if they ever got rid of the instrument they would give it to the Smithsonian Institution. Unfortunately the church seems to have forgotten this promise and failed to follow through, so that the organ was later sold to a Mr. Richard Kline of Thurmont, Maryland as a house organ. Does it still exist? I really hope so. The lyre case is similar to a number made in England by George Pike England in the late eighteenth century.

The stop list in the 1940s was:

8' Open Diapason
8' Stopped Bass
8' Stopped Diapason
8' Dolce (TC)
4 Principal
2' Fifteenth
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