Manuscript "Constitution of the Needham Total Abstinence Union," Minutes and List of Members 1837-1846

small quarto, 22 pages, plus blanks with a child's drawings, a number of leaves excised at rear, bound in contemporary sheep back-strip and marbled boards, binding worn, rubbed and scuffed, somewhat shaken, otherwise good.

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The volume contains the Constitution of the Needham, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, "Total Abstinence Union," dated June 20, 1837, includes minutes of the meeting with a list of the Union's officers, followed by a "Pledge" followed by a list of some 200 names who signed it. The pages at end describe various activities of the Union from 183 through September 1846.