Rare 1881 National Temperance Society, “Band of Hope” Signed Sobriety Certificate – Cold Spring, NY


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Rare 1881 National Temperance Society, Band of Hope Signed Certificate Cold Spring NY

Signed by: John Nelson and Co-Signed by E. Nelson, of Cold Spring
In 1847 the Band of Hope was founded in Leeds, with the stated aim of saving working class children from the perils of drink. The members had to pledge to abstain “from all liquors of an intoxicating quality, whether ale, porter, wine or ardent spirits, except as medicine”

Harper’s Young People, Volume 2 – May 10, 1881 published a letter from a young boy about the Cold Spring “Band of Hope”

Letter about the “Band of Hope” in Harper’s Young People, Volume 2 – May 10, 1881

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