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L.A. Fickardle M.W. Scribe N.D.

SONS OF TEMPERANCE.

NATIONAL DIVISION OF T.U.S.
ORGANIZED JUNE 17 184

LOVE PURITY AND FIDELITY

To Whom It May Concern.
This certifies that Brother Elijah Fuller
whose signature appears in the margin in his own hand writing was on the
eleventh day of Sept.r 1845 regularly admitted a member
of Boston Division No 3 located in Boston
and working under a legal and unforfeited Charter granted by the Grand
Division of the State of New York on the Twenty second
day of May 1844.
Having paid all demands against him up to the Nineteenth day of
November 1846 and being under no charge whatever, we have granted
him this Clearance Card and recommend him to the due regard of all
true Sons of Temperance

In Witness whereof We have caused this to
be signed by our W. P. and R. L. and the Seal of our Division to be
attached in the City of Boston the Nineteenth
day November one thousand eight hundred Forty Six.

GRAND DIVISION

E. V. Glover, Jr. W.P.

BOSTON DIVí No 3

BOSTON, MASS. SOFT

 

SONS OF TEMPERANCE

INSTITUTED

Geo. E. Porter, R.L.

INSTITUTED

JUNE 13 1844

 

MAY 22. 1844

 

Warren Appleton G. Scribe G.D.

 



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Elijah Spencer Fuller (1827-1859) of Deerfield, Massachusetts, was eighteen when he joined the Sons of Temperance. Many temperance societies encouraged participation by women, for they were thought to be a stabilizing influence in the home. Obviously the Sons of Temperance, one of several dozen societies in existence at the time, drew it membership exclusively from males, and perhaps only young males. The motto "Love, Purity and Fidelity" represents ideals frequently associated with youth. This ornate certificate verifying Fuller's membership features a variety of symbolic images, including Masonic symbols.

 

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"Sons of Temperance Membership of Elijah Spencer Fuller"

creator   Sons Of Temperance-National Division
date   Nov 19, 1846
location   Boston, Massachusetts
height   10.75"
width   9.0"
process/materials   printed paper, ink with manuscript
item type   Legal Documents/Certificate
accession #   #L01.085


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