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For the Gazette & Courier.


A meeting of the North Leverett and Montague Temperance Society and the Leverett Abolition Society was holden at North Leverett, at 11 o'clock, A.M.


1. Singing voluntary hymn.
2. Reading extracts from Speeches on the Declaration of Independence.
3. Prayer by S. Everett.
4. Singing.
5. An Address on Temperance, by Mr. Merrill of Montague.
6. The following resolution was offered by D. Eastman of South Leverett, in behalf of the children, belonging to the Sabbath School.

As the rising generation is the hope of our Country and the pillar to support our Republican Institution, therefore Resolved, to recommend that measures be taken to form Juvenile Temperance Societies in each of the Religious Societies in this town. Adopted.

7. Voted, to recommenced to get 12 signers for the Temperance Journal.


1. Singing voluntary hymn.
2. Prayer, by S. Everett.
3. Singing.
4. An Abolition Address by D. Eastman of South Leverett.
5. The following resolutions were read by Doct. E. Willmarth, and, after remarks from Rev. S. Everett, adopted.

Resolved, That the present aspect of the Anti-Slavery cause should inspire us with faith in God, decision and patient perseverance till our brethren in bonds are freed from bondage and raised to the condition of citizens with their fellow man.

Resolved. That American Slavery, when viewed in the relation to the light, and knowledge of the age, is a system of wrong and outrage unparalleled in the annals of the World, and loudly speaks to every Christian philanthropist and patriot to use every righteous effort for its immediate abolition, till every yoke shall be broken, and all the oppressed go free.

Voted, To publish the proceedings of this meeting in the Greenfield Gazette and Courier and Christian Reflector.


North Leverett, July 8, 1841.

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: Many types of social reform movements took shape in the first half of the 19th century. These included religious revivals, temperance, missionary and anti-slavery societies. The Temperance and Abolition Societies in Leverett, Massachusetts, held a joint meeting on July 5, 1841. They resolved to form Juvenile Temperance Societies and to persevere in the abolition of slavery.
The Gazette & Courier was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from July 20, 1841 until June 24, 1932. Before 1841 the newspaper's name changed quite frequently, with Gazette a frequent part of the title.


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"Temperance and Abolition Celebration at North Leverett" article from the Gazette and Courier newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Courier
date   Jul 27, 1841
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
width   2.25"
height   6.5"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.070

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