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At a meeting of the above society on Wednesday evening last, the following persons were chosen officers of the society for the coming year.

Richard E Field, President, Greenfield.
Rev. Theoph. Packard, jr. Shelburn, V. President.
William Eliot, jr., of Greenfield, Secretary.
Richardson Hall, of Greenfield, Treasurer.

Executive Committee.

Rev. Benjamin F. Clarke of Buckland.
Mr. Luther Lincoln, of Deerfield.
Hon. W. Whitaker of New Salem.
Rev. Reuben Ransom of Greenfield.
Mr Z. C. Newcomb of Bernardston.
Gen. Asa Howland of Conway.
Rev. John Parkman of Greenfield.
Mr. Jos. Buddington of Leyden.
Rev. W. W. Richards of South Deerfield.

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There is currently no available "Beginner" label. The following is the default level label: The Temperance Movement began in the early 1800s and by 1833 there were 6,000 local societies in the United States. The Franklin County Temperance Society held its annual meeting in November, 1837, and elected officers and an executive committee. Even though women were active members of temperance societies, they rarely held any offices as can be seen in this list of men only. The Gazette & Mercury was the newspaper in Greenfield, Massachusetts, from June 27, 1837 to July 13, 1841, when it changed its name to the Gazette & Courier.


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"Annual Meeting of the Franklin County Temperance Society" article from the Gazette and Mercury newspaper

publisher   Greenfield Gazette and Mercury
date   Nov 21, 1837
location   Greenfield, Massachusetts
height   3.75"
width   3.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Periodicals/Newspaper
accession #   #L05.072

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