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Constitution of the

Ballston Spa Temperance Society

 

Pledge

 

We whose names are hereunto annexed, believing that the use of intoxicating liquors as a beverage is not only needless but hurtful to the social, civil and religious interests of man, that it tends to form intemperate appetites and habits, and while it is continued the evils of intemperance can never be done away with, Do therefore agree that we will not use it or traffic in it, that we will not provide it for the entertainment of persons in our company or employ, and that in all suitable ways we will discountenance the use of it throughout the community.

 

Article 1st:  We do hereby adopt the above pledge of the American and New York State Temperance Societies and in order the more effectually to carry out it principles, believing union to be strength, Do form ourselves into a society to be known as the Ballston Spa Temperance Society, and any person may become a member thereof by subscribing their names to this pledge and constitution.

 

Article 2d:  The officers of this society shall be a president, three v. presidents, a secretary and treasurer who shall discharge the duties usually devolving on those officers, they shall also be an executive committee, any two of whom with the secretary may form a quorum to transact all business belonging to this society between its meetings, and call special meetings of the society, and shall hold their offices respectively until the next annual meeting or until others are elected.

 

Article 3d: This society shall be auxiliary to the Saratoga County Temperance Society, provided that all our members in good standing may be also members of that society.  Our executive committee shall make an annual report to the executive committee of the county society, of the condition and progress of the temperance cause within their limits; it shall also be their duty to try and establish an efficient temperance society in each school district of the town.

 

Article 4th:  Any person who is a member of any total abstinence society, and in good standing in this town, may by virtue thereof be a member of this society, when the name of such person shall be entered on this roll.

 

Article 5th:  This constitution may be altered or modified at any regular meeting of the society if a majority  of all the members present vote [for] it, And bylaws may be made which do [not] contravene the objects of this constitution.

 

Article 6th:  The sole object of this society is to promote the cause of temperance, and no other business or discussion shall be had at any of its meetings  but such as are calculated to advance this cause.

 

Article 7th:  Any member who shall yield to the wiles of the enemy, and break the pledge, shall be dealt with according to the bylaws of the society.

 

At a regular meeting of the society in August 1842 the following officers were duly elected:  Philip H. McOmber, President; Samuel R. Garrett, v. President; E. St. John; v. Pres't; N. Hanson, v. Pres't; Wm H. Middlebrook, Secretary and Treasurer.

 

At an annual meeting of this society held at the Court House in Ballston Spa on the evening of the 21st September 1843:  Eliphalet St. John was elected President; P. G. Osborn, Charles Kirk, Abram L. Wright V. Presidents; and Alexander J. Spencer, secretary and treasurer, all for ensuing year.

 

At a regular meeting of the society, the following addition was made to the pledge by vote of the Society:

"And we will use every suitable measure to restore those who may have fallen victims to intemperate habits, and all those who have again relapsed."

 

A Catalogue of the signers of the total abstinence pledge:

 

[Transcriber's Note:  The numbering of the entries in the table is presented as it

appears in the original.  There are some numbers were repeated, some numbers were omitted.

Spelling of the names is also as in the original. 

No dates were inserted for the pledges by individual members.]

 

Norman Fox

1

 

Wm McIntosh

37

Samuel Benton

2

 

John Luther

38

P. H. McOmber

3

 

Alvah Robertson

39

John D. Hale

4

 

Alonzo VanVoltenburg

40

Winant Vandenburgh

5

 

Evalina Tryon

41

Avery Swan

6

 

Betsy Tryon

42

Daniel Green

7

 

Christina Arthur

43

Wm. P. Green

8

 

Lewis Taylor

44

David Green

9

 

Henry Daulforth

45

Amanda Bridges

10

 

Adelia Daulforth

46

Charlotte Dodge

11

 

Henrietta Green

47

Albert Crippin

12

 

Albert Blood

48

Sylvester Davis

13

 

David L. Knox

49

Albert C. Miller

14

 

Edwin Chapman

50

John Parent

15

 

Sarah Jacks

51

Anson B. Garret

16

 

Sam R. Garrett

52

Chester Clapp

17

 

Morgan L. Barnard

53

John I. Lee

18

 

& his wife

54

Geo. Thomas

19

 

Reuben Wright

55

Mary Blood

20

 

Thomas Low

56

Cornelia Fox

21

 

Sam'l Parent

57

Norman I. Fox

22

 

P. G. Osborn

58

Nancy K. Young

23

 

Alonzo J. Chaddy

59

Sally Seeley

24

 

& his lady

60

Mary Ann Benton

25

 

Mary Osborn

61

Julia E. Wright

26

 

Ric'd Osborn

62

Julia Garrett

27

 

Dorus Hicks

63

Wm. H. Middlebrook

28

 

Wm. S. Clapp

64

Mary J. Middlebrook

29

 

H. Hull

65

Sarah VanEps

30

 

Aurelia Beech

66

Ralph Middlebrook

31

 

Mrs. J. S. Beach

67

Electa Hubbel

32

 

S. B. Mosher

68

Fammy Lee

33

 

Jno. Burnham

69

Mary Clark

34

 

Mrs. Anson Kellogg

70

Sanbern Ford

35

 

Edwin S. Cook

71

Mrs. J. H. Spier

36

 

Suzan Peckham

72

 

Elizabeth A. Seeley

73

 

Mrs. W. Wendle

112

J. A. Ingham

74

 

Mrs. Sarah Reynolds

113

John Comstock

75

 

Mrs. J. Merrill

114

Jane Fox

76

 

Mrs. T. Rudd

115

Mrs. Sylvester Blood

77

 

Chas. M. Kirk

116

Mrs. N. J. Seeley

78

 

Barringer Cooper

117

Lewis Fairbanks

79

 

Jesse Spicer

118

Reuben Abel

80

 

Louisa Dubois

119

S. L. Armstrong

81

 

Elizabeth Ford

120

Caroline Armstrong

82

 

Harriet Parent

121

Delia Carter

83

 

Wm H. Green

122

Julia A. Coon

84

 

Jane Hunt

123

Caroline Hanson

85

 

Stephen Garrett

124

Miles B. Castle

86

 

Mrs. S. Blood

125

Elizabeth T. Miller

87

 

Mrs. Sarah Wicks

126

John D. Osborn

88

 

Mrs. John Stilwell

127

Aaron Barns

89

 

Edwin Stilwell

128

Madelin Hale

90

 

Stephen Stilwell

129

Elizabeth Cole

91

 

Mary Jane Stilwell

130

Thomas Collins

92

 

Mrs. O. Traver

131

Aaron Nash

93

 

Louisa Watson

132

Helen Morse

94

 

Daniel R. Forester

133

Eliza I. Shepherd

95

 

D. J. Towner

134

Sarah A. Parmerton

96

 

Eliza A. Towner

135

Mary A. Bullan

97

 

Nicholas J. Seeley

136

Amy Ogden

98

 

Benjamin Gildersleeve

137

Lyuman T. Tichardson

99

 

Squire Burnett

138

Egbert Davis

100

 

Abel Meeker

139

John Peckham

101

 

Jas. Peckham

140

Thomas M. Lindly

102

 

Martin Bowen

141

Alfred Robinson

103

 

Nathaniel Hanson

142

Alfred Robinson Jr.

104

 

James F. Cass

143

Henry M. Robinson

105

 

Lewis Taylor

144

Eliphalet St. John

106

 

Elizabeth Taylor

145

Harriet St. John

107

 

Martha Taylor

146

Barbara Kirk

108

 

E. Gildersleeve

147

Margaret A. Kirk

109

 

Edwin Hall

148

John M. Kirk

110

 

A. J. Robertson

149

Margaret A. Cook

111

 

Alanson Hatch

150

 

Anna M Stewart

151

 

Sarah St.John

191

Elizabeth C. Bain

152

 

Sarah Forester

192

Sanborn Ford

153

 

Katherine Schermerhorn

193

Margaret VanVolkenburg

154

 

Albert King

194

C. H. Benedict

156

 

John Thomas

195

Margaret Vandenburg

157

 

Edward Gray

196

Rodney Robinson

158

 

D. A. Bartow

197

Thomas Mainhood

159

 

Amanda Bridges

198

& his wife

160

 

John Hanson

199

& daughter

161

 

James Comstock

200

Geo. W. Mills

162

 

Mary A. Hale

201

Isaiah Blood

163

 

James Peckham

202

Jane Blood

164

 

Henry Luther

203

Stephen Vanburen

165

 

Mrs. M. Bowen

204

Helen Clark

166

 

Miss S. J. Osborn

205

Eliza Clark

167

 

Mariah Fairbanks

206

J. W. Horton

168

 

Jas. Hatch

207

Sarah Clark

169

 

John Low

208

Cynthia Smith

170

 

Charlotte Osborn

209

Lewis Raymond

171

 

Luke W. Swan

210

Henry Dantforth

172

 

Phebe Swan

211

Ann Peckham

173

 

John M. Towner

212

Phebe Peckham

174

 

S. C. Robinson

213

Hiram Robertson

175

 

Elizabeth Robinson

214

Wm. Dodge

176

 

Matilda L. Smith

215

Sam'l Gates

177

 

H. H. Towner

216

Rob't Cook

178

 

Solomon Parkis

217

Albert Blood

179

 

Jane Ford

218

Abram Tripp

180

 

Amanda Robinson

219

Maryette Beach

181

 

John W. Kelly

220

Rebecca Low

182

 

David Corey

221

Elizabeth Low

183

 

Judy Corey

222

Lydia Low

184

 

Hames King

223

C. M. Vanburen

185

 

Vibard Meeker

224

LLucy Hanson

186

 

Eliakim Corey

225

Mary J. Buckly

187

 

Reed Vincent

226

Louisa Schermerhorn

188

 

Abram Carey

227

Chester Stebbins

189

 

John Hovey

228

Martha Booth

190

 

Joseph E. Wescott

229

 

Daniel Stuart

230

 

Mrs. John Wait

269

Suzan Potter

231

 

Mrs. Gid. Luthber

270

Henry Sanders

232

 

Thomas S. Wicks

271

Alfred Sanders

233

 

Julia P. Wicks

272

Eliza Ann Blood

234

 

Maria P. Wicks

273

Forester Benedict

235

 

Cordelia P. Wicks

274

Mrs. B. Parmenton

236

 

Harriet Wicks

275

John McKown

237

 

Suzan Carlton

276

Mary Osborn

238

 

James Colier

277

Katharine Benedict

239

 

Louiza Raymond

278

Emelina Jones

240

 

Mrs. Mary A. Wright

279

Sarah Jane Avery

241

 

Robert C. Bennet

280

Emily Blood

242

 

Scott Armstrong

281

Edward W. Lee

243

 

Mary J. Smith

282

Harman Clapp

244

 

Laura Foot

283

James Remington

245

 

Martha Smith

284

Eliza Remington

246

 

H. H. Booth

*284

John Craig

247

 

Elizabeth Hatch

285

Mrs. E. W. Lee

248

 

Clara Garret

286

Jane Collins

249

 

Mary Cary

287

Jane Ford

250

 

Hannah Cary

288

Augusta Ford

251

 

Sally A. Cary

289

Henry Wright

252

 

Mrs. G. R. Thomas

290

Abigail Hale

253

 

Abram L. Wright

291

Lyman Parkis

254

 

Mrs. A. L. Wright

292

Charles Benedict

255

 

Alvah Seeley

293

J. N. Rice

256

 

Mark Wilson

294

Dennis Carrol

257

 

Henry Gates

295

Bridget Carrol

258

 

Warren Kirk

296

Dan'l D. Jones

259

 

Geo. Dikeman

297

Eleazar Millard

260

 

Andrew M. Maxwell

298

Ge. W. Lee

261

 

Abram Middlebrook

299

Lovinus Parmerton

262

 

Wm. H. Burnett

300

Emmet Parmerton

263

 

Lavinus Levisee

301

Jane Parents

264

 

James Levisee

302

Orsenius Holcomb

265

 

Wm. Levisee

303

Wm. H. Beach

266

 

Barnebas Crossman

304

Richard Smith

267

 

Nancy Burnett

305

Julia A. Beach

268

 

Mary Scribner

306

 

Mary Jane Crossman

307

 

Lucinda Davis

344

Phebe Gildersleeve

308

 

Rebecca Ford

345

Harriet Benton

309

 

Phebe Middlebrook

346

Huldah Benton

310

 

Elizabeth Kelly

347

Harriet Levisee

311

 

George Buck

348

Eliza Rice

312

 

Wm. McIntosh

349

Hiram Hall

313

 

Philip H. McOmber

350

Matthias McIntosh

314

 

Lodama Totman

351

Francis Wescott

315

 

Ziba Dikeman

352

Michael H. Smith

316

 

Thomas Eastebrook

353

Ephraim T. Tripp

317

 

Alfred Hamilton

354

Joseph F. Jones

318

 

Amanda Benedict

355

John Jones

319

 

John McIntosh

356

Gideon A. Tripp

320

 

Harriet L. Raymond

357

Nancy Jane Gray

321

 

Jane Eliza Parmer

358

Mary E. Colomer

321

 

Sarah S. Wilber

359

Ann VanEsse

322

 

Mary Morse

360

Joseph Simpson

323

 

Ellen Potter

361

Charlotte Smith

324

 

Phebe Schermehorn

362

Hiram Smith

325

 

Sally Dykeman

363

Mary Luther

325

 

Aaron Steenburgh

364

Wm Johnson

326

 

Helen Steenburgh

365

Andrew Mead

327

 

Maria Steenburgh

366

Noah V. Chadsey

328

 

Eliza Steenburgh

367

Harriet Bridges

329

 

Gid. Luther

368

Delia Ingham

330

 

Mrs. Levi G. Hallock

369

Cornelius Schermerhorn

331

 

Mrs. Mary Morrison

370

George Chase

332

 

Anna Randle

371

Margaret M. Wilcox

333

 

D. W. Culver

372

Jonathan S. Beach

334

 

Benj. Sanders

373

Isabella Jack

335

 

John Stillwell

374

Joseph T. Champion

336

 

Alfred VanSteenburg

375

Datus Wheeler

337

 

Eugenia VanSteenburg

376

Huldah Dykeman

338

 

Elizabeth St.John

377

Zabar Fairbanks

339

 

Betsey H. Kusler

378

Wm. H. White

340

 

Mary R. Smith

379

Orson Garnsey

341

 

Nancy M. Smith

380

Hanilton Banister

342

 

Avery Baker

381

Abram T. Davis

343

 

Mary Jane Raymond

382

 

Mary Green

383

 

Jesse Denton

422

Eliza A. Lockwood

384

 

Wm. Sim

423

John Lockwood

385

 

Alice Sim

424

Geo. Peckham

386

 

Edward Noble

425

Geo. Ostrander

387

 

Chas. Hall

426

N. Higby

388

 

Rowland A. Wright

427

Jenet Ashman

389

 

John Parent

428

Jas. H. Goodwin

390

 

James Schermehorn

429

A. N. Wilcox

391

 

Lucinda Smith

430

George J. Vandenburgh

392

 

Charlwes Hewit

431

Mrs. James Hatch

393

 

Levi G. Hallack

432

Jane L. Hatch

394

 

Platt Smith

433

Harriet Ann Hatch

395

 

Daniel C. Morehouse

434

James L. Hallack

396

 

Albert G. Barns

435

Mary S. Tompkins

397

 

George W. Hall

436

Rebecca Dunning

398

 

Geo. Smith

437

Hannah Hart

399

 

James M. Webb

438

Wm. H. Wendle

400

 

Pliney Sayles

439

Nancy Chapman

401

 

Jane Gates

440

John Kelly

402

 

Belinda McINtosh

441

Charles Lord

403

 

Eliza Casper

442

Hannah Ransom

404

 

Mrs. Sarah Weaver

443

Charles Hubbel

405

 

Saray Weaver

444

Olive Gates

406

 

Sarah Baker

445

Isaac V. Irish

407

 

Michael Graves

446

Harvey Chapman

408

 

John Coon

447

Lucy Burnham

409

 

Peter Huling

448

Narcissa B. Colyer

410

 

Loretta Hutchinson

449

Narcissa E. Colyer

411

 

Henry Betts

450

Louisa C. Colyer

412

 

Mrs. Sarah Barlow

451

Mary J. Colyer

413

 

Sarah Betts

452

Lyman N. Colyer

414

 

Mrs. Emily Betts

453

John Owen

415

 

Harriet Thomas

454

A. J. Spencer

416

 

Isaac J. Yates

455

F. E. Spencer

417

 

Alfred Titus

456

Deborah Baker

418

 

Eliakim Grove

457

Sally Seely

419

 

James Crandon

458

Joseph Stilwell

420

 

Charles Benedict

459

Jonathan Dikeman

421

 

Chancey Meeker

460

 

James Craig

461

 

James W. Horton

498

Sam'l Luther

462

 

W. James Teller

499

George Jack

463

 

Platt Smith

500

George Burnham

464

 

Levi G. Hallack

501

John H. Barton

465

 

William Hunt

502

Henry Locy

466

 

Michael Graves

503

Daniel A. Bartow

467

 

John Coon

504

Rob't A. Rockwell

468

 

Peter Huling

505

REuben S. Shipman

469

 

Henry H. Betts

506

Jesse Spicer

470

 

Loretta Hutchinson

507

James Legard

471

 

Sarah Barlow

508

Terrance Grey

472

 

Sarah Betts

509

Abel Sheldon

473

 

Emily Betts

510

Josiah Lay

474

 

Harriet Thomas

511

Erastus Gleason

475

 

Freeman Thomas

512

Andrew J. Smith

476

 

Harvey Robinson

513

Geo. S. Messenger

477

 

 

 

Hiram Smith

478

 

 

 

Sal'l Alsdorp

479

 

 

 

Elijah Raymond 2d

480

 

 

 

Eunace Burnham

481

 

 

 

John H. Ford

482

 

 

 

Ephraim T. Webster

483

 

 

 

Mary Furguson

484

 

 

 

Caroline Holcomb

485

 

 

 

Harriet Ann Hatch

486

 

 

 

Lucy Chadsey

487

 

 

 

Sarah Hawkins

488

 

 

 

Cath'n Tompkins

489

 

 

 

Lydia Hall

490

 

 

 

Malinda Sanders

491

 

 

 

Sarah Hall

492

 

 

 

Frances Legard

493

 

 

 

M. Gildersleeve

494

 

 

 

Malinda King

495

 

 

 

Mary Bartow

496

 

 

 

Delia E. Jones

497

 

 

 

Mary W. Fairbanks

498

 

 

 

Wm. J. Odell

499

 

 

 

 

 

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