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Portland Association for Temperance bylaws, 1827

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Portland Association for Temperance bylaws, 1827 / Maine Historical Society

Chapter 6, page 166-168.

The constitution of the Portland Association for the Promotion of Temperance lays out their opposition to the evils of alcohol abuse and describes the founding of the society. Like many temperance or abolition societies, this one emerged from citizen involvement and organization.

Neal Dow and Samuel Fessenden's signatures, as well as many others, are on this document.

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