U.S.A. Temperance Union Pledge


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U.S.A. Temperance Union Pledge


We, the undersigned, connected with the Army of the United States, feeling the necessity of some fafe-guard against the evil of Intemperance so prevalent among us, and believing that Total Abstinence alone will prove effectual, do adopt the following PLEDGE:
I do hereb solemnly pledge myself to this Union, before God and my country, never to use as a beverage any distilled or malt liquors; wine or cider; and that I will do all in my power to promote Temperance among the Officers and Solders of the Army. Signing this Pledge constitutes me a Member of the U.S.A. Temperance Union.


U.S.A. Temperance Union


M 4, Box 1, folder 1, Thompson Collection of Lincolniana 1803-1965, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


McGill & Withrow, Printers and Stereotypers


Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, VCU Libraries


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