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Rochester Colored Total Abstinence Association
Pledge. – We do solemnly promise, before God and those witnesses, totally to abstain from all intoxicating liquors, as a beverage – the manufacture, directly or indirectly, of the same, or the sale thereof. We also promise to use our best exertions to induce others to adopt this pledge.
Resolved, That intemperance and slavery are the allied foes of the African race.
Resolved, That we will not cease to promote the great cause of temperance, as long as a son or daughter of Africa is in bondage.
Resolved, That temperance will do more to reform the world than any thing else, except religion.
Resolved, That temperance is health, economy, happiness and philosophy.
This Association is in a thriving state, and bids fair to be successful.
WM. H. BISHOP, President.
AUSTIN STEWART, V. Pres.
WM. M. DORCEY, Secretary.
A.D. Williams, Peter Stokley, John H. Bishop, John Reed – Committee.
Collection: African American Newspapers
Publication: THE COLORED AMERICAN
Date: December 4, 1841
Title: ROCHESTER COLORED TOTAL ABSTINENCE ASSOCIATION
Location: New York, New York