1846, Martha Washington Salem Union No. 6., Daughters of Temperance
Collections/University Archives, Rutgers University Libraries.
This is a page from the constitution of the Daughters of Temperance
of Salem, NJ. The Daughters of Temperance was an early women's organization supporting
abstention from the use of alcohol. The women of the Martha Washington Salem Union No. 6
took a pledge not to use, buy, or sell alcoholic beverages. They also
pledged to advocate temperance in their community. They governed themselves through
regular elections of officers, and they pooled their resources to provide death benefits
for their members.