Extract of a letter from Colonel O.J. Rees to B.D. Steriot sent to Thomas S. Grimke via Steriot, undated

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    Extract of a Letter from Col O. J. Rees to B.D. Steriot You will see by the Sumter Gazette which I send, that I have succeeded after much difficulty in forming a Temperance Society, We met on the day appointed, when I presented the Constitution, it was opposed warmly and by sneers, and I believe I do not [illegible] much in saying, I was instrumental in the success, If its usual, or would be gratifying to your society in Charleston, to receive this information, please make it to them, and say, we shall be happy to for- ward them or Copy of our Constitution, to communicate or to receive [illegible], and assistance from them— Our Officers for this year, besides the Executive Committee and J.O. Steriot Prest. Orlando J. Rees. V.P. and J. P. Waties Secretary. Dear Sir, As the Secretary of our society, I hand you the above; if you should send then Mr. Gilmans address the cause might be advances, as purposely Yr most obt, B.D. Steriot [End page 1] [To:] Honorable T.S. Grimke, President [End page 2]
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    Extract of a Letter from Col O. J. Rees to B.D. Steriot You will see by the Sumter Gazette which I send, that I have succeeded after much difficulty in forming a Temperance Society, We met on the day appointed, when I presented the Constitution, it was opposed warmly and by sneers, and I believe I do not [illegible] much in saying, I was instrumental in the success, If its usual, or would be gratifying to your society in Charleston, to receive this information, please make it to them, and say, we shall be happy to for- ward them or Copy of our Constitution, to communicate or to receive [illegible], and assistance from them— Our Officers for this year, besides the Executive Committee and J.O. Steriot Prest. Orlando J. Rees. V.P. and J. P. Waties Secretary. Dear Sir, As the Secretary of our society, I hand you the above; if you should send then Mr. Gilmans address the cause might be advances, as purposely Yr most obt, B.D. Steriot [End page 1] [To:] Honorable T.S. Grimke, President [End page 2]
Title:
Extract of a letter from Colonel O.J. Rees to B.D. Steriot sent to Thomas S. Grimke via Steriot, undated
Creator:
Steriot, B.D.
Description:
A note from B. D. Heriot passing on an extract from a letter referencing the Sumter, South Carolina Temperance Society, with a mention of Reverend Samuel Gilman.
Collection:
Grimke family papers, 1678-1977
Contributing Institution:
College of Charleston Libraries
Media Type:
Manuscripts
Personal or Corporate Subject:
Gilman, Samuel, 1791-1858, Steriot, B.D.
Topical Subject:
Temperance--United States--History--19th century--Societies, etc.
Geographic Subject:
Sumter (S.C.), Charleston (S.C.)
Language:
English
Shelving Locator:
MSS 0176 Box 1 Folder 16
Internet Media Type:
image/jpeg
Digitization Specifications:
600 dpi, 24-bit depth, color, Epson Expression 10000XL, Archival masters are tiffs.
Copyright Status Statement:
Public Domain.
Access Information:
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