St. John's Total Abstinence and Benefit Society Medal.
This medal was issued in 1858. It differs from
the 1850 medal in the inscription on the annulus. The 1850
inscription reads "Newfoundland Total Abstinence Society.
Revd. Kiran Walsh President". The 1858 inscription reads
"St. John's Total Abstinence Society. Be Sober and Watch".
The pledge reads: "I
pledge myself with the Divine Assistance that as long as I shall
continue a member of this Society I will abstain from all
intoxicating liquors unless for medical or religious purposes and
that I will discountenance intemperance in others."
From St. John's Total Abstinence and
Benefit Society, Jubilee Volume, 1858-1908 (St. John's:
Chronicle Print, 1908) 13.