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St. John's Total Abstinence and Benefit Society Medal
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.
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