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Washington Benevolent Society Membership Certificate

An inventory of the collection at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: MRC
Date: 28 Oct 2010

Biographical History

The Washington Benevolent Societies (1810-1816) were local political clubs organized by the Federalist Party. There were branches in many cities, primarily in the northeastern part of the United States.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Washington Benevolent Society Membership Certificate consists of one item, a membership certificate for the Newburyport Washington Benevolent Society, in the name of a Frederick Page. The certificate is signed by chapter president W.B. Banister and Recording Secretary John R.[?] Hudson.

Arrangement of the Collection

Single item.


Access Restrictions:

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Use Restrictions:

Written permission must be obtained from SCRC and all relevant rights holders before publishing quotations, excerpts or images from any materials in this collection.

Related Material

For more information on the Washington Benevolent Society, including its constitution, see The constitution of the Washington Benevolent Society, of the county of Cayuga... available in our Rare Books holdings, call number New York Z236.A89 P11 1813cons. Both the circulating collection and Rare Books have other WBS-related material; please refer to the Classic Catalog to locate other relevant items.

Subject Headings

Corporate Bodies

Washington Benevolent Society (Newburyport, Mass.)


Political clubs -- United States.

Genres and Forms

Membership certificates.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Washington Benevolent Society Membership Certificate,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Transfer from Mayfield, 1992.

Table of Contents

Membership material