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Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by
LEBBEUS ARMSTRONG, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southaa
District of New York.
From Hon. R. H. WALWORTH, Chancellor of the State of Nero
York, I have been acquainted with the Rev. Lebbeus Armstrong for many years. He was one of the original members of the first Temperance Society, formed in 1808, and has long been an active and efficient laborer in the temperance cause. I have not had leisure to examine the manuscript of the Lectures, containing the history of the Temperance Reformation, which he proposes to publish; but, from his acquaintance with the subject, I have no doubt of the correctness of the facts purporting to be embodied therein, and the soundness of the principles advocated; and that a perusal of the publication will be useful as well as interesting to all the friends of temperance.
R. H. WALWORTH. SARATOGA SPRINGS, Aug. 27th, 1852
From EDWARD C. DELAVAN, Esq., Ballston Centre, N. Y. I entirely coincide with Chancellor Walworth, in his opinion of the valuable labors of the Rev. L. Armstrong in the temperance cause. He has read to me, in part, his work on the Temperanco Reformation. I understand he is about publishing it. I trust it will find its way into every family in the nation.
EDWARD C. DELAVAN. BALLSTON CENTRE, Oct. 8th, 1852.
From Hon. A. Bockes, Judge of Saratoga County, V. Y. I have known the Rev. Lebbeus Armstrong, by reputation, from my earliest recollection, although I was never favored with a personal acquaintance with him until quite recently. He is a gentleman of merit and high moral standing. From an examination of a previous publication by him, and from his early connection with the temperance enterprise, I have no doubt his Lectures on the subject will be highly interesting.
A. BOCKES. SARATOGA SPRINGS, Aug. 26th, 1852.
From Hon. Wm. Hay, Judge of Saratoga County, N. Y. Having been personally acquainted with the Rev. Lebbeus Armstrong more than forty years, and recently permitted to hear the contents of his fourteen lectures, I cheerfully state that he has been during all that time a consistent and unswerving friend of temperance, practicing its requirements and inculcating its precepts. Speedy publication of those lectures would undoubtedly be very serviceable in the coming contest, for enactment of the Maine Liquor Law.
WM. HAY SARATOGA SPRINGS, Aug. 27th, 1852.
From L. B. PUTNAM, M. D. I have an acquaintance with the Rev. Lebbeus Armstrong, of this county, and know him to be one of our most able and efficient laborers of the great Temperance Reform. He was one of the prime movers in the commencement of the temperance warfare at the forming of our first society, in 1808; and from a careful survey and perusal of his manuscript history of the cause, would most unhesitatingly declare it entitled to the patronage of all well-wishers to our noble enterprise
L. B. PUTNAM, M.D. SARATOGA SPRINGS, Aug. 27th, 1852.
From Hon. W. L. F. WARREN, Judge of Saratoga County, N. Y.
I have been acquainted with the Rev. Lebbeus Armstrong, of the County of Saratoga, more than a quarter of a century, and can bear testimony to his character as a practical temperance man, a consistent Christian, and a good citizen. His Lectures on the subject of Temperance, which he is engaged in publishing, I have no doubt will be of great service in advancing the cause he advocates. His familiarity with the history of Temperance, and his long advocacy of the reform, and ability for the work, well qualify him for his present undertaking.
WM. L. F. WARREN. SARATOGA SPRINGS, Aug. 26th, 1852.
From Rev. C. C. LEIGH, President of New York City Tem
perance Alliance. This is to certify that I have read the historical reminiscences of the temperance reformation, by Rev. Lebbeus Armstrong, and am of the opinion that it is a book needed by the public, and one which will be sought for by all who desire information on the History of the Temperance Reformation It abounds also in anecdotes and facts, which will make it pleasing as well as profitable to the youth of our country. It should be put in every school library.
CHAS. C. LEIGH. New York, Aug, 24th, 1852.
From Silas Briggs, Esq., Justice of Peace, Saratoga Co., N. Y.
I hereby certify that I have been considerably acquainted with the Rev. Lebbeus Armstrong; that I have known him as an active and consistent temperance man; that I have given some attention to the examination of a manuscript which he proposes to publish, the historical reminiscences of the temperance reformation of the nineteenth century, etc. ; and that I believe said book is calculated to promote the Temperance Reform.
SILAS BRIGGS. SARATOGA SPRINGS, Aug. 26th, 1852.
From Dr. B. J. CLARK, the Originator of the first Temperance
Society. I hereby certify that I have been personally acquainted with the Rev. Lebbeus Armstrong for the last forty-eight years, and know him to have been one of our co-laborers in organizing the Temperate Society of Moreau and Northumberland, in the year A. D. 1808; and that whatever of facts he has related in his Historical Reminiscences of the Temperance Reformation, is undoubtedly true. MOREAU, Aug. 28th, 1852.
B. J. CLARK.
From R. N. HAVENS, Esq., President of New York State
Temperance Alliance. It can hardly be necessary to add any thing to the testimony of gentlemen so well known for their high attainments and social position, but especially for their long and influential connection with the Temperance Reform, as Messrs. R. H. Walworth, E. C. Delavan, B. J. Clark, and the others, whose recommendations of Rev Mr. Armstrong's work precede this note.
The influences of the reformers of our day on the great modern vice, Intemperance, are to tell on unborn generations. That future ages will search for the records of their doings with an interest akin to that which now attaches to the histories of Wicliff, Knox, or Luther, there can be no doubt. This, then, is the time to gather and collate the documents. So zealous and faithful a collector and historian, therefore, as Rev. Mr. Armstrong, is deserving the support of the men of his generation.
R. N. HAVENS. NEW YORK, Oct. 13th, 1852.
From M. M. BERRY, Esq., Saratoga, N. Y. I have not, until recently, been personally acquainted with the Rev. Lebbeus Armstrong, but have known him by reputation se ral years, and I have no doubt that the History of the Temperance Reformation, which he proposes to publish, will prove a valuable auxiliary to the temperance cause, particularly at this crisis.
M. M. BERRY SARATOGA SPRINGS, Aug. 27th, 1852.