Item #15911 Three Cents a Day to secure $1,000 to your Wife and Children. The Sovereigns of Industry Mutual Relief Association of Massachusetts . . . [caption title]. Sovereigns of Industry.

Three Cents a Day to secure $1,000 to your Wife and Children. The Sovereigns of Industry Mutual Relief Association of Massachusetts . . . [caption title].

Boston: n. p., [ca. 1875-1878]. First edition. Single sheet printed recto and verso, approx. 11 x 8.25 inches. A little worn at the corners and a trifle browned; a very good copy. Item #15911

A life insurance and relief scheme for this short-lived cooperative order that was something of an urban counterpart to the Grange movement; each member of the Association would pay into the fund and at death, "Every member's heirs shall receive within a few daysafter the death of a member, one dollar out of the treasury,from each surviving member." With much promotional text on the benefits and low risk of this investment, as well as the requirements (a physician's exam, for one)--though however sound the Association may have been, the Order itself failed sometime in 1878. OCLC notes two locations (Library Company of Philadelphia and U.C. Riverside) and seemingly arbitrarily assigns a date of 1880 based on the Riverside record, which assigns publication of [1880]; LCP suggests 1875.

Price: $125.00

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