[New York: n. p., 1845-1847?]. Broadside, approx. 20 x 16, blanks completed in autograph ink (with penciled revisions). Typographic border. Old folds, some light soiling and spotting; in very good condition. Item #16793
A piece of exuberant typography, an early charter certificate dated December 23, 1845 for a lodge in the women's temperance fraternal order, with a few small contemporary pencil revisions to the organization's name and suggesting places be left blank--perhaps for a revision of the organization? (A note in autograph ink next to the signatures of the officers reads, "Reorganized 15th Day of April 1847.").