1833The first temperance movement began.People and Communities, Events & Anniversaries, Temperance, Local Organizations

Letter to First Parish members about temperance by Hosea Hildreth. The First Church of Gloucester Collection, Box 6, FF10, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Gloucester, MA.
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Hosea Hildreth became minister of the First Parish in 1825. His promotion of temperance was never popular within the church, or outside either. He left the church in 1833 and became a lecturer for the Massachusetts Temperance Society.

Brooks, Alfred Mansfield. Gloucester Recollected: A Familiar History. P. Smith, 1974. Hurd, D. Hamilton (Duane Hamilton) ed. History of Essex County, Massachusetts, with Biographical Sketches of Many of Its Pioneers and Prominent Men. Vol. II. Philadelphia, J. W. Lewis & Co., 1888. http://archive.org/details/historyofessexco02hurd.
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