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Rewards of Merit, Eaton Sisters, 1813 to 1819, Watercolor & Ink on Paper
Wilton, New Hampshire
Date/Period: 1813-1819 - SOLD


Rewards of Merit, Eaton Sisters, 1813 to 1819, Watercolor & Ink on Paper Wilton, New Hampshire, group view

Measurement: Largest: 5.5" x 6.25"; Smallest: 3" x 3.25"

Material: Watercolor and ink on paper

Condition: Good, some fading, few losses; largest creased and separated

Additional Information: All hand drawn and watercolor, a collection of 17, some with
displaying landscape, birds, an eagle, and floral spays.
• Dorcas Eaton, 1812, 1815, 1816, 1818, 1819
• Sally Eaton, 1809, 1811, 1812, 1813, 1815 another 1819 [Wilton]
• Fanny Eaton, 1815, 1818, 1819, another also 1819

SOLD

231-49




RARE SHAKER MANUSCRIPT
PROCLAMATION ON THE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS.
David Meacham
Probably New Lebanon, New York
Undated, Circa 1800.
Descended in a Middletown, Connecticut, family - SOLD


RARE SHAKER MANUSCRIPT
PROCLAMATION ON THE TREATMENT OF ANIMALS.
David Meacham
Probably New Lebanon, New York
Undated, Circa 1800, entire view

(Ink on laid paper, 4 pp. ADS, 12.5-inches by 7.75-inches.)

David Meacham, Sr. (1743-1826) was from an old Enfield, Connecticut family, a younger son of Joseph Meacham, Sr. (1708-1794) and the younger brother of Shaker leader Joseph Meacham, Jr. (1742-1796). When the Shaker way was introduced to Enfield, David Meacham and his family all converted and their homestead became the center of the Church Family. The Meacham family then moved to the New Lebanon community, where David was made the first deacon in 1794.

In this remarkable and strongly worded proclamation, Meacham laments "the brutal creation or animal that has been groaning under great oppression and bondage." He continues by outlining, in specific terms, the proper care of livestock, including oxen, cows, and sheep, regularly stating that these animals, which are blessings given to mankind for "food, clothing, health and comfort" ought to be "kept in good flesh." He closes, "Written for the Consideration and help of all those Members who are interested in care with the order and Use of the Joint Interest of the Church By David Meacham Overseer of the Temporal Interest of the Church."
Condition: Toned, some ink burn, expected fold lines with minor associated losses.

323-44 - SOLD





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