Most of the data for the discussion of the Paterson Washington Temperance
Benevolent Society are based on materials in the Paterson intelligence,
and the data on the Newark Washington Temperance Benevolent Society
are based on materials from the Newark Daily Intelligencer. To simplify
the problem of footnotes, in most cases only the source of quotations
Occupational data on members of the Paterson society were secured
largely from newspaper reports because city directories were not available
for the dates most relevant to this research; occupational data for
Newark were taken from city directories.
Written by Reverend Joel Jewell in 1830 and 1832; set to the tune
That these membership data included substantial numbers of nondrunkards
is suggested the fact that, according to the Paterson intelligencer
of 31 March 1841, a committee of the "friends of temperance"
estimated that in Paterson and Manchester there were 127 habitual
drunkards and 79 occasional drunkards, including 30 women.
The editorial quotation is from John Allen Krout's book The Origins
of Prohibition, Published by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc., in 1925.