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Abstinence pendant. On front silhouette of man and woman touching a shield with radiating cross above them. Each hold a flag with the motto "IN HOC SI NO VINCES" above them. On back a cross with the pledge to abstain from drinking imprinted on it.
On front: "IN HOC SI NO VINCES"
On reverse along border:"CORK TOTAL ABSTINENCE SOCIETY/THE VERY REVD T MATTHEW PRESIDENT"
Imprinted within Cross on reverse: "PLEDGE/I PROMISE/ TO/ABSTAIN/FROM ALL/INTOXICATING DRINKS &./EXCEPT USED MEDICINALLY/AND BY ORDER OF A MEDICAL MAN/AND TO DISCOUNTENCE/THE /CAUSE &/PRACTICE/OF/INTEMPERANCE"
On reverse imprinted outside cross but within border: "FOUNDED 10 APRIL/1888" (Imprinted)
Original to Phillips House (Salem, Mass.),
1/8 in (W), 1 11/16 in (diameter) (inches)
Gift of the Stephen Phillips Memorial Charitable Trust for Historic Preservation