CHARTER, CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS, OF THE CHALMETTE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION OF NEW ORLEANS, LA. New Orleans.

CHARTER, CONSTITUTION AND BY-LAWS, OF THE CHALMETTE BENEVOLENT ASSOCIATION OF NEW ORLEANS, LA.

New Orleans, La. Wm. Miller, Printer, 104 Gravier Street, 1895. Original staples [small bleedthrough] and printed wrappers [light wear]. 4" x 6." 35, [3] pp. Light uniform toning, Very Good.

Chalmette is a geographic area in St. Bernard Parish, just east of downtown New Orleans. It is named after a local 18th century plantation owner. The Chalmette Benevolent Association was a mutual benefit organization, whose members would "divide each other's sorrows and increase each other's joys, to care for our sick and to bury our dead, and to relieve our widows and orphans." Members were eligible for medical, surgical, and funeral assistance. The Charter [from 1885], Constitution, Bylaws, and Rules of Order are printed through page 35. The list of officers and members is printed at pages [36]-[37], with an Index at page [38].
Officers included a physician and an undertaker. There were about 110 members. White men, between the ages of 18 and 45 years, able-bodied and of good moral character who believed in a Supreme Being, were eligible for membership. Members elected druggists and an undertaker; provision is made for a Health and Relief Committee, and a Wake Committee.
OCLC 731667710 [1- LSU] as of December 2019. Not in Thompson. Item #36470

Price: $450.00

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