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Female Union temperance Society. by Helen Tilden Wild. Written by request of the surviving members. EXTRACTS from selectmen's records given on a previous page show the situation in Medford in the '30's and '40's. Rev. Caleb Stetson, Rev. Hosea Ballou, 2d, Deacon Galen James, James O. Curtis and others were leaders in the crusade against liquor sellers. The Washingtonian Movement, so called, had between 1840 and 1845 found many supporters all over the country, and a desire to help in the great reform brought into being the Female Union Temperance Society, which continued its organization for fifty-two years. Mrs. James 0. Curtis, the first secretary, recorded, Several ladies of Medford met at a room in the house of Mrs. W. Peake on Friday eve, Dec. 12, 1845, for the purpose of forming themselves into a society to promote the cause of temperance. The meeting was called to order by Mrs. C. Stetson. Mrs. Doctor Fuller was chosen Moderator. The constitution was adopted Decem