Membership certificate for the Independent Benevolent Society of Philadelphia
On a pedestal in an oval a woman is seated with three children under the caption "God assisting us, nothing is to be feared." To the right stands a woman holding a staff on which is a liberty cap, to the left another woman, with cornucopia, spreads her robe to welcome a man seated on the pedestal and an approaching family. A small shovel, a plow, and a sheep complete the scene on the pedestal. Underneath the image, the caption reads: These are to certify that William Warren was duly elected to Member of the Independent Benevolent Society of Philadelphia. Incorporated on the 16th of Jany. in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & ten. Witness our hands and seal of the Society this 1st day of August 1811. Attested. Geo. Bonnin, Secretary. Andrew Montgomery, President.
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