[Newtown Square, Pa.]: N.d. .
Title in 4 lines, text in double columns of 65 lines. 1 vols. 13 x 10-3/4 inches. ‘Observe the conduct of every stranger’. Old folds (a few archival tissue reinforcements on verso, chiefly at margins not affecting the text) Not in OCLC. Item #308474
The constitution of the Society, the Preamble of which says “Whereas, it appears that for want of some general system of action and mutual aid amongst the inhabitants of this district, much loss has been sustained and many thieves and other villains have escaped. Therefore, be it Resolved that we this day form ourselves into a Company for the protection of property known by the name style and Title of Newtown Square Horse Company, of Newtown Township, Delaware County, and State of Pennsylvania, for the detection of Horse Thieves, and the recovery of stolen property.”
The Constitution comprises 23 sections outlining the aims of the Company and giving the text of hand bills to be printed to offer rewards for stolen horses.
Section 15th. Members are enjoined strictly, to observe the conduct of every stranger coming into their neighborhood without any known business, to diligently watch the movements of all suspected persons, to acquire a habit of noticing all travellers and horses that come in their ways …
Undated, but a notice in the Delaware County American for 22 February 1840 identifies James Lewis of Marple as the Secretary, and given the address “at the Sign of the Fox Chase, Richard Millison, proprietor”.
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