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TITLE
Free Church Temperance Society Pledge
EXTERNAL ID
KIGHF_OK_1
PERIOD
1890s
CREATOR
Free Church of Scotland Temperance Society
SOURCE
Highland Folk Museum
ASSET ID
19792
KEYWORDS
alcohol
alcoholic
drinking
Free Church Temperance Society Pledge

The Free Church of Scotland promoted temperance and in this document, G H McDougal pledges to abstain from the use of all intoxicating drinks as beverages. The pledge is dated 16 November 1898 and is also signed by Robert Carr, Secretary of the Temperance Society.

The person signing the pledge was required not to drink alcohol as a beverage. This meant that it was permitted for medicinal purposes.
On the left is the emblem of the Free Church. The Latin words 'Nec tamen consumebatur' ('yet the bush was not consumed') refer to the Bible story of Moses and the burning bush.

The Free Church of Scotland was formed in 1843. Its members parted from the Established Church because they disagreed with its policy of allowing landowners to appoint the minister. They felt that this policy was not always in the interests of the Church, and in a period known as the Disruption, broke the link between Church and State to form the Free Church.

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Free Church Temperance Society Pledge

1890s

alcohol; alcoholic; drinking

Highland Folk Museum

Highland Folk Museum (illustrations)

The Free Church of Scotland promoted temperance and in this document, G H McDougal pledges to abstain from the use of all intoxicating drinks as beverages. The pledge is dated 16 November 1898 and is also signed by Robert Carr, Secretary of the Temperance Society.<br /> <br /> The person signing the pledge was required not to drink alcohol as a beverage. This meant that it was permitted for medicinal purposes. <br /> On the left is the emblem of the Free Church. The Latin words 'Nec tamen consumebatur' ('yet the bush was not consumed') refer to the Bible story of Moses and the burning bush. <br /> <br /> The Free Church of Scotland was formed in 1843. Its members parted from the Established Church because they disagreed with its policy of allowing landowners to appoint the minister. They felt that this policy was not always in the interests of the Church, and in a period known as the Disruption, broke the link between Church and State to form the Free Church.