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August 31, 1849

THE SPIRITUAL MAGAZINE, Oneida Reserve, Aug. 31, 1849  This was the first periodical of what would become the famed Oneida Community. It was first published in Putney, Vermont, moving to the Oneida Reserve, New York, in 1848.
This community, called "Perfectionists", was founded by John Humphrey Noyes. He established a "Bible family" in which all should be perfectly equal, worldly goods should be held in common, and those who were married should renounce their marriage ties and a "complex marriage" should be set up. In 1847 Noyes was arrested for adultery. Upon release he immediately left Vermont & went on to lead America’s first communal society – the Oneida Community in New York.
Sixteen pages, 5 3/4 by 8 3/4 inches, small stain in the eight margin, good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War