By-Laws of the Oswego Guards, Commanded by S. S. Hurlbut. Oswego Guards.

By-Laws of the Oswego Guards, Commanded by S. S. Hurlbut

Oswego: Printed by George Henry, 1838. Item #432

12mo. 165 x 100 mm., (6 ½ x 4 inches). 8 pp. Stitched as issued. Signature of Lt. E. E. Hawley on title-page.

Rare Oswego imprint, documenting the establishment and Oswego Guard, a regarded local military group that served with distinction during the Civil War. The By-Laws include twenty-one articles which regulated the operations of the Guard and the duties of its members. “Whereas, for the preservation of order and discipline, it is necessary to have well know Laws, Rules and Regulations, and that the same should be closely observed: therefore, the members of the Oswego Guard do enact for their own government the following By-Laws."

The Guard was organized and directed by Sidney Hurlbut, a man of his age who was active as a fireman, inventor, miller, businessman and entrepreneur. His drive to make a fortune took him from Vermont to New York City, Oswego, Mexico, Vicksburg, Mississippi and finally Wisconsin where he and his brother went into manufacturing and produced a wagon lock that was very successful.

Henry H. Hurlbut. The Hurlbut Genealogy or Record of the Descendants of Thomas Hurlbut. Albany: Joel Munsell, 1888, p. 268. John Charles Churchill, Landmarks of Oswego County, New York. Syracuse: D. Mason, 1895, p. 410. American Imprints 52092.

OCLC citing only one copy at the Huntington.

Price: $250.00

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