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    Independent Order of Odd Fellows: 1869 Constitution and By-Laws of Independence Lodge No. 158, Railroad Flat, State of California. 4" x 5.75", sixty-two pages, printed wraps, printed in San Francisco, California by Jos. Winterburn & Co. An early copy of IOOF by-laws for a California Gold Rush region. From the rules concerning membership: "All candidates for initiation must be free white males of the age of twenty-one years and upwards, of sound health, of good moral character and industrious habits, having some respectable means of support." The booklet has only a few closed tears and a slight fold crease to the front cover, else in near fine condition.

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    Auction Dates
    May, 2010
    22nd Saturday
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