History of the United Bowmen of Philadelphia: (Organized A.D. 1828).

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Allen, Lane & Scott's, 1888 - Archery - 8 pages

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Page 1 - Archery has been exercised from the most remote ages of antiquity, and, in modern times, has always been considered a useful and polite accomplishment, affording in its practice a vigorous and beneficial exercise conducive to health and recreation. With these impressions, we, the subscribers, have associated ourselves together under the name and title of THE UNITED BOWMEN OF PHILADELPHIA; and, for the better advancement of our views, mutually pledge ourselves to be governed by the following Constitution...
Page 4 - Lincoln green in color, and trimmed with gold lace, with a gold arrow worked on the collar ; a straw hat covered with the same material, and turned up on the left side with three black ostrich feathers couchant; white pantaloons, guard and belt of black patent-leather, with a large gold buckle ; from the belt depended grease-box and tassel.
Page 2 - October ; that a field-day shall be held on the last Saturday of each month, when a prize, not exceeding three dollars in value, shall be shot for, to be awarded to the member whose hits shall value the highest.
Page 2 - He shall register all hits in the target-book that may be made at practice, field, and prize meetings, collect such articles relative or appertaining to archery as may be practicable, and deposit them in their proper books or cases as they may require, and report from time to time such information to the Club as he may deem of sufficient importance.
Page 2 - Association shall be styled The United Bowmen of Philadelphia, and consist of persons above the age of twentyone years, and the number of members shall not exceed twenty-five.
Page 2 - At field and practice meetings the distance was to be at the discretion of the captain of the target, not exceeding, however, one hundred and twenty-five yards, nor less than sixty yards, and the number of rounds fourteen.
Page 7 - Music, painting, art, science, architecture, medicine, law, and commerce were all represented in the Club, and a better feeling probably never existed than among the members of The United Bowmen of Philadelphia.
Page 2 - Provide that the meetings for practice shall be held weekly, beginning on the first Saturday in May and ending on the last Saturday...
Page 1 - Mountains, feeling the want of out-door exercise, and disliking billiards, tenpins, &c., a few friends joined in choosing archery before breakfast, and a walk in the country.

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