Monday, March 5, 2012

Fred Lewis Signs A Formidable Document; Crisis Averted

Fred Lewis was fortunate in not being proceeded against in the First District Police Court yesterday, and still more fortunate in being taken back by Von der Ahe to his old position.  But before he was reinstated he was brought before Justice P.J. Tauffe and there required to "swear off" literally, by signing a formidable document, by which he pledged himself to severely abstain from all fermented, vinous or alcoholic liquors during the remaining six months of his connection with the club under penalty of expulsion, etc., as provided in the constitution.
-St. Louis Globe-Democrat, July 10, 1884

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