Peace Society of Windham County record book 1826-1839
The Peace Society of Windham County was formed on August 16, 1826, in Brooklyn, Windham County, Connecticut. The organization took as its dual missions the promotion of peace through the spread of information, and the abolishment of war, which its members considered inhuman and unchristian. The Peace Society's first president was Dr. Thomas Hubbard; other early officers included vice presidents George Benson, Hubbel Loomis, and Samuel Perkins; secretary Ambrose Edson; and treasurer Dr. Thomas Huntington. Also key to the foundation of the group was Reverend Samuel Joseph May (1797-1871), a Unitarian minister who also championed the causes of educational reform and abolition. The Peace Society continued to meet until at least 1839.