The Collapse

The Collapse

“He resigned the deed of the property into their hands, and soon after departed from Skaneateles, like one who had lost his nearest and dearest…

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“The Communitist” Newspaper

“The Communitist” Newspaper

“Free” in every sense. The “Communitist” paper first published in January 1844 with Maria Loomis as editor. The first Issue Headline: “Unity in love- One…

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The Community Rules

The Community Rules

“I am sorry to behold a Babel springing up in the neighborhood of the beautiful Skaneateles to pollute its air and to mar its fair…

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Production

Production

“…usefully employed” and appeared to be “satisfied and contented” -(a visitor to the community) The whole number of members, male and female, labor most industriously…

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An “atheistical creed “

An “atheistical creed “

“No God- No Government- No Marriage- No Money- No Meat- No Salt-No Pepper Collins”  –(Noyes 180). November 19 Collins made a declaration of the principles:…

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The House and buildings

The House and buildings

-Two-story stone house with 30ft extension – A two story frame building – Two small barns – A forty foot storage shed – a two-story…

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The Grounds

The Grounds

“…the useful and the beautiful in admirable proportions” The farm was accessible by Erie canal to the Village of Jordan (5 miles), connected to Skaneateles…

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The Founding

The Founding

“Our object is not so much to give a home to the poor, as to demonstrate to them their own power and resources, and thereby…

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THE MONTHLY OFFERING. BY JOHN A. COLLINS
Boston: Anti-slavery office, 1841-2
E449 M78 v.1

John Collins

    “…a lover of universal reform” Born and raised in Vermont, John A. Collins was an Abolitionist and served as a General Agent of the…

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