[Oneida Creek, NY]: Oneida Community, 1867. First Edition. Seventeen 16mo bifolium issues (12.25cm), publication sequence as follows: Vol. 3, nos. 58-61, 63-6, 120-2, 125-7, 145-7. Presumably disbound, nearly all with inoffensive punch holes, minor dusting, else a Very Good to Near Fine collection.
Small daily newsletter issued by the Bible Communist commune of Oneida Creek, New York. First founded in 1843 by John Humphrey Noyes, the group was driven out of Putney, Vermont, in 1848, and eventually transitioned from a communal society to a joint stock company in 1880. The present periodical is a combination of day-to-day instructions (what to do when it's your turn for Mill Watch), news ("Mr. Hatch spoke of the singing. He wished there could be more inspiration and enthusiasm in it"), and bits of gossip, ("In the young men's meeting yesterday, a very interesting note from Mr. Hamilton to Daniel Abbott was read, which called forth an expression of love for Mr. Hamilton and thankfulness to him for his kindness and faithfulness with the young men"). DARE 1506, citing the 1973 reprint edition.