On this day in 1802, Charles T. Woodman was born in Newburyport. As an adult, Woodman fell under the control of alcohol and wandered aimlessly from town to town. Reduced to extreme poverty, he was an inmate at the poorhouse for several months. Finally, in 1842, he signed a pledge to the Washington Total Abstinence Society. A year later, he published "The Narrative of Charles T. Woodman, a Reformed Inebriate, Written By Himself."

Information provided by the Historical Society of Old Newbury

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