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Anecdotes of Archery
Part 29 of 34
FINSBURY ARCHERS,
Inftituted in the year 1753.

THE few gentlemen now remaining of this Society, are incorporated with the Archers' divifion of the Hon. Artillery Company; and were among thofe who attended his Majefty in the proceffion to St, Paul's on the 23d of April, 1789.

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WHARFDALE ARCHERS,
Inftituted in the year 1737.
ARTICLES.

WE whofe names are underwritten, do hereby oblige ourfelves to meet every Thurfday, between the hours of three and fix in the afternoon, at Mrs. BENTHAM'S in Otley. And it is further agreed, that every Subfcriber who does not attend according to the above obligation, fhall for every fuch default forfeit fixpence ; and if he does attend fhall pay fixpence for his club, otherwife fhall be deemed a defaulter. That his name, forfeiture, and day of the month be entered in a book, kept at MRS. BENTHAM'S for that purpofe. That the forfeitures be paid on a day appointed by a majority of the Subfcribers, That if any one denies on that day to pay his forfeiture or forfeitures, as entered in the book, he fhall be profecuted according to law ; and his name upon fuch refufal, fhall be ftruck out from the lift of Subfcribers. To prevent any difputes which may be occafioned by the difference of clocks and watches, MRS. BENTHAM'S clock only fhall be referred to in all cafes relating to the hours appointed as above for meeting. Dated the fourth day of Auguft, 1737.

W. VAVASOUR, B. KNIGHT,
THO. FAWKES, HEN. MITTON,
HEN. ATKINSON,    JAS. ROBINSON,
AYS. FAWKES, ANTH. FOSTER,
FR. FAWKES, R. MUSGRAVE,
JOHN FAWKES, THOMAS BOOTH,
WM. BULKLEY, THO. HARRISON.
C. VAVASOUR,

How long this Society continued to meet is not now known[49].

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RICHMOND ARCHERS,

INSTITUTED within the borough of Richmond in Yorkfhire, in the year 1755,—to meet and fhoot for a Silver Cup, on Thurfday in every week.

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