The following is the first installment of a reprint of a fourteen-part article first published in Bizarre: For Fireside and Wayside (Philadelphia) from October 5, 1853, through April 1, 1854. This is a remarkable account of a three-month residence with the Watervliet, N.Y., Shakers. The author was apparently residing at the Gathering Order (North Family) during the 1840s or early 1850s. The article was intended to conclude with its second installment, but continued for a total of fourteen installments.
American Communal Societies Quarterly