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The Washington Association was founded in 1811 to be a political organization specifically for young men. Its stated goal was to encourage young men "to cherish the principles of the constitution and union, and to assist their senior fellow citizens in promoting the interest of the Federal cause." 


Koschnik, Albrecht. “Fashioning a Federalist Self: Young Men and Voluntary Association in Early Nineteenth-Century Philadelphia.” Explorations in Early American Culture 4 (2000): 220–57.

Poulson’s American Daily Advertiser. “Legislative Acts/Legal Proceedings.” August 1, 1811. America’s Historical Newspapers.