The History of Alcoholics Anonymous

                                        The History of Alcoholics Anonymous

The Washingtonian movement also called (Washingtonians or Washingtonian Temperance Society or Washingtonian Total Abstinence Society) fellowship was an established in the 19th on April 2, 1840 by six hard drinkers (William Mitchell, David Hoss, Charles Anderson, George Steer, Bill M'Curdy, and Tom Campbell) at Chase's Tavern on Liberty Street in Baltimore, Maryland. The meetings and movement grew in at an amazing rate. There were parades, Temperance Pledges and hospitals amongst the support of the group. Sadly enough The Washingtonians grew to such a magnitudes of members reaching the tens of thousands and possibly as high as 300,000 members. With the membership reaching such numbers that they forgot what the original intentions of the society were. (Washingtonian movement)
  The Sharing of our sins and temptations with another Christian life given to God, and to use Sharing as Witness to help others, still unchanged, to recognize and acknowledge their sins. 2. Surrender of our life, past, present, and future, into God's keeping and direction.
      Restitution to all whom we have wronged directly or indirectly.
    “In 1934, Ebby Thatcher, childhood friend of Bill Wilson's, was locked up in a hospital as a chronic alcoholic in Bennington, Vermont. The Oxford Group sent a member Rowland Hazard to see Ebby in the hospital. He acted as a sort of sponsor and told his story. He taught Ebby the precepts he had learned from the Oxford Group. Later, as we know, in December of that year, Ebby had his chance to relay these precepts to Bill Wilson.”(Dick)
“Ebby was staying at his mission when Bill W. shows up there drunk, looking for Ebby but couldn’t can't find him, and he then goes to Towns Hospital. Bill looked prosperous compared to our usual mission customers so we agreed that he go to Towns Hospital where Ebby and others of the group could talk to him.”(Bill) This was...