Western Union Telegraph Company employee contract, 1883
I, [name] of [city] in consideration of my present reemployment by the Western Union Telegraph Co. hereby promise and agree to and with the said company that I will forthwith abandon any and all membership, connection or affiliation with any organization or society, whether secret or open, which in anywise attempts to regulate the conditions of my services or the payment thereof while in the employment now undertaken. I hereby further agree that I will, while in the employ of said company, render good and faithful service to the best of my ability, and will not in anywise renew or re-enter upon any relations or membership whatsoever in or with any such organizations or society.
Dated . . . . . 1883. Signed . . . . . Address . . . . . (Seal)
Accepted for the Western Union Telegraph Co. . . . . ., Superintendent