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Seven Copper Club

American, founded 1784
Biography: The Seven Copper Club was a men's club that met in Moses Butler's Tavern at the corner of Main and Elm Street in Hartford, Connecticut. The club is said to have gotten its name because each member would only spend seven coppers on a half a mug of flip each time they met. It is said that Moses Butler never allowed the men to purchase more than that, or to remain in the tavern passed nine o'clock. According to a 1926 address to the Hartford Medical Society, the Seven Copper Club was founded in 1784 and the members were doctors and physicians.