Adam Crooks (Activist)

Adam Crooks (Activist)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Rev. Adam Crooks (May 3, 1824 - December 15, 1874) was a Wesleyan Methodist minister who promoted total abstinence from alcohol and the abolition of slavery. "If Orange Scott can be called the founder of the Wesleyan Methodist Connection, Adam Crooks would have to be named its perpetrator." Rev. Crooks wrote, "Not enough that we do our neighbor no harm. Not enough that we do him all the good we can personally. We may not innocently stand by and permit the infliction of injuries by others. These principles are fundamental to the social compact; and applied to the subject of Temperance, they Forbid all agency, direct and/or indirect, in the manufacture, sale, purchase, or use of intoxicating liquors, as a beverage. Require that we should do our utmost to influence all others to practice habits of strictest temperance. That, by forces, both moral and legal, we prevent all others from the worse than murderous traffic in liquors that can intoxicate."show more

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  • Paperback | 144 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9mm | 222g
  • Junct
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135669346
  • 9786135669343