Annual Report of the Managers Volume 2

Annual Report of the Managers Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1820 edition. Excerpt: ...should be hereafter granted to a new person, or for a house for which the same person had not before had a license, that the license should express that he should not keep a grocery or other store, or expose any tiling but liqnors for sale in the licensed house, under the penalty of forfeiting the license, and under such other penalties as mighi be thought proper. Security to this effect should be required, in the same manner as is now exacted for keeping a tavern according to law. The operation of such a statute would be, in the course of lime, entirely to separate the grocery and grog shop. And when this is done, the evils, because the numbers of the latter would be greatly diminished. There are not many situations in which the mere rum seller could support himself. The grocery is a necessary appendage, without which the grogshop would not have sufficient attractions. Allow me to point out to you, by a representation of what I know to be daily occurrences, some of the pernicious effects of the union of these two employments. The honest and soberly disposed mechanic or laborer, who finds at the conclusion of a day, or at the end of a week, that his industry has afforded him the means of providing for his family, goes in the evening to a grocery to buy his bread, his piece of pork, fish, &c. for the succeeding day or week. At the grocery he meets many of his companions on the same errand. Good will, and generous and liberal feelings, will tempt one to treat; pride and similar dispositions will prompt each of the others to do as much. One glass raises the spirits, and gives rise to additional inclination for another, 'till money, which might have been, and was intended to be saved, is expended; and the man, who never would have thought of going to...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123667085X
  • 9781236670854