Historical Papers Volume 13-14

Historical Papers Volume 13-14

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1919 edition. Excerpt: ...of which he cannot be robbed, except by open declaration of war, and to furnish the nation with a safe and strong bulwark against foreign tyranny and invasion. We can extend agriculture by extending foreign commerce, and by no other means whatsoever."161 He advocated a law which, in principle, applied to sailors the present German industrial insurance legislation. According to the proposed law, hospitals were to be built for the sick and infirm sailors. A small deduction from their wages, which was to be paid over at the port of entry, and a small tax on tonnage, were to furnish the necessary money. The whole matter was referred to a committee of five, of which Williamson was a member.152 One of the most striking things evident in the writing of Dr. Williamson is that he believed radically in restriction on, or prohibition of, the sale of spirituous liquors. In speaking of the people who used spirits to excess, he said: "Weary of decent deportment, and fatigued with the trouble of thinking, they deliberately sit down to deprive themselves of reason."153 At another time he called attention to the havoc that whiskey had played with the Indians. He said further: "One day's labor in New York will buy six times the quantity of ardent spirits that it will buy in London. Our citizens will destroy themselves with ardent spirits in proportion to the ease with which they may be purchased. Thus it is that our TMlbid. 691. '"Ibid. 695. fellow-citizens are tempted to destroy the energy of body and mind; to sink themselves into idleness, poverty, and death. "The national legislature, the legislatures of the several states, and civil magistrates will answer to their consciences, their country, and their God for the manner...show more

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  • Paperback | 72 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 145g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236755839
  • 9781236755834