To John G. Curtis, Preston Armour, Asahel C. Stone, and Geo. W. Ellinwood, Esquires, commissioners of excise of the town of Smithfield, County of Madison, and State of New York

To John G. Curtis, Preston Armour, Asahel C. Stone, and Geo. W. Ellinwood, Esquires, commissioners of excise of the town of Smithfield, County of Madison, and State of New York

Smithfield [Peterboro?]: April 13, 1841. Quarto broadside approx. 9¼" x 8", previous folds; near fine. A plea not to grant tavern licenses. In the left margin is the vertically printed note: "Let this petition be signed and sent to the store of James Barnett, in Peterboro, by May 1, 1841." Syracuse, Rochester, and Northwestern in OCLC. "How can further indulgence ... be vindicated in the face of the fact, that the drinking of alcoholic liquors makes an annual deduction from American wealth of more than one hundred millions of dollars; make one-twelfth of all the American people, who drink them, drunkards; and opens yearly in our drunkenness-smitten land forty thousand graves for the bodies of those whose spirits cannot 'enter into tthe kingdom of Heaven'." Item #53958

Price: $175.00