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[Williams, Moses]:

THE CRACKED JUG, OR FIVE ANSWERS TO MY NEIGHBOR PARLEY'S FIVE LETTERS, CRACKING HIS "FIFTEEN GALLON JUG," WITH A PREFACE, AND A CONGRATULATION, BY "NEIGHBOR SMITH."

Printed for the Author, Boston: 1838 24pp, stitched, moderate wear. Good+. The first of three editions satirically attacking the 1838 Massachusetts law prohibiting innkeepers from selling liquor in quantities of less than fifteen gallons, a none too subtle attempt to end the business of taverns, saloons, drinks-by-the-shot or -bottle, etc. Williams calls himself the "Inspector General of Jugs." He argues that the law unconstitutionally deprives the owner of his property without due process of law. FIRST EDITION. AI 53670 [4]. Sabin 104311. Not in Marvin, Harv. Law Cat., Marke, BEAL.


Book Id: 11205

Price: $150.00

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