Albany: 1857. Original printed wrappers, stitched, 24pp. Wrappers lightly worn, text clean and Very Good.
President of the New York State Temperance Society, Delavan hopes to enlist the newly-installed Governor King in the Cause. He cites Prohibition's correlation with reduced crime, more employee productivity, drunkards' reformation, and increased national wealth. Delavan claims that public sentiment favors prohibition. He quotes from Opinions of Supreme Court Justices and other learned authorities sustaining the constitutionality of prohibition.
FIRST EDITION. Sabin 19369n. 137 NUC 0137950 . Not in Eberstadt, Decker. Item #18157