LICENSE, OR NO LICENSE!!!

[Goshen, N. Y. Republican Print, 1846]. 12mo. Caption title [as issued]. 12pp, disbound, lightly foxed, Good+.

Newell and Borland prepared this rare tract at the request of the Orange County Temperance Society. The New York Legislature had passed an Act permitting towns and cities to "determine by ballot whether the board or boards of excise in their respective towns and cities shall or shall not grant licenses for the sale of intoxicating liquors." This pamphlet, marshaling much data, first makes the prudential argument that, "if you would greatly reduce your taxes, you will vote for 'No License.'" It then follows with the spirited appeal, "Rum or no rum? Poverty or prosperity? Anguish or joy? Life or death? Heaven or Hell?"
OCLC 60694470 [2- NYU, NYHS] [as of 1/12]. Not in American Imprints, BEAL, or Sabin. Item #23769

Price: $350.00

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