DEATH STRUGGLE OF THE DEMOCRACY. THE ANTI-MAINE LAW PARTY HAVE HAD PRINTED FOR DISTRIBUTION, A LARGE EDITION OF THE MAINE LAW...WE PRONOUNCE IT BASE, SLANDEROUS & UNTRUE.

np: F. Ferguson, Printer, [1851-1852]. Broadside, 5" x 13". Light spotting and wear, two short closed margin tears. Good+.

This pro-Temperance broadside rebuts the canard that the Sons of Temperance are the prime force behind enactment of the Maine Liquor Law. "Men of all denominations and parties are firm supporters of this law; look everywhere, and you find it depends not alone upon the Sons of Temperance." The broadside also denies "that this law makes the man who buys liquor a criminal. An absolute falsehood-- not one word of truth in it." Opponents of the law are "lying." Indeed, "DROWNING MEN CATCH AT STRAWS. BUT THE HAND-WRITING IS UPON THE WALL. A Prohibitory Liquor Law must and will be enacted."
Not located on OCLC or the AAS web site, or in Williamson or Sabin. Item #29962

Price: $350.00