Stimulants and narcotics by George Miller BeardStimulants and narcotics by George Miller Beard

Stimulants and narcotics

byGeorge Miller Beard

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883. Excerpt: ... In 1840 seven hard drinkers met at a tavern in Baltimore and formed the order of Washingtonians. XCISE AND PEOHIBITORT LAWS IN THE UNITED STATES. The custom of excise was brought to America from England by our Puritan ancestors. As early as the middle of the seventeenth century, the sale of alcoholic liquors in certain States, was attended with various and somewhat amusing restrictions. The town of East Hampton, Long Island, for example, ordained that only those should sell liquor who were deputed to do so by the town; that they should not sell to youths at unseasonable hours, and only one eighth of a quart to a person. In 1788, New York passed a law punishing drunkenness with a fine of three shillings for each offence. That law has since been repealed, and now drunkenness is not a crime unless it leads to disorder. New York for a long time had in force the license law, based on the acts of the colonies. It provides that in every town there should be a Board of Commissioners to grant licenses; that only tavern keepers should have the privilege; that the applicants should have good moral character, and that they should not sell to servants, or paupers, or apprentices; and that any violation of the law should be punished by fines and imprisonment. In 1845, New York passed a law providing that the majority of the electors of each town should have the privilege of deciding whether licenses should be granted in their town. This law was repealed in 1847 without a fair trial. In numberless ways the license law was evaded and with various success was fought in the courts. After two centuries of trial, it has done but little, if anything, to check intemperance. In 1834, Congress passed a law, providing that any person selling strong liquors or wines to the Indians...
Title:Stimulants and narcoticsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:44 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217054528

ISBN - 13:9780217054522