Petition #11285703


Forty-two residents of Salisbury seek the repeal of recently passed "five gallon law passed as an amendment of the charter of the town of Salisbury at the last General Assembly." They believe said amendment "is contrary to the wishes of a large and respectable minority -- if not a majority -- of the citizens of the town." In addition, they purport that liquor is now being sold "by irresponsible and immoral persons and thus the traffic is changed from men of good moral character to persons of bad character." They maintain that "our slave population" is still corrupted by said individuals, along with "the youth of the town by driving them to these low groceries instead of licensed shops." They therefore "pray you Honourable body to repeal said law."

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Repository: North Carolina Department of Archives and History, Raleigh, North Carolina