Petition #11483709


Four hundred nineteen citizens “beg leave to call your attention to and request your honorable body to pass a law to put a stop to Tipling houses which evil is daily increasing in our State since an act of the Legislature of 1831 was passed which authorizes the Issuing licence to keep Tipling houses.” They believe that tipling houses in the neighborhoods are a great evil in that they “are at once in the reach of the aged the young ... and last the slaves who could not otherwise have access to them and in their turn drown their cares in the flowing and Intoxicating Bowl.” The petitioners therefore pray that “your honourable Body repeal the act of the Genl assembly for 1831 ... and suppress such evil as far as in your power.”

Result: Referred to committee.

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Repository: Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee