An Appeal to Tax-Payers, In Opposition to the Existing Law for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors.


Scarce Philadelphia temperance tract railing against the traffickers of alcohol. Mullen connects alcoholism to sufferers of mental illness as well as highlighting an increase of crime, sometimes leading to murder. Mullen suggests that taxpayers are being overburdened through the allowance of alcohol sales; sales that create profits, but also create unwell citizens. Unhealthy citizens depress the overall economic health of society. William James Mullen (1805–1882) was a wealthy manufacturer, philanthropist, and prison reformer. In 1850, he founded the Female Medical College of Pennsylvania, an early medical school for women that continues today as the Drexel University College of Medicine.  NYPL, NYHS, Boston Ath., only.


Description: An Appeal to Tax-Payers, In Opposition to the Existing Law for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors.

Philadelphia: Printed by J. Craig, [1852]. Paginated [17]-40 pages, i.e., [23] pages. 12mo. Removed, disbound, lacks wrappers. Very Good.

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Price: $150.00