Suffolk Christian Sun
March 28, 1862
The authorities of
C., following the example of many Southern cities, have prohibited the sale of
spirituous liquors in that town in either small or large quantities. The railroad and steamboat lines,
are requested not to transport liquor to the town during the war. This sort of action will soon render the
distillery business unprofitable by reducing the price of whiskey. It cannot now be sold in Norfolk,
Charleston or Columbia.
Would to God we could add Raleigh
and every other town and neighborhood in the Confederacy. But we do not despair even of Raleigh. After our people shall have suffered some
terrible calamity from this source, they will be aroused to a sense of
throttling the monster. Experience keeps a dear school, and some
people will learn at no other.
--Spirit of the Age--
by Sharon Strout]