FATHER OF PROHIBITION WRITES ABOUT "THE WORD RUMMY...LIQUOR TRAFFIC-AND NOT A MAN WHO DRINKS"
CIVIL WAR BRIGADIER GENERAL NEAL S. DOW HANDWRITTEN LETTER SIGNED BY PORTLAND MAINE MAYOR AND FATHER OF PROHIBITION. ONE PAGE, 5 X 8, PORTLAND, SEPT 14, 1886. IN PART: "...interview I had with the reporter of the Tribune...All I know of the Chief Constable...he is performing the duties of his office satisfactorily. The word rummy with us means a man whose sympathies are with the liquor traffic - and not a man who drinks. Very Respectfully, Neal Dow." Some age toning but otherwise in fine condition. $225 #10379
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