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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 36

Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors. — Forty-Fourth Congress

Manufacture and Sale of Intoxicating Liquors.

Forty-Fourth Congress.

Speech of Hon. Henry W. Blair, of New Hampshire, in the House of Representatives, Washington, Wednesday, Dec. 27, 1876,

On the joint resolution introduced by him proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States in regard to the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors.

Mr. Blair. Mr. Speaker, I believe that the public good requires the protection of the American people from the evils of alcohol by an amendment of the Constitution.

I will read the joint resolution which I have prepared, and have had the honor to present for that purpose by the unanimous consent of the House:

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled (two-thirds of each House concurring therein), That the following amendment to the Constitution be, and hereby is, proposed to the States, to become valid when ratified by the Legislatures of three-fourths of the several States, as provided in the Constitution: