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St. Patrick's Day devoid of alcohol...



Item # 656301

March 23, 1842

DAILY NATIONAL INTELLIGENCER, Washington, D.C., March 23, 1842 

* St. Patrick's Day meets the Temperance Movement in Washington, D.C.

The front page has considerable coverage of the St. Patrick's Day festivities held in Washington, D.C., which includes details regarding a special event held at the Fuller's Hotel, and is accompanied by appreciative letters of rejection from both John Tyler and John Quincy Adams. Arousing a bit of curiosity to the (unofficial) holiday is the prohibition of alcohol which was in force in Washington, D.C. at this time. Under the heading, "SAINT PATRICK'S DAY," is: "For the first time in this city has the Anniversary of Ireland;s Patron Saint been celebrated by her exiled sons free from the influence of that intoxicating beverage - ardent spirits - the excessive indulgence in which has been properly denounced as the 'National Vice'," with more. This same coverage then concludes with a host of "toasts" - adding a bit more intrigue to the celebration. See images for additional details.
Other news of the day with period advertising is found throughout.
This 4 page newspaper is approximately 18 x 22 inches, has only minimal scattered foxing, and is in overall good condition.

Category: Pre-Civil War

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