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"I have directly learned ... that a distillery firm within three miles of Massachusetts State-house has a contract to furnish 3,000 gallons of rum daily to the African trade for the next seven years. This would be equivalent to almost one million gallons annually. My interest in Christian missions in Africa, and in the late campaign for a constitutional amendment in Massachusetts prohibiting the manufacture and sale of alcoholic liquors for beverages, led me to investigate the internal revenue reports of the manufacture, home consumption, and exportation of rum. This, the most powerful of all the distilled liquors, containing fifty per cent and upward of alcohol, is the only liquor exported from the United States to Africa."
temperance, Africa, exporting, alcohol, rum