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A LETTER TO REV. THOMAS WHITTEMORE,
An Answer To
A SERMON ON TEMPERANCE IN ALL THINGS,
PUBLISHED BY AN ASSOCIATION OF GENTLEMEN IN
HARVARD COLLEGE LIBRARY
FROM THE HEIRS OF
Entered, according to the act of Congress, in the year 1837,
By John GREGORY, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusette.
NOTE TO THE FIRST EDITION OF THE BRAMBLE.
By the solicitation of my friends in this town, I have been induced to write what I consider an Expose of Abstinence Societies. By which I mean all such societies as are founded upon the principle of the entire abolition of all intoxicating liquors, not excepting Wine.
This being a free country, and every man having the privilege of expressing his opinion on important subjects, I have deemed it my daty to write for the benefit of all concerned in this little tract. From the abstinence man I expect no favor, I only ask him to · Do unto others,' &c. The intemperate drinker will not find a word of encouragement (in his vicious course) in what I have written, but should it be the means of reforming him, I shall think my labor not in vain. Between the two extremes, abstinence and intemperance, I have found the angel Temperance; as pure as ice, as chaste as
She has many followers-and from them I expect to find support. If it is unpopular in the course I have taken, it was equally 80 with Col. R. M. Johnson, of Sunday mail memory!
J. GREGORY. October 10, 1836.