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Rev. Samuel Earp of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Receives Letter From Bishop of Kansas

Rev. Samuel Earp of St. Andrew's Episcopal Church Receives Letter From Bishop of Kansas image
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Day
16
Month
March
Year
1887
Copyright
Public Domain
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Rev. Samuel Earp, Aun Arbor, Miel). lïev. and Dear Bro.:- In reply to yonr letter I would say that I think the prohibitory law g provinff a decided blessing to the state. Men will drink. No law can stop tbflt But this law h aimed dlrectly at saloons, and it i dcwlug them all over the state, and by thls means cuttinr oft" nine tenths of the drinking, and takine away the temptation froni younsr men to becotne driukers. No law is perfect and tliis woiks Imrd in some directions, partlcnlarly with those who desire it for medicinal pnrposes, glving very dwafjreeable publioity to their action in thls matter, and there are some druffgists who abuse their license and sell to those who onght not to have it. But m the whole, l do not hesitate to say that I tliink it has done great sood. As to the clergy and the use of fermented wine for the hol? cummunion, there is no trouble at all, and no effort Is made to apply the law to them. In purctiasing it they siinply enter in the book the object lor which thcy need it, and nothing more is required. Iflcan rendar you any further assistance in thix matter, I ihall be glml to do it. Faitlif ully your frlend and brother. (Bishop of Kansas ) Toi-kka, Kansas, March 4, 1887.