This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...Effect of debt clause; repeal of the debt clause as being detrimental to the interests of consumer and sellers; prices of drinks fixed anew; ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1885 Excerpt: ...Effect of debt clause; repeal of the debt clause as being detrimental to the interests of consumer and sellers; prices of drinks fixed anew; act against adulteration; the right to retail wines and spirits taken from merchants and reserved exclusively to licensed tavern-keepers, 49. Revival of the debt clause; state of brewing and distilling; improvements in distilling and brewing encouraged; county courts empowered to license inn-keepers, 50. 1658 to 1666. Pages 51 to 54 Readjustment of list of prices; legislature makes the value of tobacco serve as the basis of prices of drink and food; annual revision of price lists; encouraging the planting of hops and vines; act for the regulation of taverns and the liquor traffic, 51. Tavern-keepers required to give bond for the proper management of their houses and the protection of guests against over charges; reasons for placing additional restraints upon liquor traffic; growth of population, 52. Innkeepers circumvent act fixing prices by using fraudulent measures; act prescribing standard of measures to be used by retailers and innkeepers; imposition of import duties upon rum; reasons for such duties reviewed and explained, 53. Repeal of impost act, 54. 1666 to 1691. Pages 54 to 57 Singular efforts to encourage the domestic production of beer, whiskey and cider; higher prices to be charged for domestic beer, cider, etc.; want of uniform policy, 54. Conditional repeal of debt clause as an inducement to retailers to be honest; attempt to diminish the number of drinking-places; reasons for it; prices of drinks reduced; act forbidding excessive drinking by justices of the peace and clergymen; penalties, 55. Drinking habits reviewed; methods of taxation before and after the Restoration, 56. English commerce must be prot...Read Less
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