Intemperance, The Great Destroyer. A Sermon. David R. Downer.

A Downer Indeed!

Intemperance, The Great Destroyer. A Sermon.

New York: Ninth Ward Temperance Society, 1841.

First edition. 22 pp. 8vo. A Downer Indeed! Removed. Near Fine. OCLC: 18341698 (6 copies). Item #262621

A decidedly pessimistic sermon on the evils of drink by the aptly named David R. Downer, pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Carmine Street, New York. He contends that all persons engaged in the production, distribution, and marketing of alcohol are in violation of the 6th commandment (“Thou shalt not kill”).

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