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First Clarion Call for World Prohibition, The Polygott Petition
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First Clarion Call for World Prohibition, The Polygott Petition - File 001. University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. September 24, 2017. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/1996_007/item/485/show/481.

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Title First Clarion Call for World Prohibition, The Polygott Petition
Publisher Signal Press
Language eng
Subject
  • Feminism
  • Women's rights
  • National Women's Conference
Place
  • Evanston, Illinois
Genre
  • brochures
Type
  • Text
Identifier ID 1996-007, Box 1, Folder 21
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  • University of Houston Libraries Special Collections
  • Carey C. Shuart Women’s Research Collection
  • Marjorie Randal National Women's Conference Collection
Donor Randal, Marjorie
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Transcript FIRST CLARION CALL FOR WORLD PROHIBITION ^Jhe l^oiuatot f-^etltlon To The Governments Of The World (Collectively and Severally) Honored Rulers, Representatives and Brother: We, your petitioners although belonging to the physically weaker sex are strong of heart to love our homes, our native land, and the world's family of nations. We know that clear brains and pure hearts make honest lives and happy homes, and that by these the nations prosper, and the time is brought nearer when the world shall be at peace. We know that indulgence in Alcohol and Opium, and in other vices which disgrace our social life, makes misery for all the world, and most of all for us and for our children. We know that stimulants and opiates are sold under legal guarantees which make the Governments partners in the traffic, by accepting as revenue a portion of the profits, and we know with shame that they are often forced by treaty upon populations, either ignorant or unwilling. We know that law might do much, now left undone, to raise the moral tone of society and render vice difficult. We have no power to prevent these great iniquities beneath which the whole world groans, but you have power to redeem the honor of the nations from an indefensible complicity. We, therefore, come to you with the united voices of representative women of every land, beseeching you to raise the standard of the laws to that of Christian morals, to strip away the safeguards and sanctions of the state from the drink traffic and the opium trade, and to protect our homes by the total prohibition of these curses of civilization throughout all the territory over which your government extends.
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