Order p[ro]hibbiting retayling strong drinckes at traynings, Boston, May 28th, 1679

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"... it is ordered by this Court and the authority thereof, that henceforth no person whatsoeuer shall presume to bring into the feild and sell by retayle vpon such occasions [i.e., militia training days] any wine, strong liquor, cider, or any other inebriating drinckes, excepting beere of a penny a-quart, vnless he or they so doing haue license from the hands of two magistrates, or the cheife military officer or officers in the feild[.]"

1679, MA, Order p[ro]hibbiting retayling strong drinckes at traynings

The Selective Service System, Backgrounds of Selective Service: Military Obligation. The American Tradition a Compilation of the Enactments of Compulsion from the Earliest Settlements of the Original Thirteen Colonies in 1607 through the Articles of Confederation 1789, Ed. Arthur Vollmer, vol. 2 pt. 6 (Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1947), 125.