Buffalo Express -August 17, 1844

SELLING LIQUOR WITHOUT LICENCE.

(10.22.01) - There is a placeówell do we wot of it through the police may have never paid an official visitóin the heart of our city and near one of our principal hotels, where a dark, swarthy, bushy-browed looking man deals out liquor daily, by the pint and upwards, to a throng of eager customers of all† climes and kindredís, who throng there morning, noon and night, in shoals, with their pots, pans, cups, jugs, basins, pails, mugs, pitchers, and every other variety of vessel, throw down their pennies get their utensils filled and hasten home, where they eagerly swallow down themselves the liquor they have purchased, and, fearful to tell, feed it even to their childrenóthe very smallest of their little ones, without compunction or care for what may follow. Even by the glass sells this man his liquor, to be drank on the premises.óHe sells it, too, at so low a rate that the poorest, most wretched creature in existence, who can raise a penny, may have less than a whole pint of the fluid; and all this in the very heart of† civilized Christian city, in the 7th month of the 43d year of the 19th century, and the authorities suffer it to go on when the man has go no license! The place is even open sometimes on the Sabbath, and little children may be seen to enter slyly with their empty cans and go .

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Manson House
The Manson House of Buffalo, near -"Peter's Illegal Saloon.

away to their waiting parentís having them full of that which, to their tastes, may be both food and drink.

We have long had our eye on this place, and the man we refer to, and that the police and our citizens may no longer remain in ignorance of its whereabouts we will say it is on exchange street, in the most easterly building of the new brick block where the Mansion House is kept, and the name of that dark complexioned man is Peters

 

 

 

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