The Temperance Movement in Dover

We spent the first part of the day in Dover, Ky., and the later in Ripley, Ohio.  In the former place there was a great convention of citizens from every part of the county, and a free and abundant entertainment was prepared for them by the good people of Dover.  A great Temperance reform, we were told, had taken place there within a year past.  We could not doubt it from what we saw.  Yet we saw the taverns filled with men, engaged in “keeping spirits up by pouring spirits down,” so that the people of Dover may not sit down on their arm chairs yet.  They have some hard work to do first.


from the Journal of the American Temperance Union, June, 1842