Abstinence Tour of Robert Marshall (1819-1891) – Journal Entry of 17th September 1839
Left Alyth about 7 o'clock in the morning and proceeded,
with considerable difficulty, on account of the Isla having overflowed its
Banks to Co-Angus (Coupar Angus).The
forenoon was wet, I was too late for the coach with which I intended to go to
Dundee.Was shown a great deal of
kindness, by a stranger, with whose name I am not acquainted.Visited Mr. Liddell (?) in Co-Angus and
examined his printing press.Had rather
a curious interview with a young man, and two Ladies, on the subject of
tee-totalism.The young man was at first
a great enemy of the cause but after a little conversation he softened down a
good deal, at last to the no small diversion of the Ladies, he faithfully
promised to come and hear me lecturing in Kirriemuir on Saturday.An individual belonging to the Railway told
me, that it was a fixed rule that all servants about the Railway should be tee-totalers.Proceeded to Dundee.
Typed by Betty Kay
11th May 1996, from Dan Marshall`s notes of the original journal.
I am originally from Saskatchewan, Canada but raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. I have been dabbling in the family history on and off for 30 years but have only now had the time to get down to the nitty gritty.