Sunday, June 17, 2012

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.

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