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Moses Conger-1852


Posted By: cheryl Locher moonen (email)
Date: 9/25/2019 at 11:03:56

In the book "History of Appanoose County", on page 435: "In 1852 or thereabouts, "Mose" Conger bought a barrel of whiskey, and began business at his cabin. One Sunday, two residents of the town called on Mose for a pint of the article, and found him on his chair so inebriated that he could not rise. The visitors asked him to furnish them, but he refused point-blank, saying he would not sell on Sunday. They pressed the matter without success, until one of them asked him to give his reason for refusing to sell some of the whiskey. His answer was conclusive, for he explained with owl-like gravity, 'I was raised a Presbyterian, and some of the old faith sticks to me yet!' But, so good a customer was Mose to himself that when his barrel became empty, his circumstances did not admit of his obtaining a fresh supply."


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