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At a recent meeting of Ashburton Presbytery, the following resolution] was unanimously carried: — I "That this Presbytery strongly recommends to the Presbyterians within the bounds the desirability of their using all the influence and energy, that they can in order to carry Prohibition at the approaching Licensing Poll. Tlie Presbytery directs serious attention to the immensely significant fact that one of the most intelligent, powerful and progressive countries' in the world, the United States of America, with its population of 110,000,000, has now decided to expel the licensed liquor traffic. The Presbytii-y urges that all Christians should earnestly employ the present magnificent opportunity to. bring happiness to many hearts and homes, and to remove out of the way a terrible stumbling block to our material and spiritual well-being. We press ■ upon our people the duty and privilege of vi gent public _ and private prayer before Almighty God that this great end may be attained." 4 209

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 2, Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9581, 8 April 1919

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Page 5 Advertisements Column 2 Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIX, Issue 9581, 8 April 1919

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