Quotation by Andrew Jackson

Being satisfied, from observation and experience, as well as from medical testimony, that ardent spirit as a drink is not only needless but hurtful; and that the entire disuse of it would tend to promote the health, the virtue, and the happiness of the community, we hereby express our convention that should the citizens of the United States, and especially ALL YOUNG MEN, discontinue entirely the use of it, they would not only promote their own personal benefit, but the good of our country and the world.
Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), U.S. president. Extra Temperance Recorder (December, 1834), Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

Co-signers of this statement were James Madison and John Quincy Adams.
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