April of 1870, Town of Warwick Regulates the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors

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“Warwick in History” – The Commissioners of Excise of the Town of Warwick met in May of 1870 pursuant to an act passed in April of 1870 regulating the sale of intoxicating liquors.

It was resolved that licenses be granted to the following persons to sell and dispose of, at and upon the premises designated, strong and spirituous liquors, wines, ale, and beer in quantities less than five gallons at a time, and only for one year from the granting of the same, and that the place and character and the sum paid for each license be set opposite the name of each person.

The first licenses were issued to Thomas DeKay for his hotel in New Milford, Simon VanNess for his hotel, Peter Aspell for his hotel in Florida, Lewis B. Vail for Dill House in Florida, Lyndon Y. Jenness for Windermere Cottage in Greenwood Lake, Susan Wilcox for the Pine Island Hotel, Peter Van Gelder for the Amity Hotel, Elizabeth Knapp for Knapp’s Hotel in Liberty Corners and John I. VanNess for the Edenville Hotel.

The last entry in this ledger was in 1892.