Temperance in Campbell County


Until recently, but little has been effected in the Temperance cause in Campbell county. Notwithstanding the widespread rule of intemperance among us, our people have remained almost inactive; supposing, probably, he evil to be too deeply rooted ever to be eradicated.  Despair of success has repressed effort. Several attempts have been made to form a Temperance Society in Newport, but owing to their having appointed men as officers who were unfaithful to the pledge these attempts have proved unsuccessful.”   


Alpheus W. Blinn, who gives his address as “Mount Pleasant (near Newport),” writing in the Western Temperance Journal of August 14, 1838