J.H. Ware

”Dr. J. H. Ware, of Redland, offered the report of the committee on temperance, which was so breezy as to awake the most dormant members of the Association. Ware, Thoorton, Seward, Vesey, Ojuinn, Barry, Ball, and Seale leaped into the arena with bared arms. Dr. Ware, a pious physician, had in his report transcended the usual deliverance, and had declared ‘tobacco a poison, useless, injurious, and deleterious to health, comfort and life.’ He affirmed that tobacco deranged ‘the circulatory, digestive, respiratory and nervous system, which results in indigestion, dyspepsia, diseases of the liver, bronchial affections, neuralgia,’ etc. This part of his report was rejected by a small majority, but allowed to appear in the Minutes as a part of the report of the minority.”

Reference Data:

A Complete History of Mississippi Baptists, by Zachary Taylor Leavell and Thomas Jefferosn Bailey, 1904, page 649

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