During 1668 there were so many taverns and tippling-houses in the colony that it was necessary to reduce the number in each county to one or two unless the accommodations of travellers should be needed at ports, ferries and the crossings of great roads. Hening's Statutes. So what was a tippling-House? It was a house in which liquors were sold in drams or small quantities, to be drunk on the premises.
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