FR wrote June 26, 1850 from Keswick that she had just hosted a tea party for the children in her Temperance group. She no longer worked with infant schools at this point in her life, age 69, but she continued with the temperance societies attached to the schools. She was encouraged because not only were children joining, but as she was learning, numbers of young men were following the example of the children. She expressed her hope that "'Poor drunken Keswick' is to be reformed in the rising regeneration."
In the USA, Prohibition did nothing for reducing alcohol consumption, but perhaps the voluntary life change that FR supported was permanently effective for many. She herself had renounced fermented liquors (again) to become a "Tea Total" in 1836, for she found that if she indulged at all, she could have no influence over others.