A man whose employment is to sell provisions aud liquor
to a camp.
2. By the articles of war, art. 29, no sutler is permitted to sell any
kind of liquor or victuals, or to keep his house or shop open for the
entertainment of soldiers, after nine at night, or before the beating of the
reveillee, or upon Sundays during divine service or sermon, on penalty of being
dismissed all future sutling. And by art. 60, all sutlers are to be subject to
orders according to the rules and discipline of war.
Source: Bouviers Law Dictionary 1856 Edition