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Página 55 - Governor, the Chancellor, and the Judges of the Supreme Court of the State, and possessed that veto power which in many other States was given to the Governor. To it went every bill passed by the Legislature.
Página 75 - In this thing the Lord pardon thy servant, that when my master goeth into the house of Rimmon to worship there, and he leaneth upon my hand, and I bow myself in the house of Rimmon: when I bow down myself in the house of Rimmon, the Lord pardon thy servant in this thing.
Página 124 - ... to virtue and happiness. From a conviction of the truth and obligation of these principles, the subscribers have associated themselves under the title of " THE PHILADELPHIA SOCIETY FOR ALLEVIATING THE MISERIES OF PUBLIC PRISONS.
Página 106 - ... less expressive of the tenets of the writers and the special end to be produced. Certainly the tone and temper of some of these religious papers are not so expressive of the charity and meekness of christian love as could be desired ; and if one may differ from another in its tone and temper and its terms of denunciation, it often happens that the difference is only in the character of the instrument, not in the object ; and the sharp, clear cut of clerical satire, poisoned with the ointment...
Página 128 - By the aids of humanity, their undue and illegal sufferings may be prevented; the links which should bind the whole family of mankind together, under all circumstances, be preserved unbroken: and such degrees and modes of punishment may be discovered and suggested, as may, instead of continuing habits of vice, become the means of restoring our fellow creatures to virtue and happiness. From a conviction of the truth and obligation of these principles, the subscribers have associated themselves under...
Página 124 - ... apartments, and guilt (the usual attendants of prisons) involve with them : it becomes us to extend our compassion to that part of mankind, who are subjects of these miseries.
Página 108 - ... their own language, and patronize what seems of their own rank. Even in that case, the success of the ignorant conductor is dependent upon the sympathy of his patrons ; he has narrow views and limited attainments, and hence commands the attention of those who are in the same condition. Sympathy, then, is one great bond between the writer and the reader ; and whenever success follows efforts such as those we now contemplate, it must greatly depend upon the absence of all points that touch wounded...
Página 51 - ... sustained against them, shall have a deduction of one month in each year made from the term of their sentence, and shall be entitled to their discharge so much the sooner, upon the certificate of the warden or keeper of such jail or penitentiary, with the approval of the Attorney-General.