An Account of the State Prison Or Penitentiary House, in the City of New-York, Tema 2

Isaac Collins and Son, 1801 - 109 páginas
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Discusses the first state prison, Newgate Prison in New York written by the first Director.

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Página 6 - ... to dive into the depths of dungeons ; to plunge into the infection of hospitals ; to survey the mansions of sorrow and pain ; to take the gauge and dimensions of misery, depression, and contempt; to remember the forgotten, to attend to the neglected, to visit the forsaken, and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries.
Página 83 - ... or any acquittance or receipt, either for money or goods, or any accountable receipt for any note, bill, or other security for payment of money, or any warrant or order for payment of money or delivery of goods, with intention to defraud...
Página 6 - ... and to compare and collate the distresses of all men in all countries. His plan is original ; and it is as full of genius as it is of humanity. It was a voyage of discovery , a circumnavigation of charity.
Página 83 - ... any acceptance of any bill of exchange, or the number or principal fum of any accountable receipt for any note, bill, or other fecurity for...
Página 6 - I cannot name this gentleman without remarking that his labours and writings have done much to open the eyes and hearts of mankind. He has visited all Europe,— not to survey the sumptuousness of palaces, or the stateliness of temples; not to make accurate measurements of the remains of ancient grandeur, nor to form a scale of the curiosity of modern art; not to collect medals, or collate manuscripts:— but to dive into the depths of...
Página 83 - ... obligatory, bill of exchange, promissory note for payment of money, indorsement or assignment of any bill of exchange, or promissory note for payment of money, acquittance or receipt either for money or goods...
Página 95 - ... and on consideration of his circumstances, in open court to order the treasurer of the county or place in which the offence shall have been committed, to pay such person such sum of money as to the said court shall seem reasonable for his time, trouble, and ex* pense,
Página 83 - March, 1778, {hall falfcly make, alter, forge, or counterfeit, or caufe or procure to be falfely made, altered, forged, or counterfeited, or...
Página 91 - State prison," forfeiture. except treason, shall hereafter work a forfeiture of goods, chattels, lands, tenements, or hereditaments, or of any right therein, and that all forfeitures to the people of this...
Página 59 - It is well known that the greater number of crimes originate in the irregular and vicious habits produced by intoxication, and by the idle, low, and dissipated practices encouraged in taverns and tipplinghouses. There are few criminals whose gradual depravation cannot be traced to this source.

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