Reports of the Prison Discipline Society, Boston, Volume 1

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Page 231 - And inasmuch as ye have done it to one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me...
Page 487 - That all murder, which shall be perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying in wait, or by any other kind of wilful, deliberate and premeditated killing, or which shall be committed in the perpetration or attempt to perpetrate any arson, rape, robbery, or burglary, shall be deemed murder of the first degree; and all other kinds of murder shall be deemed murder in the second degree...
Page 21 - Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned...
Page 29 - From one end of the shops to the other, it is the testimony of many witnesses that they have passed more than three hundred convicts without seeing one leave his work, or turn his head to gaze at them. There is the most perfect attention to business from morning till night, interrupted only by the time necessary to dine — and never by the fact that the whole body of prisoners have done their tasks and the time is now their own, and they can do as they please.
Page 465 - ... penalties, or on promises to marry, or for moneys collected by any public officer, or for any misconduct or neglect in office, or in any professional employment.
Page 29 - At the close of the day, a little before sunset, the work is all laid aside at once, and the convicts return, in military order, to the solitary cells, where they partake of the frugal meal, which they were permitted to take from the kitchen, where it was furnished for them as they returned from the shops.
Page 465 - That the defendant has property or rights in action, which he fraudulently conceals, or that he has rights in action, or some interest in any public or corporate stock, money, or evidence of debt which he unjustly refuses to apply to the payment of any judgment or decree which shall have been rendered against him, belonging to the plaintiff; or 3.
Page 277 - ... new plans in hygiene and education, in physical and moral reform." The convict "surrendered body and soul, to be experimented upon," and the results, as the Boston Prison Discipline Society insisted, would benefit not only other custodial institutions like alms-houses and houses of refuge, but also "would greatly promote order, seriousness, and purity in large families, male and female boarding schools, and colleges.
Page 477 - OHOW happy are they, Who the Saviour obey, And have laid up their treasure above ; Tongue can never express The sweet comfort and peace Of a soul in its earliest love.
Page 469 - If such attachment was issued in one of the cases provided for by this act, and at the return day it shall appear by the return, that property was attached, and that a copy of such inventory and attachment was not personally served, and the defendant shall not appear, the plaintiff may take out a summons against the defendant; and if such summons shall be returned that the defendant cannot be found after diligent inquiry, or that the same has been personally served upon the defendant...

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