The Early Courts of Pennsylvania

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Boston Book Company, 1910 - 287 páginas
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Página 132 - It having been argued that this was an improvement.—" No, Sir," said he, eagerly, " it is not an improvement: they object, that the old method drew together a number of spectators. Sir, executions are intended to draw spectators. If they do not draw spectators, they don't answer their purpose. The old method was most satisfactory to all parties; the public was gratified by a procession; the criminal was supported by it. Why is all this to be swept away ?
Página 133 - Courts of Common Pleas, shall at stated times, receive for their services an adequate compensation, to be fixed by law, which shall not be diminished during their continuance in office; but they shall receive no fees or perquisites of office, nor hold any other office of profit or trust under the authority of this state or the United States.
Página 193 - Courts of common pleas, shall, beside the powers heretofore usually exercised by them, have the powers of a court of chancery, so far as relates to the perpetuating of testimony, the obtaining of evidence from places not within the state, and the care of the persons and estates of those who are non compotes mentis.
Página 43 - Governments, like clocks, go from the motion men give them; and as governments are made and moved by men, so by them are ruined too: wherefore governments rather depend upon men, than men upon governments.
Página 113 - Court, according to the best of your learning and ability, and with all good fidelity, as well to the Court as to the client ; that you will use no falsehood, nor delay any person's cause for lucre or malice.
Página 281 - All prosecutions shall be carried on in the name and by the authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and conclude "against the peace and dignity of the same.
Página 44 - That, in all courts all persons of all persuasions may freely appear in their own way, and according to their own manner, and there personally plead their own cause themselves; or, if unable, by their friend...
Página 275 - The judicial power of this commonwealth shall be vested in a supreme court, in courts of oyer and . terminer and general jail delivery, in a court of common pleas, orphans...
Página 241 - We set out at six in the morning, by torchlight, to go to Petworth, and did not get out of the coaches (save only when we were overturned or stuck fast in the mire) till we arrived at our journey's end.
Página 122 - Defender of the Faith &c. And in the Year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and seventy nine.

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