Pennsylvania Archives (Google eBook)

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Samuel Hazard, John Blair Linn, George Edward Reed, William Henry Egle, Thomas Lynch Montgomery, Gertrude MacKinney, Charles Francis Hoban
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A collection of documents supplementing the companion series known as "Colonial records," which contain the Minutes of the Provincial council, of the Council of safety, and of the Supreme executive council of Pennsylvania.
  

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Page 724 - ... no bill shall become a law unless on its final passage the vote be taken by yeas and nays, the names of the persons voting for and against the same be entered on the journal, and a majority of the members elected to each House be recorded thereon as voting in its favor.
Page 14 - The General Assembly shall have the power to alter, revoke, or annul any charter of incorporation now existing and revocable at the adoption of this Constitution, or any that may hereafter be created, whenever, in their opinion it may be injurious to the citizens of this Commonwealth, in such manner, however, that no injustice shall be done to the corporators.
Page 546 - President is hereby authorized to invite each and all the States to provide and furnish statues, in marble] or [bronze, not exceeding two in number for each State, of deceased persons who have been citizens thereof, and illustrious for their historic renown or for distinguished civic or military services such as each State may deem to be worthy of this national commemoration...
Page 772 - All individuals, associations, and corporations shall have equal right to have persons and property transported over railroads and canals, and no undue or unreasonable discrimination shall be made in charges for, or in facilities for, transportation of freight or passengers within this State, or coming from or going to any other State.
Page 460 - Town- meetings are to liberty what primary schools are to science; they bring it within the people's reach, they teach men how to use and how to enjoy it. A nation may establish a system of free government, but without the spirit of municipal institutions it cannot have the spirit of liberty.
Page 26 - All courts shall be open; and every man, for an injury done him in his lands, goods, person, or reputation, shall have remedy by due course of law, and right and justice administered, without sale, denial, or delay.
Page 867 - Municipal and other corporations and individuals invested with the privilege of taking private property for public use, shall make just compensation for property taken, injured, or destroyed by the construction or enlargement of their works, highways, or improvements, which compensation shall be paid or secured before such taking, injury, or destruction.
Page 67 - States, an obligation to indemnify the states for any costs, charges, and expenses properly incurred for the purposes expressed In the act of 1861, the title of which shows that its object was "to indemnify the states for expenses incurred by them In defense of the United States.
Page 837 - Assembly shall provide for additional judges, as the business of the said districts may require. Counties containing a population less than is sufficient to constitute separate districts shall be formed into convenient single districts, or, if necessary, may be attached to contiguous' districts as the General Assembly may provide. The office of associate judge, not learned in the law, is abolished in counties forming separate districts...
Page 285 - The returns of every election for Governor shall be sealed up and transmitted to the seat of government...

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