Proceedings and Debates of the Convention of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania (7)

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 484 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1838 Excerpt: ... TUESDAY, December 22, 1837. Mr. Krebs, of Schuylkil!, presented a memorial from citizens of Sclrnylkill county, praying thai measures may be taken effectually to prevent all amalgamation between the white and coloured population, in regard to the government of the state; which was laid on the table. Mr. Macxay, of Vlifflin, presented a memorial from citizens of Mifflirc county, praying that no change in the existing constitution may be made, which would create distinctions in the rights and privileges of citizens of this commonwealth founded merely upon their complexion; which was also laid on the table. Mr. Read, of Susquehanna, presented a memotial from citizens of Susquchanna county, praying that the civil rights, privileges or capacities of any citizen shall in no way be affected, diminished or enlarged merely on account of his religious opinions, which was also laid on the table. A motion was made by Mr. Doran, of Philadelphia, That the convention proceed to the second reading and consideration of the resolution, read ou the 19th instant, in the words following, viz: "Resolved, That the commissioners of the county of Philadelphia, hf requested tii famish the convention with a statement, shewing the annual cost of each ol the state courts of justice in the city and county of Philadelphia, for the four years prior to the first dayof December, 1837, and the fees received out of the county funds, by the attorney general of the commonweallhl or his deputies, on the several criminal prosecutions threin, . Airing that period." Mr. Doran said, when he offered that resolution, he did not anticipate any objection. He had believed that any resolution asking for information, would be at once adopted. But, as there had seemed to be a disposition to object to this ca...

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