History of Philadelphia: 1609-1884 (Google eBook)

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L. H. Everts & Company, 1884 - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 2399 pages
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This is not a review but a statement as I am in possession of William Howell and Rebecca T Howell's deed of 1861 sold to one john Craig 1861. The parcel was sold for approx. $500.00. The deed does state he was a Manufacturer of Paper Hangings.I would give more in depth details but I am sure you know that the handling of these old deeds can be difficult and will also cause any further damage. I just thought you might like to know what went on during 1861 with the Howell Family. All signatures on deed.
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This is one of the most wonderful source books for Philadephia early history. Full of anecdotal details, engravings, with a great index that picks up the names of prominent local persons, taverns, etc. Google, please digitize the first two volumes!

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Page 1958 - That the printing presses shall be free to every person who undertakes to examine the proceedings of the legislature or any branch of government : and no law shall ever be made to restrain the right thereof. The free communication of thoughts and opinions is one of the invaluable rights of man ; and every citizen may freely speak, write and print on any subject, being responsible for the abuse of that liberty.
Page 1944 - ... that all the instructors and teachers in the college shall take pains to instil into the minds of the scholars, the purest principles of morality, so that, on their entrance into active life, they may from inclination and habit, evince benevolence towards their fellow creatures, and a love of truth, sobriety and industry, adopting at the same time such religious tenets as their matured reason may enable them to prefer.
Page 1712 - ... that all churches, meetinghouses, or other regular places of stated worship, with the grounds thereto annexed necessary for the occupancy and enjoyment of the same...
Page 1707 - Any person who shall, directly or indirectly, offer, give or promise, any money, or thing of value, testimonial, privilege, or personal advantage, to any executive or judicial officer, or member of the General Assembly, to influence him in the performance of any of his public or official duties, shall be guilty of bribery, and be punished in such manner as shall be provided by law.
Page 1782 - SECTION 21. And be it further enacted, That, in order to avoid misconstruction, it is hereby declared to be the true intent and meaning of this act, so far as the question of slavery is concerned, to carry into practical operation the following propositions and principles, established by the compromise measures of 1850, to wit:
Page 1709 - ... and nays, and the names of those voting for and against recorded upon the journal thereof; and reports of committees of conference shall be adopted in either House only by the vote of a majority of the members elected thereto, taken by yeas and nays, and the names of those voting recorded upon the journals.
Page 1712 - Provided, That all property, real or personal, other than that which is in actual use and occupation for the purposes aforesaid, and from which any income or revenue is derived, shall be subject to taxation, except where exempted by law, for State purposes, and nothing herein contained shall exempt same therefrom.
Page 1962 - A declaration by the Representatives of the United Colonies of North America, now met in General Congress at Philadelphia, setting forth the causes and necessity of their taking up arms.
Page 1740 - ... it shall be lawful for said court, after hearing, to order the person against whom complaint has been made, being of sufficient ability, to pay such sum as said court shall think reasonable and proper for the comfortable' support and maintenance of the said wife...
Page 1981 - Let it be impressed upon your minds, let it be instilled into your children, that the liberty of the press is the palladium of all the civil, political, and religious rights of an Englishman...

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