A brief survey of the great extent and evil tendencies of the lottery system, as existing in the United States

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W. Brown, printer, 1833 - Lotteries - 105 pages
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Page 68 - Pennsylvania, except twenty-six schemes for the benefit of the Union Canal, which represented prizes amounting to $5,313,056. In commenting upon these facts the address referred to said : " Thus the people of Pennsylvania have been made to contribute to the internal improvements of New York, Virginia, Connecticut, Rhode Island, and North Carolina, Maryland, and Delaware, as well as to pay a large sum to a company of their own State, whose grant has expired. . . . Pennsylvania, by being the great...
Page 5 - The uses to which it was applied, are faithfully delineated by Menestrier, a Jesuit father, who published the result of his researches about the close of the seventeenth century. " The Christian world is indebted to the republic of Genoa for suggesting the idea of resorting to the lottery as a measure of finance. From Italy it migrated into France, about the year 1580, where its history presents one dark page of poverty, wretchedness, and crime. Its introduction into Great Britain was early, being...
Page 20 - Other testimony shows what it is here unnecessary to quote—the ingenious and multiplied expedients of the lottery brokers for evading the laws, as well as the perfidy of the government officers in winking at transgressions, and partaking of the fruits of illicit adventures. The whole report discloses a scene of iniquity so multiform, and of misery so hopeless, as to sicken and appal the mind. The restrictions intended by new statutes soon ceased to exhibit any mitigation in their effects, till...
Page 85 - The truih of this position is too evident to need illustration. Another constituent of gaming is, the placing of property at the disposition of hazard. And in no case, actual or supposed, can it be more completely subjected to the control of chance, than in the lottery wheel. It matters not whether all the parties interested in the hazard, are actively engaged in bringing about the result. Are the gamesters upon the turf, less interested for not riding their own horses ? Every ticket-holder is a...
Page 100 - Commonwealth, or elsewhere, and any person or persons who shall advertise or cause to be advertised, the drawing of any scheme in any lottery, or be in any way concerned in the managing, conducting, carrying on or drawing of any lottery, or device in the nature of a lottery, and shall be convicted thereof in any court of competent jurisdiction, shall, for each and every such offence, forfeit and pay a sum not less than one hundred dollars, and not exceeding ten thousand dollars. or be sentenced to...
Page 83 - ... set up, erect, make, exercise, keep open, show or expose to be played at, drawn or thrown at, any such lottery, play or device, or that shall cause or procure the same to be done, after the publication of this act...
Page 99 - And be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That from and after the day aforesaid, any person or persons who shall sell, or expose to sale, or cause to be sold or exposed to sale, or shall keep on hand for the purpose of sale, or shall advertise or cause to be advertised for...
Page 101 - Commonwealth be instructed to transmit an authenticated copy of these resolutions to the President of the United States, with a request that he communicate them to Congress.
Page 79 - ... sell or dispose of any kind of property or set up a notification to induce people to bring and deposit property to be disposed of in any such manner or to risk their money or credit for the purpose of any such sale or disposition, shall be fined not more than one hundred...

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