Act of Incorporation and Constitution

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J. Harding, printer, 1835 - 8 pages
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Page 3 - ... the constitution and laws of the United States or of this commonwealth, and generally to do all and singular the matters and things which to them it shall lawfully appertain to do for the well being of the said corporation and the due management and ordering the affairs of the same...
Page 3 - ... also to ordain, establish and put in execution, such by-laws, ordinances and regulations as shall seem necessary and convenient for the government of the said corporation, not being contrary to the constitution and laws of the United States...
Page 3 - Company"; and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and shall be able to sue and...
Page 3 - ... hereditaments, goods and chattels, of what nature, kind, or quality soever, real, personal, or mixed, or choses in action, and the same, from time to time, to sell, grant, devise, alien or dispose of: Provided, That the clear yearly value or income of the...
Page 4 - Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons." WHEW we consider that the obligations of benevolence, which are founded on the precepts and examples of the Author of Christianity, are not cancelled by the follies or crimes of our...
Page 4 - The President, or, in his absence, one of the Vice Presidents, shall preside at all general sessions of the Association and at all meetings of the Standing Committee.
Page 4 - ... (the usual attendants of prisons) involve with them; it becomes us to extend our compassion to that part of mankind, who are the subjects of these miseries.
Page 3 - Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, That all and every the persons who shall al the time of the passing of this act, be members of the Society called, " The Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons...
Page 4 - VicePresidents, which orders shall be his vouchers for his expenditures. He shall, before he enters upon his office, give a bond of not less than two hundred pounds for the faithful discharge of the duties of it.
Page 4 - By the aid of humanity, their undue and illegal sufferings may be prevented; the links which should bind the whole family of mankind togethe.r, under all circumstances, be preserved unbroken; and such degrees and modes of punishment may be discovered and suggested, as may, instead of continuing habits of vice, become the means of restoring our fellow creatures to virtue and happiness.

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