An Address Delivered at the Opening of the New Court House in Worcester, September 30, 1845

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H.J. Howland, 1845 - Architecture - 14 pages

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Page 13 - Constitution has provided the only mode in which it can be corrected, which is by the Legislature. But so long as it remains in force, it is to be respected as the law, and because it is the law, not grudgingly, and reluctantly, but with honesty and sincerity, because any departure from this fundamental rule of conduct, would put in jeopardy every interest and every institution which is worth preserving.
Page 12 - Almost daily, and from various parts of the country, do we hear of the triumph of lawless violence, not by individuals only, but by masses, who openly set the law at defiance, and violate the rights of life, liberty and property, sacrilegiously placing blind rage and sanguinary cruelty upon the throne of justice, and trampling under foot all that is dear, in domestic, social or political life. Let us not hug ourselves in fancied security, on the consideration that these storms rage at a distance...
Page 10 - ... house, suited to the capacity and adapted to the cultivated taste of such a community. So far as it tends to promote order, harmony, dignity and propriety of manners on the part of all those concerned as actors, parties or spectators, so far as it tends to promote respect for the laws...
Page 12 - House of this county has been desecrated by the presence of armed men, assembled not to support, but to prostrate the supremacy of the law. Let us then with all humility be watchful and vigilant to guard against the causes which would lead to a state of things so disastrous. Let us by every...
Page 13 - ... would seek to destroy the respect of the community for the law and its administration without which the dearest rights of humanity would be without protection. If in the opinion of any man, or class of men, the law is defective or erroneous, the Constitution has provided the only mode in which it can be re-created, which is by the Legislature.
Page 12 - MOHIBUS, what can laws accomplish, without the efficient co-operation of the people. Almost daily, and from various parts of the country, do we hear of the triumph of lawless violence, not...
Page 9 - ... to apply the sustaining arm of the law to the support of right, liberty, and justice, to every individual, however humble.
Page 10 - But these great and essential conditions being secured, it becomes a considerate and reflecting community, to surround this~great safeguard of their best interests, with those external circumstances which are best calculated to secure the affection and command the respect of the people ; and when the people are prosperous and affluent, and other wants are provided for, this object may be promoted to some extent, by...
Page 6 - ... security, comfort, and accommodation have been provided for. Sumptuous and expensive public buildings therefore can never gratify a chaste, cultivated and refined taste, excepting when they are raised by a community who have arrived at a condition of affluence.

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