Philadelphia in 1824: Or, a Brief Account of the Various Institutions and Public Objects in this Metropolis : Being a Complete Guide for Strangers, and an Useful Compendium for the Inhabitants

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H. C. Carey & I. Lea, 1824 - Philadelphia (Pa.) - 254 pages
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Page 137 - State, our law regarding that there were cases that did not fall within this definition that might be murder in the first degree, passed an Act of Assembly, which reads in part as follows : "All murder which shall be perpetrated by means of poison, or by lying in wait, or by any other kind of wilful, deliberate and premeditated killing, or which shall be committed in the perpetration of, or attempt to perpetrate, any arson, rape, robbery or burglary, s'hall be deemed murder of the first degree, and...
Page 72 - Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, District of Columbia, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Mississippi, Louisiana, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Illinois, Indiana.
Page 2 - Susquehannah (that tends to the heart of the Province, and both sides our own) it is like to be a great part of the settlement of this age.
Page 241 - VEGETABLE MATERIA MEDICA of the United States ; or Medical Botany : containing a Botanical, General, and Medical History of Medicinal Plants, indigenous to the United States ; illustrated by coloured Engravings, made after original Drawings from Nature, done by the Author.
Page 69 - ... such young married artificers under the age of twentyfive years as have served an apprenticeship in the said town, and faithfully fulfilled the duties required in their indentures, so as to obtain a good moral character from at least two respectable citizens, who are willing to become their sureties...
Page 102 - The object of this institute is, as stated in its constitution, " the promotion and encouragement of manufactures, and the mechanic and useful arts, by the establishment of popular lectures on the sciences connected with them ; by the formation of a cabinet of models and minerals, and a library ; by offering premiums on all subjects deemed worthy of encouragement ; by examining all new inventions submitted to them ; and by such other means as they may judge expedient." The constitution was adopted...
Page 2 - Philadelphia, the expectation of those, that are concerned in this province, is, at last, laid out, to the great content of those here, that are many ways interested therein.
Page 74 - ... feet from the floor to the crown of the arch, and is executed with great precision and effect. An Isthmian wreath, carved in one entire block of Pennsylvania white marble, surrounds the clock face, which occupies the space of the first panel over the entablature in the centre, the design of which is copied from the reverse of an antique gem found at Corinth, and described by Stuart in his work on the Antiquities of Athens. The tellers...
Page 68 - April, 1775, was the day of founding the Pennsylvania society for promoting the abolition of slavery, the relief of free negroes unlawfully held in bondage, and for improving the condition of the African race.
Page 122 - an act to provide for the education of children at the public expense, within the city and county of Philadelphia.

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