Reports of the Illinois State Hospital for the Insane, 1847-1862

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1863 - 422 pages
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Page 34 - Three for one year, three for two years, and three for three years, and members shall be eligible for reappointment.
Page 394 - The clothing to be furnished each patient upon being sent to the hospital, shall not be less than the following: For a male, three new shirts, a new and substantial coat, vest, and...
Page 39 - ... which are punishable by imprisonment for the term of ninety days or longer, for the commitment to said asylum of any insane person within the county in which such court has jurisdiction, it shall be the duty of said court to inquire into the fact of insanity in the manner provided by law : and if such court shall be satisfied that such person is, by reason of insanity, unsafe to be at large, or...
Page 397 - ... all laws and parts of laws inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed...
Page 391 - ... to testify concerning the facts in the case of the person alleged to be insane. He shall also order subpoenas for six suitable persons to serve as jurors in the case, to be present at the same time and place, at least one of whom shall be a physician. 7. If after hearing the evidence, the jury shall be satisfied of the truth of the facts set forth in the statement...
Page 392 - ... issue a warrant directed to the sheriff or any other suitable person, preferring some relative of the insane person when desired, commanding him to arrest such insane person and convey him to the hospital ; and if the clerk is satisfied that it is necessary, he may authorize an assistant to be employed. FORM OP WARRANT.] 9. The warrant may be substantially as follows : STATE OF ILLINOIS, { County. )88...
Page 394 - For a female, in addition to the same quantity of undergarments, shoes and stockings, there shall be two woolen petticoats or skirts, three good dresses, a cloak or shawl, and a decent bonnet. Unless such clothing be delivered in good order to the superintendent, he shall not be bound to receive the patient.
Page 383 - States, shall be preserved by said clerks, and remain in their offices respectively; and so much of the act to which this is an amendment as requires that they shall be transmitted by said clerks to the Department of State, is hereby repealed.
Page 393 - This warrant, with a receipt thereon, shall be returned to the clerk, to be filed by him with the other papers relating to the case.
Page 16 - PHILADELPHIA, March 5th, 1839. " The want of an asylum for the insane poor often occasions painful embarrassments to the courts when the defense in the criminal charge is insanity fully sustained by proof. Although the jury may certify that their acquittal is on that ground, and thus empower the court to order the prisoner into close custody, yet that custody can be in no other place than the common prisons,— places illy qualified for such a subject of incarceration.

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