A Gazetteer of the State of Pennsylvania: Part First ... General Description of the State ... Geological Construction, Canals and Rail-roads, Bridges, Revenue, Expenditures, Public Debt, &c. Part Second ... Counties, Towns, Cities, Villages, Mountains, Lakes, Rivers, Creeks, &c., Alphabetically Arranged

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T. Belknap, 1832 - Pennsylvania - 563 pages

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Page 358 - The legislature shall, as soon as conveniently may be, provide, by law, for the establishment of schools throughout the State, in such manner that the poor may be taught gratis.
Page 351 - 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 55 - The judicial power of this commonwealth shall be vested in a supreme court, in courts of oyer and terminer and general jail delivery, in a court of common pleas, orphans' court, register's court, and a court of quarter sessions of the peace, for each county; in justices of the peace, and in such other courts as the legislature may, from time to time establish.
Page 152 - The warehouse was shown to us, where the articles made here for sale or use are preserved, and I admired the excellence of all. The articles for the use of the society are kept by themselves ; as the members have no private possessions, and every thing is in common, so must they, in relation to all their wants, be supplied from the common stock.
Page 349 - WITNESSETH, that the Guardians for the Relief and Employment of the Poor of the City of Philadelphia, the District of Southwark, and the Townships of the Northern Liberties and Penn...
Page 61 - ... previously mentioned, is the door-way, containing two doors; one of lattice work or grating, to admit the air and secure the prisoner; the other, composed of planks, to exclude the air, if required; this door leads to a yard (18 feet by eight, the walls of which are 11 feet in height,) attached to each cell.
Page 371 - As many poor white male orphans, between the ages of six and ten years, as the said income shall be •adequate to maintain, shall be introduced into the college as soon as possible; and from time to time as there may be vacancies, or as increased ability from income may warrant, others shall be introduced.
Page 153 - For such things as are not raised in Economy, there is a store provided, from which the members, with the knowledge of the directors, may purchase what is necessary, and the people of the vicinity may also do the same.
Page 60 - The facade or principal from is 670 feet in length, and reposes on a terrace, which , from the inequalities of the ground, varies from three to nine feet in height; the basement or belting course, which is 10 feet high, is scarped, and extends uniformly the whole length. The...
Page 276 - ... to make a fire in the furnace, when, the hands shut the furnace door and left the mill in despair. Fortunately one of them left his jacket in the mill, and returning for it in about half an hour, noticed that the door was red hot, and upon opening it, was surprised at finding the whole furnace at a glowing white heat. The other hands were summoned, and four separate parcels of iron were heated and rolled by the same fire, before it required renewing. The furnace was then replenished, and as letting...

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