Report of the D'Hauteville Case: The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, at the Suggestion of Paul Daniel Gonsalve Grand D'Hauteville, Versus David Sears, Miriam C. Sears, and Ellen Sears Grand D'Hauteville. Habeas Corpus for the Custody of an Infant Child

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Paul Daniel Gonzalve Grand d'Hauteville sued his wife and her parents for custody of his son, Frederick Sears Grand d'Hauteville. The case was tried in July, 1840, at the Court of General Sessions for the city and county of Philadelphia.

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Page 91 - But I would have you know, that the head of every man is Christ; and the head of the woman is the man; and the head of Christ is God . 4 Every man praying or prophesying, having his head covered, dishonoureth his head.
Page 91 - Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel ; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves...
Page 91 - For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands ; even as Sarah obeyed Abraham, calling him lord ; whose daughters ye are, as long as ye do well, and are not afraid with any amazement.
Page 91 - Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, even as Christ is the head of the church ; and he is the saviour of the body. Therefore, as the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing.
Page 91 - Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence.
Page 91 - But I suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. For Adam was first formed then Eve. And Adam was not deceived ; but the woman, being deceived, was in the transgression ; notwithstanding she shall be saved in child-bearing, if they continue in faith, and charity, and holiness with sobriety.
Page 91 - For as the woman is of the man, even so is the man also by the woman; but all things of God.
Page 91 - For a man indeed ought not to cover his head, forasmuch as he is the image and glory of God : but the woman is the glory of the man. For the man is not of the woman; but the woman of the man. Neither was the man created for the woman ; but the woman for the man.
Page 293 - The tender age and precarious state of its health, make the vigilance of the mother indispensable to its proper care; for, not doubting that paternal anxiety would seek for and obtain the best substitute which could be procured, every instinct of humanity unerringly proclaims that no substitute can supply the place of HER, whose watchfulness over the sleeping cradle or waking moments of her offspring, is prompted by deeper and holier feelings than the most liberal allowance of a nurse's wages could...
Page 289 - In cases of writs of habeas corpus directed to private persons ' to bring up infants,' the court is bound ex debito justitiae to set the infant free from an improper restraint : but they are not bound to deliver them over to anybody, nor to give them any privilege. This must be left to their discretion according to the circumstances that shall appear before them.

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