What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Adams adopted agreed alteration amendment appointed argument authority bank believed better body Brown called Chair CLARKE committee Common Commonwealth consideration considered Constitution Convention course Court debate decided delegates desired discussion duty effect election exercise experience expressed favor gentleman gentlemen give given Government Governor hold hoped House impeachment important inserting judges judicial laid leave legislative Legislature majority matter means ment motion moved nays necessary never Northampton oath object offered opinion opposed party passed Pennsylvania person Philadelphia Porter present President principle printed proceedings proper proposed proposition provision question reason referred reform regard relation remarks Representatives resolution Resolved respect rule Senate standing Stevens submitted supposed taken term thing third thought tion United views vote whole wish yeas
Page 59 - In all criminal prosecutions or indictments for libels, the truth may be given in evidence to the jury ; and if it shall appear to the jury that the matter charged as libellous is true, and was published with good motives, and for justifiable ends, the party shall be acquitted; and the jury shall have the right to determine the law and the fact.
Page 306 - That all power is inherent in the people, and all free governments are founded on their authority and instituted for their peace, safety and happiness.
Page 169 - Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of both houses may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the governor, and, before it shall take effect, be approved by him, or, being disapproved, shall be repassed by two-thirds of both houses, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in case of a bill.
Page 160 - ... and if, in the Legislature so next chosen as aforesaid, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be agreed to by a majority of all the members elected to each House, then it shall be the duty of the Legislature to submit such proposed amend-ment or amendments to the people in such manner and at such time as the Legislature shall prescribe...
Page 119 - And whereas the ministers of the gospel are, by their profession, dedicated to the service of God and the care of souls, and ought not to be diverted from the great duties of their function...
Page 160 - Assembly; and if the same shall be agreed to by a majority of the members elected to each of the two houses, such proposed amendment or amendments shall be entered on their journals, and the yeas and nays taken thereon...
Page 393 - It will be no alleviation that these powers will be exercised by a plurality of hands, and not by a single one. One hundred and seventy-three despots would surely be as oppressive as one.
Page 101 - ... the liberty of conscience hereby secured shall not be so construed as to excuse acts of licentiousness, or justify practices inconsistent with the peace or safety of this State.