Reports of Criminal Law Cases Decided at the City-Hall of the City of New-York; With Notes and References

Reports of Criminal Law Cases Decided at the City-Hall of the City of New-York; With Notes and References

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...one. Ahouse where people meet for the purpose of assignation is a disorderly house, because it is a violation of the laws of decency and morality. And left it to the jury to say whether, from the evidence before them, the defendant was guilty of keeping a disorderly house. Child',"af' keeping a disorderly house. A number of officers were ter conviction _ I _ _ not permitted called, who test1fied that, ' the prisoner lived in Banker to accompany. ' the Parent in street, that she was above sixty years of age, and had confinement. daughters, young women, who were in the daily habit of new-roux, testified that she kept a house of the very worst descrip-The People 'US 'tion, the common resort of young boys, thieves, and M, .y'An, rogues of every description, and that she had been repeat-Clarkedly advised by the ofiicers and others to desist from such unlawful practices, &, c.. The proof being evident and satisfactory, the jury found her guilty without leaving the box. His Honor the Recorder, in passing sentence upon her, observed that he was sorry to see a woman of her years arraigned upon such a charge; the evidence against her 'was of such a nature as to leave no doubt in the mind of the Court and jury of her guilt; and it was satisfactorify proved that she had for some time past kept a. very bad house, indeed, one of the very worst kind; that houses of this description had become a growing evil, and in all such flagrant cases the Court were determined to make an example; that they were the resort of the youth of our city, where-they were often ruined by associating themselves with thieves and rogues of every description, and profligates and prostitutes of both sexes. The law upon these cases had been before...
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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1234085860
  • 9781234085865