Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 21, No. 11

Sessional Papers of the Dominion of Canada Volume 21, No. 11

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...in this respect cannot be prevented. The Warden speaks well of his oflicers as rendering ready aid in maintaining the discipline. From the opportunities I have had of seeing and judging, I formed this same opinion of the statf. They take an interest in their duties, which they do not discharge in a perfunctory manner; they appear to realize the responsibility which devolves upon them and they endeavor to act accordingly. The Chaplains have been faithful and assiduous in their attendance and ministrations. Services have been held by a Church of England clergyman, appointed by the Bishop, for convicts of that denomination. The bad characters, above referred to, and who entered the prison as Catholics, applied for permission to attend these special devotional exercises that are held in the office of the Warden, which is quite unprotected. The change in their religion had more in view a plan of escape than the pursuit of conscientious convictions, the leading spirits having declared themselves infidels. I instructed the Warden either to let them attend the services conducted by the regularly appointed Protestant Chaplain of the institution, or should he allow them to be present at those held by the Church oi England Minister, that it must be in the chapel, which is a place of security, and not in his oflice. The testimony which the Warden and Chaplains bear respecting the management of the school is very gratifying. The teacher, Mr. Keary, is energetic and earnest in his work and his labors are very successful; he is very competent for the position. This is necessary, the schoolmaster of a prison must be prepared to hold his own against men of varied information. His ignorance would not long remain undiscovered; he needs, therefore, to be...show more

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  • Paperback | 280 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 503g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698191X
  • 9781236981912