The Tribune Almanac Volume 1

The Tribune Almanac Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... preserve honorable peace with all the w o rid, and eternal brotherhood with each other. TOM CORWIN--PRACTICAL ILLUSTRATION. Judge H, an old and respectable citizen of Franklin County, related to us, some years since, die following anecdote of Gov. Corwin, which we do" not recollect ever to have seen in print: At the time the " Wagon Boy" was first scut to the Legislature by the good people of Warren, he found a law on the statute-book providing for the punishment of certain offences by public whipping. It was no unusual thing at that day to see a whipping-post in every court house yard, where, whenever occasion required, the stealers of pigs and chickens were drawn up by the sheriff, and received "thirty-nine lashes on the bare hack, well laid on." Tom was made Chairman of the.Tudiciary Committee in the House; and being, as is well known, a man who is dead set against all such relics of barbarism as public whipping, forthwith brought in a bill to repeal the aforesaid enactment. The bill met with considerable opposition from the " Old Hunkers," among whom was one old gentlemun from the Western Reserve, who was particularly horrified at the idea of repealing what he termed the wisest and most practical enactment in oar whole criminal code. Corwin made an eloquent speech when the question of engrossment was before the House, ap pealing to the members, as Christian legislators andenlightened freemen of the Nineteenth Century, to come up and erase this relic of the dark ages from the statute-book of the, great republican State of Ohio. He took hi-! seat--the House completely electrified with! the eloquent powers of the young orator. The old Yankee arose, and replied, as follows: " Mr. Speaker, all the...show more

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  • Paperback | 408 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 726g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236504259
  • 9781236504258