The Humane Society of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: An Historical Review, 1785-1916

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Humane Society at the Riverside Press Cambridge, 1918 - Charities - 397 pages
Contains a history of the Humane Society which became the United States Life-Saving Service and the beginning of the United States Coast Guard.

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Page 45 - States : and also to make, have, and use, a common seal, and the same to break, alter, and renew, at their pleasure...
Page 79 - For the grave cannot praise thee, death cannot celebrate thee: They that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth. The living, the living, he shall praise thee, as I do this day: The father to the children shall make known thy truth.
Page 46 - Philadelphia, be, and shall be, for ever hereafter, persons able and capable in law, to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended...
Page 281 - ... shall be held at all times subject to the order and direction of the state treasurer, for the benefit of the fund to which it belongs; and on the fifteenth day of June in each year, and at such other times as he may be requested so to do by the state treasurer, he shall pay over to the said state treasurer all moneys received on account of such fund. The bonds purchased in accordance with this amendment shall be transferable only upon the order of the governor, and on each bond shall be written...
Page 225 - The end and design of the institution is for the recovery of persons who meet with such accidents as to produce in them the appearance of death, and for promoting the cause of humanity by pursuing such means from time to time as shall have for their object the preservation of human life and the alleviation of its miseries.
Page 45 - College ; and that the said corporation shall be capable of having, holding and taking in fee simple or any less estate, by gift, grant, devise or otherwise, any lands, tenements or other estate, real or personal. Provided, nevertheless, that the annual clear income of the same shall not exceed the sum of six thousand pounds.
Page 46 - Impleaded; answer and be answered unto, defend and be defended in Courts of Record or any other place whatsoever, And to do and execute all and singular other matters and things that to them shall or may appertain to do.
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Page 43 - How pitiful, in the age of reason and religion, is that false ambition which desolates the world with fire and sword for the...
Page 21 - The above treatment should be persevered in for some hours, as it is an erroneous opinion that persons are irrecoverable because life does not soon make its appearance, persons having been restored after persevering for many hours.

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