SYNOPSIS OF ARGUMENT BEFORE THE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE OF THE SENATE OF PENNSYLVANIA. BY MOSES A. DROPSIE, ON BILLS RELATING TO ARRESTS BY PRIVATE PERSONS, AND PAYMENT OF FINES AND PENALTIES TO PRIVATE CORPORATIONS.

Philadelphia: Jackson Bros., Printers, [1869]. 8pp. Original printed wrappers, light toning, Near Fine.

A very scarce pamphlet by Dropsie, the prominent lawyer, author, philanthropist, entrepreneur, railroad promoter, President of Gratz College, and a leader of Philadelphia's Jewish community. Here he argues that Pennsylvania's statute, empowering agents of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals to make arrests without warrants, "is tyrannical, and fearful...but is more reprehensible when conferred on the irresponsible servants of a private society, however laudable the object of such society may be."
Dropsie supports his assertions with abundant and compelling citations to the Pennsylvania Constitution, the Magna Charta, and the common law.
FIRST EDITION. OCLC 11642616 [2- Balch Inst., U. PA] [as of September 2012]. Not in Singerman. Item #29396

Price: $450.00

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