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Matlack, Timothy (fl. 1782) [Request of the Supreme Executive Council to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for clarification of a Constitutional point].

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04465 Author/Creator: Matlack, Timothy (fl. 1782) Place Written: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Type: Autograph document signed Date: 8 March 1782. Pagination: 1 p.

Summary of Content: Requests the state Supreme Court for an interpretation of the twentieth section of the Constitution of the State of Pennsylvania. Written as Secretary of the Supreme Executive Council of the State of Pennsylvania.

Full Transcript: In Council Philad[elphi]a. March 8. 1782
On motion agreed,
That the judges of the Supreme Court be requested to give their opinion in writing upon the following words of the ...twentieth section of the constitution vizt. 'And shall have power to grant pardons, and remit fines, in all cases whatsoever, except in cases of impeachment' . . . as to the point, Does the word fines comprehend forfeitures?
Extract from the minutes
T. Matlack Esqr.
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People: Matlack, Timothy, 1736-1829
Pennsylvania. Supreme Executive Council

Historical Era: American Revolution, 1763-1783

Subjects: State ConstitutionLawGovernment and Civics

Sub Era: The War for Independence

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