|Chapter 54||. . .||The Abominations of Auricular Confession|
|Chapter 55||. . .||The Ecclesiastical Retreat- Conduct of the Priests- The Bishop forbids me to distribute the Bible|
|Chapter 56||. . .||Public Acts of Simony- Thefts and Brigandage of Bishop O'Regan- General Cry of Indignation- I determine to Resist him to his Face- He employs Mr. Spink again to send me to Gaol, and he Fails- Drags me as a Prisoner to Urbana in the Spring of 1856, and Fails again- Abraham Lincoln defends me- My dear Bible becomes more than ever my Light and my Counsellor|
|Chapter 57||. . .||Bishop O'Regan sells the Parsonage of the French Canadians of Chicago, pockets the Money, and turns them out when they ocme to complain- He determines to turn me out of my Colony and send me to Kahokia- He forgets it the next day and publishes that he has interdicted me- My People send a Deputation to the Bishop- His Answers- The Sham Excommunication by Three Drunken Priests|
|Chapter 58||. . .||Address from my People, asking me to Remain- I am again dragged as a Prisoner by the Sheriff to Urbana- Abraham Lincoln's Anxiety about the issue of the Prosecution- My Distress- The Rescue- Miss Philomene Moffat sent by God to save me- Lebel's Confession and Distress- My Innocence acknowledged- Noble Words and Conduct of Abraham Lincoln- The Oath of Miss Philomene Moffat|
|Chapter 59||. . .||A Moment of Interruption in the Thread of my "Fifty Years in the Church of Rome," to see how my said Previsions about my defender, Abraham Lincoln, were to be realized- Rome the implacable Enemy of the United States|
|Chapter 60||. . .||The Fundamental Principles of the Constitution of the United States drawn from the Gospel of Christ- My First Visit to Abraham Lincoln to warn him of the Plots I knew against his Life- The Priests circulate the News that Lincoln was born in the Church of Rome- Letter of the Pope to Jeff Davis- My last Visit to the President- His admirable Reference to Moses- His willingness to die for his Nation's Sake|
|Chapter 61||. . .||Abraham Lincoln a true Man of God, and a true Disciple of the Gospel- The Assassination by Booth- The Tool of the Priests- John Surratt's House- The Rendezvous and Dwelling Place of the Priests- John Surratt Secreted by the Priests after the Murder of Lincoln- The Assassination of Lincoln known and published in the Town Three Hours before its occurrence|
|Chapter 62||. . .||Deputation of Two Priests sent by the People and the Bishops of Canada to persuade us to submit to the will of the Bishop- The Deputies acknowledge publicly that the Bishop is wrong and that we are right- For peace' sake I consent to withdraw from the Contest on certain conditions accepted by the Deputies- One of those Deputies turns false to his Promise, and betrays us, to be put at the head of my Colony- My last Interview with him and Mr. Brassard|
The RIGHTS of PERSONS.
IN the civil law the hufband and wife are confidered as two diftinct perfons ; and may have feparate eftates, contracts, debts, and injuries c : and therefore, in our ecclefiaftical courts, a woman may fue and be fued without her hufband d.
BUT, though our law in general confiders man and wife as one perfon, yet there are fone inftances in which the is feparately confidered ; as inferior to him, and acting by his compulfion. And therefore all deeds executed, and acts done, by her, during her converture, are void, or at leaft voidable ; except it be a fine, or the like matter of record, in which cafe fhe muft be folely and fecretly examined, to learn if her act be voluntary c. She cannot by will devife lands to her hufband, unlefs under fpecial circumftances ; for at the time of making it fhe is fuppofed to be under his coercion f. And in fome felonies, and other inferior crimes, committed by her, through conftraint of her hufband, the law excufes her g : but this extends not to treafon or murder.
THE hufband alfo (by the old law) might give his wife moderate correction h. For, as he is to anfwer for her mifbehaviour, the law thought it reafonable to intruft him with this power of reftraining her, by domeftic chaftifement, in the fame moderation that a man is allowed to correct his fervants or children ; for whom the mafter or parent is alfo liable in fome cafes to anfwer. But this power of correction was confined within reafonable boundsi ; and the hufband was prohibited to ufe any violence to his wife, aliter quam ad virum, ex caufa regiminis et caftigationis uxoris fuae, licite et rationabiliter pertinet k. The civil law gave the hufband the fame, or a larger, authority over his wife ; allowing him, for fome mifdemefnors, flagellis et fuftibus acriter vering him, for fome mifdemefnors, flagellis et fuftibus acriter verberare uxorem ; for others, only modicam caftigationem adbibere l.