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The Prison Chaplaincy, And Its Experiences   By: (1804-1878)

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THE PRISON CHAPLAINCY, AND ITS EXPERIENCES.

BY REV. HOSEA QUINBY, D. D., EX CHAPLAIN OF N. H. STATE PRISON.

IN TWO PARTS.

CONCORD, N. H.: PUBLISHED BY D. L. GUERNSEY BOOKSELLER AND STATIONER. 1873.

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1873, by D. L. GUERNSEY, in the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

MORNING STAR STEAM JOB PRINTING HOUSE, DOVER, N. H.

CONTENTS.

PART I.

UNDER THE REFORMATORY SYSTEM.

1. Emotions at the Idea of Assuming the Position, and Object of these Pages, 7

2. Our First Meeting for Worship, 8

3. The Sabbath School, 10

4. General Appearance of the Convicts, 11

5. The Warden, 11

6. Educational Means found in Operation, 12

7. Influence Left by the Former Chaplain, 13

8. Prison Order, 13

9. Chaplain's Routine of Duty, 14

10. General Description of the Prison and Prison Management, 15

11. General Remarks upon the Prisoners, 22

12. Prayer meetings Commenced, 25

13. Pike, the Hampton Murderer, 28

14. Doctrinal Discourses, 34

15. Effect of the Prayer meeting on Prison Order, 34

16. The New Chapel, 35

17. Prison Repairs and Mistakes, 36

18. Profanity Attacked, 37

19. Efforts for a Son, from a Mother's Plea, 38

20. Warden's Efforts for a Young Man, 40

21. Experience with noble appearing Heads in Prison, 42

22. The Warden Admits Presents to Prisoners from Friends Outside, 44

23. Warden Decides to Resign, 45

24. Prisoners' Anxiety at the Rumored Resignation, 47

25. Governor and Council Memorialized by the Prison S. S. Teachers and Chaplain, 48

26. Prison Funerals, 49

27. Educational and Sabbath school summing up, 49

28. Religious Success, 51

29. Fourth of July at the Prison, 52

30. The true Principle of Imprisoning and Prison Managing on the Idea of Reform in the Convict, 53

31. The Commutation System, 59

32. Chaplain's Proposed Attempt at Tobacco Reform, 60

PART II.

UNDER THE PUNITIVE AND MONEY MAKING SYSTEM.

1. Warden Chosen, and new Arrangements for the Chaplain, 61

2. Chaplain almost Resolved to Resign, but Decides to Continue and Arranges his Work, 64

3. Cells Cleared of Trinket making and Tracts, 65

4. Necessity for the Chaplain's Undertaking what He Did, 65

5. New Phase at the Prison, and the Chaplain's Efforts, 66

6. Sabbath School Commences, 69

7. The Warden's Views Considered, 69

8. Chaplain's Restrictions, 73

9. Prisoner's Aid Association, 76

10. Complaint of Prison Hunger, 76

11. Chaplain's Object in hearing from Released Prisoners and Others, 77

12. B. and E.'s request, and the Connected Abuse, 78

13. Alleged Prison Conspiracy, 80

14. National Prison Reform Congress, 81

15. Money making and Punishing, the Paramount Objects in our Prison Management, 83

16. Waste Paper in the Cells, 83

17. Defective Beds and Bedding, 84

18. Cracked Wheat Dinner, 86

19. Bad Fish, &c., 87

20. Prison Suffering from Cold During the Winter of '70 and '71, 88

21. Lighting the Hall, 93

22. The Aid of the Association to Released Prisoners, and Warden's Course, 94

23. Lecturing for the Prison Aid Association, 99

24. Prison Correspondence under the New Rule, 100

24 1 2. Chaplain under a System of Espionage, 102

25. The Chaplain's Pacific Efforts severely Taxed, 104

26. Death of Gideon Sylver, 109

27. The Sylver Case Excitement and Hearing before the Governor and Council, 115

28. Preparing for the Adjourned Session, 118

29. The Adjourned Hearing, 120

30. Motives for Desiring the Chaplain's Removal, 122

31. Chaplain's Change of Course, and the Question as to who should Conduct the Prison Correspondence, 124

32. Change, for a Time, in the Warden's Management, 127

33. The Fate of Henry Stewart and others, 129

34. Warden's Want of Courtesy to Prisoners' Visitors, 132

35. Effects of the new Order upon the Prisoners, 133

36. Comparative Prison Order for the two years, 139

37. Good Traits in the Warden for Prison Service, 143

38. Chaplain's Inability to Prevent Knowing more or less of the Prisoners' Troubles and the Prison Management, 143

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