Engln through its influene on suh votes s Beri n Howr. Compre with
the other hrsh olonil oes in fore t the time, the Great Law of the Qukers ws quite
humne. This oy of lws envisione hr lor s more effetive punishment thn
eth for serious rimes, n pitl punishment ws eliminte from the originl oes.
Lter, in supplementry ts, murer n mnslughter were inlue s soil rimes.
Only premeitte murer ws punishle y eth, with other riminl ts trete -
oring to the irumstnes.
It is interesting to note tht the Qukers’ Gret Lw i wy with most religious of-
fenses n stuk to stritly seulr riminl jurispruene, eprture from the oes of
other olonies n the erlier Europen oes. Uner the Gret Lw, “house of orre-
tions” institution ws estlishe where most punishment ws mete out in the form of
hr lor. This ws the first time tht orretionl onfinement t hr lor ws use s
punishment for serious rimes, n not merely s prefe to punishment sheule for
The Quker Coe of 1682 ws in fore until 1718, when it ws repele, ironilly, only
one y fter the eth of Willim Penn. The English Anglin Coe reple the Gret
Lw, n the mil Quker philosophy gve wy to hrsh punishments. The new oe ws
even worse thn…