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Post Posted:: March 23rd, 2017, 5:09 pm 
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Thoughts on the Death Penalty by Charles C. Burleigh (1810 - 1878).


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This 1845 publication, written by a prominent reformer of the day, argues against capital punishment from several perspectives, including historical, philosophical and biblical arguments. It is broken into 3 chapters: Expediency, Justice, and Sacred Scriptures (although it has Scripture references peppered throughout).

"If it shall thus be the means of helping on in a humble way the progress of that humane reform whose principles it advocates; and of hastening, however little, the coming of that time, when the penal statutes of a "christian" and "civilized people," shall have ceased to be written in blood, I shall be richly repaid for the time and labor spent upon this task." ( TriciaG and the Author)


NOTE TO READERS: Please ask if you have any problems figuring out how to say the Bible references.

    1. How to claim a part, and "how it all works" here To find a section to record, simply look at point 5. below at the sections. All the ones without names beside them are "up for grabs." Click "Post reply" at the top left of the screen and tell us which section you would like to read (include the section number from the left-most column in the reader list, please). Read points 6. to 8. below for what to do before, during and after your recording.

    2. New to recording? Please read our Newbie Guide to Recording!

    3. Is there a deadline? We ask that you submit your recorded sections within 1-2 months of placing your claim. Please note that to be fair to the readers who have completed their sections in a timely way, if you haven't submitted your recording(s) after two months, your sections will automatically be re-opened for other readers to claim, unless you post in this thread to request an extension. Extensions will be granted at the discretion of the Book Coordinator. If you cannot do your section, for whatever reason, just let me know and it'll go back to the pool. There's no shame in this; we're all volunteers and things happen.Please do not sign up for more sections than you can complete within the two month deadline.

    4. Where do I find the text? Source text (please only read from this text!): https://archive.org/details/thoughtsondeath00burlgoog

    5. Please claim sections (the numbers in the first column below)! If this is your first recording, please let me know under which name or pseudonym you'd like to appear in the LibriVox catalogue. We can also link to a personal website/blog.

      Prospective Prooflisteners: Please read the Listeners Wanted FAQ before listening! Level of prooflistening requested: standard


      Please don't download or listen to files belonging to projects in process (unless you are the BC or PL). Our servers are not set up to handle the greater volume of traffic. Please wait until the project has been completed. Thanks!

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    6. BEFORE recording: Please check the Recording Notes: http://librivox.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6427#6430

      Set your recording software to:
      Channels: 1 (Mono)
      Bit Rate: 128 kbps
      Sample Rate: 44.1 kHz

    7. DURING recording:
      No more than 0.5 to 1 second of silence at the beginning of the recording!
      Make sure you add this to the beginning of your recording:
      START of recording (Intro)
      • "Chapter [number], Part [number] of Thoughts on the Death Penalty. This is a LibriVox recording. All LibriVox recordings are in the public domain. For more information, or to volunteer, please visit: librivox DOT org"
      • If you wish, say: "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • Say:
        "Thoughts on the Death Penalty, by Charles C. Burleigh. Chapter [number], Part [number] "

      END of recording
      • At the end of the section, say:
        "End of Chapter [number], Part [number] "
      • If you wish, say:
        "Recording by [your name], [city, your blog, podcast, web address]"
      • At the end of the book, say (in addition):
        "End of Thoughts on the Death Penalty, by Charles C. Burleigh. "


      There should be 5 seconds silence at the end of the recording.

      Please remember to check this thread frequently for updates!

    8. AFTER recording
      Save files as
      128 kbps MP3
      deathpenalty_##_burleigh_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case) where ## is the section number (e.g. deathpenalty_01_burleigh_128kb.mp3)


      Transfer of files (completed recordings) Please always post in this forum thread when you've sent a file. Also, post the length of the recording (file duration: mm:ss) together with the link.
      • Upload your file with the LibriVox Uploader: https://librivox.org/login/uploader
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        (If you have trouble reading the image above, please message an admin)
      • You'll need to select the MC, which for this project is: TriciaG
      • When your upload is complete, you will receive a link - please post it in this thread.
      • If this doesn't work, or you have questions, please check our How To Send Your Recording wiki page.


      Any questions?
      Please post below

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Thoughts on the Death Penalty: Here
Watergate Report, Vol 1: Here
Fiction about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late


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Post Posted:: March 24th, 2017, 5:38 pm 
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Ready for claims! Moved to Readers Wanted...

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Watergate Report, Vol 1: Here
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Post Posted:: April 22nd, 2017, 8:16 pm 

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Still no takers?
Well, let me start with the Preface and section 1 -- about 3,000 words it looks like. It'll be a few weeks before I can get to them both, but I'll get the preface in which is short.

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Post Posted:: April 23rd, 2017, 10:22 am 
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Thanks, Larry!

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Watergate Report, Vol 1: Here
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Post Posted:: April 23rd, 2017, 6:19 pm 

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I would like to record Section 2.

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Post Posted:: April 24th, 2017, 5:12 am 
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Thanks, Mary. It's yours!

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Original journals on the Exploration of the Mississippi: Here
Thoughts on the Death Penalty: Here
Watergate Report, Vol 1: Here
Fiction about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late


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Post Posted:: April 26th, 2017, 8:33 am 

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I'm a little confused by the after recording instructions:

Do we show only the section number and not the chapter number, or both? If I just show 02 for a section number, won't that cause confusion with other section numbers 02 in other chapters?

AFTER recording
Save files as
128 kbps MP3
deathpenalty_##_burleigh_128kb.mp3 (all lower-case){/b] where ## is the section number (e.g. deathpenalty_01_burleigh_128kb.mp3)


Also, are we supposed to put our initials somewhere in the files that we save?

Many Thanks!

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Post Posted:: April 26th, 2017, 9:46 am 
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The section number - the first column of the magic window. For example, "Ch 3: Sacred Scriptures, Part 3" is the one and only section 16. This is standard for LV projects. :)

No, no initials. Those only go in projects like weekly poetry, to differentiate the files that would otherwise have the same file name, or sometimes collections (short story, nonfiction, etc.) - although it doesn't make sense to put them in there, IMHO. ;)

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Watergate Report, Vol 1: Here
Fiction about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late


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Post Posted:: April 26th, 2017, 12:06 pm 

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OK. Thank you. Makes sense about Sections. I knew I used initials before, but couldn't remember the why or wherefore.

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Post Posted:: April 27th, 2017, 9:36 pm 

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I'll take section 3

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Post Posted:: April 28th, 2017, 5:40 am 
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Welcome! I'll pencil you in. How would you like to be credited in the catalog?

From your background, I assume you'll get the tech specs right and not submit a file with the wrong sample rate or a horrible buzzing or background noise. :lol: But if you're uncertain of anything, I suggest completing the 1-minute test before embarking on the section, to iron out any wrinkles.

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Post Posted:: May 5th, 2017, 9:19 am 

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I can get around to uploading an test audio., i would hope to not have any problems with it however i had an issue trying to find the start of the text that i'll be reading.

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Post Posted:: May 5th, 2017, 9:40 am 

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I'd like to volunteer for this project; I could do, for example, part 5 (p52-61) from 'American Experience' to 'Makes Penal Administration Capricious'.

It'll be my first LibriVox recording, but not my first voicing.

BTW, there are statistical records (as that on page 53). Should I read out those numbers, too?


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Post Posted:: May 5th, 2017, 11:03 am 
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djcrazyjimmy wrote:
I can get around to uploading an test audio., i would hope to not have any problems with it however i had an issue trying to find the start of the text that i'll be reading.

The page numbers in the magic window are for the PDF, and don't correspond with the text's page numbers. The page number scanned in the text itself is pg 22.

Let me know if you still have problems finding it. :)

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Post Posted:: May 5th, 2017, 11:07 am 
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KaToffee wrote:
I'd like to volunteer for this project; I could do, for example, part 5 (p52-61) from 'American Experience' to 'Makes Penal Administration Capricious'.

It'll be my first LibriVox recording, but not my first voicing.

BTW, there are statistical records (as that on page 53). Should I read out those numbers, too?

Hmm. It looks like I have to clarify page numbers in this project. The statistics on the book's page 53 are in section 6 (p61-68 from "Facts and Statistics from Official sources" to "will combine to bring about that result"), not in section 5.

I'll clarify page numbers in the Magic Window, and then you can let me know which section you want. :) If you do the one with the statistics, then yes, I'd like them recorded, as they're a part of the main text.

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Thoughts on the Death Penalty: Here
Watergate Report, Vol 1: Here
Fiction about jail atrocities: It Is Never too Late


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