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齊太倉女

Daughter of the Chief of the Treasury of Qi

齊太倉女者漢太倉令淳于公之少女也名緹縈淳于
公無男有女五人孝文皇帝時淳于公有罪當刑是時
肉刑尚在詔獄繫長安當行會逮公罵其女曰生子不
生男緩急非有益緹縈自悲泣而隨其父至長安上書
曰妾父爲吏齊中皆稱廉平今坐法當刑妾傷夫死者
不可復生刑者不可復屬雖欲改過自新其道無由也
妾願入身爲官婢以贖父罪使得自新書奏天子憐悲
其意乃下詔曰蓋聞有虞之時畫衣冠異章服以爲戮
而民不犯何其至治也今法有肉刑五而姦不止其咎

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