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立法所以懲戒今曰死不復生無由改过足動 君子與人為善之念是以詔除

齊太倉女
齊大倉女者,漢太倉令,淳于公之女也,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,詔繫長安,當行會逮,公罵其女曰,生子
不生男,緩急非所益,緹縈自悲泣,而隨其父至長安,
上書曰,妾父為吏,齊中皆稱治平,今坐法當刑,妾傷
夫死者不可復生,刑者不可復贖,雖欲改過自新其
道無由也,妾願入身為官婢,以贖父罪,使得自新,書
奏天子憐悲其意,乃下詔曰,盖聞有虞之時,畫衣冠,
異章服以為戮而民不犯,何其至治也,今法有肉刑

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