An Exposure of the Mismanagement of the Public Record Office

An Exposure of the Mismanagement of the Public Record Office

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880* edition. Excerpt: ...moment, what are manifestly public crimes. If the office of the Judge is to be respected, the wearer of the Judicial Ermine must keep quite aloof, as well from the participation in, as from the protection of, such conduct; he must neither do wrong himself nor be allowed to become, even from the most amiable motives, what the law styles an accessory after the fact. AN EXPOSURE OS THE MIS-MANAGEMENT OF THE PUBLIC RECORD OFFICE. IT is always painful to a man of right feeling to expose evil practices, and it is so especially when those practices are referable-to members of a profession to which he himself belongs; and if the object of such exposure is to hold up persons guilty of evil to ridicule and contempt, without any ulterior view of preventing a repetition of the practices--as for instance, if the object is simply to expose the moral delinquences of men who are removed from the consequences of their acts, in hatred of their memory--then no words can be too strong in condemnation of such a process. But it is a very different thing when there is a great object to be gained, a great wrong to redress, or a great crime to repress: then, indeed, any one who comes forward to effect this object is entitled to sympathy and respect, --and more especially so when, although he has no direct motive of self-interest, and no private object to obtain for himself, he is yet open to suspicion of such a motive, because he himself may profit by the removal of evils peculiar to his own career; and the writer is bound to admit that, as a student of legal antiquities, he has the strongest desire to profit by the liberality of the State, and to gain all the knowledge possible from the great treasures of the past which are hidden away on the shelves of the Public..
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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236543769
  • 9781236543769