Georgia Reports Volume 61

Georgia Reports Volume 61

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: the most useful husband to all who may be concerned in the results of his conduct. That exceptions to this rule may be pointed out, is no objection to, or disproof of the rule itself. Human institutions are all more or less imperfect, and their complete efiiciency in practical working cannot be expected in every instance. It is enough if they produce beneficence to the great mass, and in the great majority of cases. A subjugated husband is a less pleasing and less energetic member of society, than one who keeps his true place, yet knows how to temper authority with affection. The law does not discourage conjugal consultations, or free and voluntary co-operation in all transactions which afiect, or may affect, the welfare of the family. Perhaps, the true spirit and genins of the law favors nothing more than harmony of will and conduct on the part of husband and wife. But the law does not undertake to secure this delightful harmony by coercion, but leaves it to issue spontaneously from the holy relation of matrimony. In the conduct of his business, the husband may ask his wife's consent; but if he acts without it, especially in the virtuous and praiseworthy matter of securing or paying an honest debt, the law will excuse him, and let him be bound by what he does alone. If he wants her consent, he must procure it in time, and not wait until he has bound himself without it. For him to become anxious about her advice, not when he makes a conveyance, but when he finds himself unwilling to abide by it as made on his own responsibility some months or years ago, is to turn to her too late. The law permits him to neglect taking her counsel, but does not require him to neglect it. Being a husband, he is the free head of a family, and as...
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236738268
  • 9781236738264