The Jurist Volume 1

The Jurist Volume 1

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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. 1827 edition. Excerpt: ... of censor4.of the college of physicians were within the Test Act; and it has. been considered by Sergeant Heywood, in his able pamphlet, which enters fully into the subject, that all chartered and incorporated companies, the Bank, the India, Russia, and South Sea Companies, two of the Insurance Companies, and many hospitals and charitable institutions are within its compass. It is obvious that statutes of this sort could never be enforced; and we next come to the only apology ventured to be made for them, namely, that they are annually repealed, and therefore quite harmless, and that Dissenters are very unreasonable in being so discontented, when they are only insulted, not persecuted and ruined. It is always urged that Indemnity Acts pass every year, which render these Acts a dead letter, as in fact public opinion to a certain extent would make them without such indemnities; and the question then is, whether these Indemnity Acts do furnish any complete protection against present mischief, or against what a Dissenter has a right to look for protection from, namely, a persecuting spirit, if it should again arise; whether such a system of legislation by acts annually nullified is creditable and just; and whether a Dissenter has a right, if these Indemnity Acts do virtually protect him from penalty, or annoyance, to complain of holding his liberty by such a charter. Now these Indemnity Acts in the first place do not purport to provide an excuse and indemnity for any but those who have omitted to qualify "through ignorance of the law, absence, ot some unavoidable accident." Here is no provision for the wilful, deliberate, prepense, non-conformist. The indemnity is given by enlarging the time for qualifying; and the person who receives the...show more

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  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 408g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236536878
  • 9781236536877