The London Chronicle Volume 1

The London Chronicle 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. 1757 edition. Excerpt: ...the Offender or Offenders, or the major Part of them, had his or their last Residence for the Space of three Months before the Offence; to be raised upon such Hundred, or other like Division, in the same Manner as County Money is usually raised 5 but to be repaid to the several Persons charged, in due Proportions, out of the County Stock, or by a County Rate within two Years, if within that Time the Offender shall be apprehended and convicted by the Means of the Sufferer, or of any Person charged to the making good his Lose, hut not otherwise. Sanguinary Punishments are very little agreeable to my Temper and Judgment: I am theresore the more earnest in recommending these Provisions, as I am persuaded they will make the Instances of them in this Case extremely rare, if not wholly prevent them. The usual Motives to violent and desperate Actions, in at least the Contrivers and Ringleaders of them, are Resentment and Revenge on the account of some real or supposed Injury. Mischief, which cannot be done without infinite Danger, is seldom done at all for mere Mischief Sake. The most malicious Man living will hardly think of satiating his Malice upon another, by only doing him a Damage, which he know will be compensated in a Month, no more than he, that owes me a great Revenge, will think of taking it by setting my House on Fire, when he sees it is insured. As one Part of these Provisions in the Law will cut off all Motives to the Offence, Ib the other will take away all Hopes of escaping Punishment from the Offenders, who can expect no Connivance ot Concealment, having railed to themselves as many Enemies around them interested in their Punishment, as they have brought into Expence by their Crime. It is-not indeed credible that a Law enacted on more

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  • Paperback | 990 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 50mm | 1,728g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236529006
  • 9781236529008