Present State of the Debtor and Creditor Law, an Essay on the Effects of Imprisonment

Present State of the Debtor and Creditor Law, an Essay on the Effects of Imprisonment

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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. 1812 edition. Excerpt: ... the society "annually, and obtain relief, is on the aver"age about 800, that the investigation is very ' minute, and that any attempt to misrepre"sent a case, will preclude the prisoner from ever receiving any benefit from the society; ' that the creditor seldom gets the costs of "suit; that the individuals who apply are ge"nerally incapable of making any compo sition with the creditor out of their own "means, and that in such cases the hopes of "the creditor would have been defeated un"less for the interposition of the society.--# That the compositions paid to creditors by 4' the society are in general small in comparison' "to the debt, as the plan of the charity is not "to exceed 10/. to any one prisoner/' On-, the late happy occasion of his most gracious Majesty King George the Third entering into the 50th year of his most glorious reign, and also on his completing it, a very large subscription was raised for the relief of confined debtors, which afforded a very extensive temporary release, and a considerable surplus of the moneys collected was added to the fund of the society for permanent benefit.--On the same occasion, it pleased our beloved Sovereign to grant release to the greater part of crown debtors and pardon to many criminals.--And applications were made from several prisoners for debt in different gaols for similar relief, but it was found that his Majesty's prerogative does not extend to discharge the debtors of his subjects.--Legislative interference therefore alone can rescue them from oppression.--And from the reasoning in the Report it appears that such a conviction is produced as will render temporary expedients needless, as they are but tacit admissions of more

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