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In the absence of virtue, afflictions are needful to keep
man within bounds. These chastise for obedience
mony, love and general happiness.
happiness of the human race far greater than any
other monarch ever possessed. The primary cause of
the unhappiness of man, exhibited by history as well as
by our own experience. Obviously the intention of the
Almighty Father, that man at all times should have
been as happy as was consistent with the more im-
portant interests of his soul ; shown by history, and by
an appeal to man's own feelings. This sentiment by
no means weakened by the fact that the benevolent
Author of Creation has stamped this fiat on the cir-
cumstance of man, that his propriety shall have a
perpetual tendency to promote his prosperity and his
virtue his happiness
Improvidence a main cause of pecuniary distress ...
Some parts of our legal institutions an unfathomable
guagmire, impossibility of making them available for
prompt usefulness; but if Legislators will cling to a
in theory and outwitted in practice
ments of criminal law promotive of the vices they
profess to combat.
mum of punishment to each class adapted to the
mischievous tendency of the crime, the malevolent
nature of it, and the real probability of useful warning
to the offender or others.
An efficient magistracy, accountable for all their conduct
as such to a superior body, to sit periodically.
A police whose remuneration should always stand in
the inverse ratio of the number of crimes committed,
their magnitude and atrocity.
A strict injunction in the legal code to magistrates,
judges and juries, neither to introduce or admit of
any extraneous matter or legal nonsense, nor to per-
the second offence on one cause, he
That our civil code is also saturated with absurdity and
oppression very unfavourable to justice, and pro-
to individuals and families.
The effects of rational simple laws, rationally and
simply administered, would convince the thieves
Suggestions for a Civil Code - Districts established for
the tangibility of an effective police and magistracy