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1883 Excerpt: ...one of the mo, t binding duties of the State in
all civilized countries. "In order to remedy this lamentable
neglect and to comply at last with the prescription of the royal
order named, and in order to avoid frequent and serious conflicts
between the ecclesiastical and civil authorities; in conformity at
the same time with the spirit and letter of the eleventh article of
the Constitution, His Majesty, the King, whom God preserve, has
thought it well to order all the town councils whose population
exceeds six hundred householders, and to those who without
attaining to this number, are the seat of a court: That in
conformity with the spirit and disposition of the law of the 29th
of April, 1855, the existing cemeteries be enlarged, enclosing land
in the neighborhood which may be considered necessary, with a wall
like that of the present cemetery, with an entrance independent of
the former cemetery. The town councils and dissenting religious
bodies, which, having the means, desire to construct special
cemeteries, are at liberty to do so, subject to the present laws
concerning health and drainjge, alter having applied for the
official permission." This is the substance of the law. It is true,
that this circular does not solve the important question of the
civil cemeteries, but it prepares the way to do so. It is to be
hoped, at least, that for the present the painful and often
repugnant conflicts as to the bodies of those who do not die within
the pale of the official church, will cease; that is to say, in
case--as a journal well remarks--that the officials carry out the
royal order and do not act on the ancient saw: "We obey but we do
not carry out." We believe that there is reason for the doubt, but,
on the other hand, this royal order is c...
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• American And Foreign Union
||246 x 189 x 9mm (L x W x T)
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