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1835. Excerpt: ... THE propensities of one whom neither conscience
nor sympathy restrains. A great deal more might be said, to shew
the absurdity, the inconsistency, and the pernicious tendency of
this institute, as a statute remaining of force. But unfortunately
this word. marriage, by some means of other is master of so many
unpleasant and offensive associations in the minds of the
commonalty, and the subject has become so disgustful to them, that
they will bear but a very few words upon it at one time. Let it
suffice that I just mentioned this as one of those statutes which
ought not to be found on the books of an enlightened free people. '
NUMBER VIII., Banks and Monopoly. Besides those Which have been
mentioned, we shall find in every state enactments no less
exceptionable, no less hostile to equal rights, no less
circumscriptive of rational liberty, no less partial in the
attribution of privileges--such as are those which incorporate
banking companies; manufacturing companies, trading companies, land
companies, bridge companies, road companies, canal companies,
&c. What is held by these last, is of the nature of a bank,
which privileges them to issue notes and bills of credit redeemable
with nothing but what may remain of their joint stock in treasury
Because certain individuals happen to be rich, (by what means no
matter;) happen to be avaricious, happen to be ambitious enough to
aspire at pre-eminence in power and splendor, --it is of
importanc& worthy of modern legislation to license them to live
in idleness and luxury upon the profits they may draw from the
labor of others whose wages are reduced to the lowest term, or from
the service of machine ry (which none but Rich can procure, ) which
supersedes human labor, and throws thousands of poor out of
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