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6 Apr. 1802
Dispensing power

When his in 1766, his present Majesty by the advice of his Ministers
of that day took upon him to suspend certain of the
laws of Parliament relative to the subsistence of the
people, there was existed not perhaps the smallest doubt
perhaps in any one human breast about the nature
of the motive in to which that illegal exercise of executive
power owed its rise: and that not only in
the instance of his Majesty who wa who exercised the act by whose authority
the act was exercise, but in the instance of
the Ministers who advised it. It was that sort
of motive the purity and laudability of which
is still more universally recognized than that of
the one just mentioned: it was public spirit, it
was the motive of benevolence, acting upon a scale
of wide extent – a national scale.

Yet even this motive would not have been
sufficient to exempt his Majesty's Ministers from
the charge of criminality – high and punishable criminality
if that sort of criminal consciousness
had been present which indeed in fact was not present
but of which the presence might easily and
clearly enough have been conceived.

The plea urged on their behalf – and on the
ground of which the act of indemnity in their
favour was passed, was – that in doing what
they did, they did neither more nor less than what
in


Identifier: | JB/121/350/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 121.

Date_1

1802-04-06

Marginal Summary Numbering

Not numbered

Box

121

Main Headings

Panopticon

Folio number

350

Info in main headings field

Dispensing power

Image

001

Titles

Category

Text sheet

Number of Pages

1

Recto/Verso

"Recto" is not in the list (recto, verso) of allowed values for the "Rectoverso" property.

Page Numbering

D2

Penner

Watermarks

1800

Marginals

Jeremy Bentham

Paper Producer

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

1800

Notes public

ID Number

001

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