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it is very I imagine very true: and it
is equally true with respect to every other kind
of punishment. It is very true that a man men
in general
does not like to suffer the punishment of be punished with death, and
if it depended upon their consent they had their chance, would not
be punished in that manner. It is equally true
that men in general do not like to be punished
at all, and if it depended on their consent
would not be punished in any other whate manner
whatever

If the meaning be that no man ever consented has ever given such
consent
previously to the passing of a Law to that
effect it is neither universally true, nor if it
were could it be any thing to the purpose.

In England Great Britain for example it is not true. It
is Death for example to forge a Deed. Now
A Law to this effect was passed in the late last
reign in the usual way by King Lords
& Commons. Now of the Lords and Commons every man who
voted in favour of this Law every man gave consent to
their his suffering this punishment of death in
case of his committing such a Forgery.

But if it were true, ? what would it prove?
just nothing, unless upon the supposition that
every government that ever subsisted subsists or by possibility
ever can subsist will have been unlawful. It is
not lawful, says the argument, to put inflict the
punishment


Identifier: | JB/159/138/001
"JB/" can not be assigned to a declared number type with value 159.

Date_1

Marginal Summary Numbering

not numbered

Box

159

Main Headings

punishment

Folio number

138

Info in main headings field

popularity

Image

001

Titles

Category

text sheet

Number of Pages

4

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

f9 / f10 / f11 / f12

Penner

jeremy bentham

Watermarks

[[watermarks::l v g propatria [britannia motif]]]

Marginals

jeremy bentham

Paper Producer

caroline vernon

Corrections

jeremy bentham

Paper Produced in Year

Notes public

ID Number

53961

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