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Simple afflictive Punishments

The two last punishments are in use sometimes used in England:
but they are however but little known, being confined
to the Military departments.

In these the effect is still produced by the mechanical
powers of the instrument. It acts
operates by weight. But it is the body of the patient
that is made to bear act upon the instrument.

Drenching (as it may be called) is a another mode of producing pain
practised in the Civil Law for the purpose of
torture. See Causes Celebres It is performed by tying a wet cloth
over the mouth and nostrils of the patient. The
cloth being kept constantly supplied with water,
as he is obliged as he takes air into his
lungs for the purpose of respiration, to take water
into his stomach. Th By this means the
stomach is distended to such a measure degree
as to alter the whole figure made a remarkable alteration in him in point
of figure. This we may observe is a kind of racking
practised upon the inside of the stomach. It
is known in this country chiefly by it's having
been practised by the Dutch upon the English in the
famous transaction of Amboyna.

The Strappada is a punishment, in which the patient
by means of an engine like a crane, is
hoisted up by the arms to a considerable heighth
above the ground, and then suddenly let fall again,
so but


Identifier: | JB/159/144/004
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Date_1

Marginal Summary Numbering

1-8

Box

159

Main Headings

punishment

Folio number

144

Info in main headings field

simple afflictive punishments

Image

004

Titles

note / text

Category

text sheet

Number of Pages

4

Recto/Verso

recto

Page Numbering

f5 / f6 / f7 / f8

Penner

jeremy bentham

Watermarks

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

Marginals

jeremy bentham

Paper Producer

caroline vernon

Corrections

Paper Produced in Year

Notes public

ID Number

53967

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