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PATERNOSTER ROW.

1809,

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PREFACE.

In examining the opinions of different authors upon capital punishments, various questions present themselves to our consideration.

1. Upon what principle is the punishment of death inflicted ?

2. Upon what authority is the punishment of death inflicted ?

3. What are the effects of the punishment of death?

4. What are the sentiments of eminent men ?

5. What are the laws of other countries?

6. Supposing the punishment of death to be expedient, for what offences ought it to be inflicted ?

7. Supposing the punishment of death not to be expedient, can any, and what remedies, be suggested ?

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