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AMERICA

COMPARED WITH ENGLAND.

THE RESPECTIVE SOCIAL EFFECTS OF THE AMERICAN
AND ENGLISH SYSTEMS OF GOVERNMENT

AND LEGISLATION;

AND

THE MISSION OF DEMOCRACY.

"LIBERTY, EQUALITY, FRATERNITY.

LONDON:
EFFINGHAM WILSON, ROYAL EXCHANGE.

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II. Small Debts, how recovered until lately—The new County Courts com-

pared with American Inferior Courts-English and American Chancery

Courts compared-English Ecclesiastical Courts-Divorces, how ob-

tained in England and America. . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

III. Administration of Justice in Criminal Cases in America-Public Prose-

cutors—Convictions for Petty Offences in England; Rigour of the Law;

Heavy Costs—Treatment of Prisoners in America and England-Effects

of the system of administering Justice upon the character of the people

-Defects in the American Judiciary Systems · · · · · · · ·

IV. Proposed Judiciary System for England . . . . . . . . . .

V. Codification—Social results of Law Reform-The Offices attached to the

English Courts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

VI. American Law of Debtor and Creditor; Property exempted from Execution

-Practical Exemption of Land from Execution in England-Distraints

for Rent . ·
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CHAPTER VI.

THE ADMINISTRATION OF JUSTICE IN AMERICA AND ENGLAND COMPARED

(CONTINUED).

I. Salaries of English and American Judges compared–The Officers of the

American and English Courts compared . . . . . . . . . . 59

II. The Exclusive Privileges of Attorneys, Conveyancers, and Barristers—The

late Constitution of New York on this subject-English and American

Lawyers compared . . . . . . . . . . . . .

III. The English Chancery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

IV. How the due performance of the Duties of Executors, Trustees, &c., is

secured in America-Law of Lunacy . . . . . . . . . . .

V. The Boasting of English Writers on the Administration of Justice-Poli-

tical Addresses of the Judges . . . . . . . . . . . . .

VI. Administration of Justice in Ireland . . . . . . . . . . .

VII. Law Reforms proposed by Lord Brougham—Their Insufficiency . . .

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