A Protest against Law Taxes

Jeremy Bentham

Footnote #07
What became of the money?

It would be curious enough to know what profit the Treasury my have drawn from that time to the present, from so extraordinary a fund: certainly, not enough to pay the salary of one of the Lords Commissioners: probably not enough to pay that of his valet-de-chambre.

These are busy statutes. By the prohibition and sale of justice they run counter to Magna Charta;---by the prohibition of mercy, they break the coronation oath. [By 58 Geo. III. c. 29, (23d May, 1818), the expenses connected with pardons are no longer to be paid by the persons pardoned, but by the Treasury.---Ed.]

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A Protest against Law Taxes