The different systems of penal codes in Europe: also, a report on the administrative changes in France, since the revolution of 1848 (Google eBook)

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B. Tucker, Senate Printer, 1854 - Criminal law - 404 pages
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Page 188 - France, whether citizen or foreigner, has paid, in place of any tax on his personal property, a tax on his rent or rental, which in 1867-'8 was fixed by law at one-twentieth part of the rent paid by each resident, but only for the portion of the building which serves as a residence. If the individual resides in his own house, he pays the amount which would be payable if the apartment he occupies were let to a tenant.* ALEXANDER HAMILTON'S VIEWS IN RESPECT TO TAXATION. It is not generally known, furthermore,...
Page 3 - To the Senate of the United States : I transmit a report from the Secretary of State, with accompanying papers, in answer to the resolution of the Senate of yesterday. FRANKLIN PIERCE. 'WASHINGTON, February 29, 1856. To the President of the United States...
Page 62 - ... upon demand by the injured party. Not content with making prosecution a public duty as well as a private right, German law fixed a legal duty on private individuals, concurrent with that of the police officers, to inform against a felony. The Prussian Penal Code of 1851 stipulated that whoever had received notice of a project of high treason, counterfeiting of money, murder, robbery, kidnapping, or a crime dangerous to the life of man, when the hindering of the same is still possible and fails...
Page 122 - criminal attempt is a direct commencement of execution, by external acts, the realization of •which is hindered by causes independent of the will of the author.
Page 386 - Augsburg. 10. There shall be a seminary at Geneva for the instruction of the ministers of the reformed churches. 11. The professors of all the academies or seminaries shall be appointed by the First Consul. 12. No one...
Page 28 - ... and the quantum of the punishment, in certain cases designated by the law, are augmented. In other words, in case of complicity, the participation in the case of each individual is examined separately, and the fact of the co-operation of several is regarded as accidental and without influence. In case of complot this distinction of the particular participation is not established, and the fact of the association or conspiracy is alone the ground of the punishment. In the Code Penal, complot, in...
Page 32 - Instead of civil degradation and banishment, he is condemned to confinement iu a house of correction for from one to five years. A child under sixteen years of age, and having no accomplices older than himself, who is accused of a crime other than that which the law punishes...
Page 367 - Quai des Orfevres. — The prefect gives audiences at 2 o'clock on Tuesdays, and on other days from 11 to 12. His authority extends over the whole of the department of the Seine, the parishes of St. Cloud, Sevres, and Meudon, in the department of the Seine and Oise, and the market of Poissy, in the same department. He exercises his functions under the immediate authority of the ministers. The bureaux for general affairs are open daily, from 9 till 4. The .bureau de surete is opened constantly by...
Page 386 - There shall be two academies or seminaries in the East of France for the instruction of ministers of the confession of Augsburg. 10. There shall be a seminary at Geneva for the instruC' tion of the ministers of the reformed churches.
Page 4 - ... post-office orders, with the view to facilitate the transmission- of small sums of money between our own and other countries. and the revision of the public statutes. This last resolution was as follows : — " That the Committee on the Judiciary be directed to consider the expediency of providing by law for the appointment of a commissioner to revise the public statutes of the United States ; to simplify their language ; to correct their incongruities; to supply their deficiencies; to arrange...

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