The Frederician code: or, A body of law for the dominions of the King of Prussia. Founded on reason, and the constitutions of the country
Printed by A. Donaldson and J. Reid for J. Richardson, London, and A. Donaldson, Edinburgh, 1761 - Civil law
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Page 17 - ... institutions. By the 12th section it is declared,—" As our subjects of the C'atholic religion are, by virtue of the treaty of Westphalia, to be judged according to their principles in matters of faith, we preserve the canon law in its full force, as far as it is necessary for that purpose ; but we abrogate it, in all civil affairs, excepting only what concerns the offices and dignities of chapters, with the rights belonging to them, and whatever regards tytnes, which we order to be decided...
Page 21 - Code (part 1, bk. 1, tit. 2, § 27), justice consists simply in letting every one enjoy the rights which * he has acquired in virtue of the laws. And, as this definition includes all the other rules of right, there is properly but one single general rule of right, namely, give every one his own.
Page 17 - It may perhaps be allowable here to introduce some extracts from the letters on Silesia, written during a tour through that country, in the year 1800-1, by John Quincy Adams, then "minister plenipotentiary from the United...
Page 37 - Hence it follows, judging by the sole light of reason, that the husband is master of his own household, and head of the family. And as the wife enters into it of her own accord, she is in some measure subject to his power.
Page 39 - ... ratify what he does. 3.) The wife hath the power of her hufband's body, who cannot refufe to pay her the conjugal duty, when he is not prevented by ficknefs or other accidents.
Page xv - ... from their clients all the information neceflary for fetting the matter in a true light, and enabling the judges to give a juft deciiion.
Page xx - Judicial alls arc all thofe matters which relate to judicial proceedings ; and being reduced into writing by a public notary, are recorded by the authority of the judge.