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Why the Author begins the examination of the political institutions with the
township.—Its existence in all nations.—Difficulty of establishing and preserving
independence.—Its importance.—Why the Author has selected the township
system of ...
The Township of New England is a division which stands between the commune
and the canton of France, and which corresponds in general to the English tithing
, or town. Its average population is from two to three thousand ;✻ so that, on the ...
The assessors rate the township; the collectors receive the rate. A constable is
appointed to keep the peace, to watch the streets, and to forward the execution of
the laws; the town-clerk records all the town votes, orders, grants, births, deaths, ...
If the Stale projects a road, the township cannot refuse to let it cross its territory; if
a police regulation is made by the State, ... I shall have occasion to point out the
means by which the townships are compelled to obey in these dif. ferent cases: I
I have already premised that after having examined the constitution of the
township and the county of New England in detail, ... Townships and a local
activity exist in every State ; but in no part of the confederation is a township to be
met with ...
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The social state of these tribes differed also in many respects from all that was seen in the Old World. They seemed to have multiplied freely in the midst of their deserts, without coming in contact with other races more civilized than their own.