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subject. By the due execution of this law,” (says he, speaking of the View of Frankpledge, in his comment on Magna Charta, p. 73, 2nd Inst.,) " such peace" (whereof this chapter speaketh) “ was universally holden within this realme, as no injuries, homicides, robberies, thefts, riots, tumults or other offences, were committed ; so as a man with a white wand might safely have ridden, before the conquest, with much money about him, without any weapon, throughout England; and one saith truly, conjectura est, eaque non levis, haud ita multis scatuisse prisca tempora sceleribus, quippe quibus rapinæ, furto, cædi, plurimisque aliis sceleribus mulctæ imponebantur pecuniariæ, cum hiis hac nostra tempestate, nos omnibus merito capitis pænam irrogamus," &c., 2nd Inst. p. 73.
- Mos retinendus est fidelissimæ vetustatis," 4 co. 78.
Old Jewry, July 27, 1784,
A PROPOSAL FOR A SETTLEMENT ON THE COAST OF
AN EASY AND PRACTICABLE PLAN FOR LAYING OUT
SETTLEMENTS ON UNCULTIVATED LANDS, ETC.
BY THE LATE
GRANVILLE SHARP, ESQ.
EDITED, WITH PRELIMINARY REMARKS,
BY J. I. BURN.
The two following tracts may be found useful, probably, as furnishing most valuable matter for consideration in modern colonization. The principles are sound, the modes pointed out by the author practicable, and such as are likely to be attended with the best results. It may not be ill-timed, however, to offer a running commentary thereon, and to suggest some hints that will very much improve the present plans of peopling a new settlement. To make the hints more specific, I shall take leave to apply them to the plans already afloat in New Brunswick, and shew how the objects in view may be greatly facilitated by adverting to a new class of occupiers, who may not only be found readily enough, but who, when found, may be still more easily retained as colonists.
There is a great inducement held out to labourers who emigrate of higher wages and greater comforts than the same class can enjoy, or at any rate do enjoy, at home. The inducement is a just and proper one, and the parties are not deceived and disappointed. Better wages are offered, more actual comforts are enjoyed,