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Lewis, Enoch:

OBSERVATIONS ON LEGAL AND JUDICIAL OATHS; INCLUDING A BRIEF NOTICE OF THE MEASURES OF THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT FOR THE ABOLITION OF UNNECESSARY OATHS.

Rakestraw, Philadelphia: 1848 16pp, dbd, some dustsoil and light wear, Good+. As God, being Omniscient, takes "notice of our words," the modern oath profanes "the sacred Name." Is not calling upon God "to witness the truth of our declarations, even when they are sincerely and unequivocally true, taking his name in vain?" Lewis reviews "the numerous trifling, not to say frivolous occasions on which oaths are legally required" and concludes that they "inevitably impair, if not totally annihilate, the sense of reverence..." Lewis lists the 'Measures of the British Government for the Abolition of Unnecessary Oaths.' The piece was first issued by Rakestraw in 1846. 330 NUC 0319886 [6]. BEAL 5084. Not in Marke, Harv. Law Cat., Decker, Eberstadt.


Book Id: 12805

Price: $150.00

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