New York: J.A. Fraetas, Printer, 1846. 10, [2 blanks] pp. Original printed blue wrappers, stitched. Light wear. Signed in type at the end, "Councillarius." Very Good.
OCLC attributes authorship to James Gordon Bennett, editor and publisher of the New York Herald. For New York's upcoming constitutional convention, the author urges that insolvent debtors be treated with greater leniency. He advocates a bankruptcy procedure which permits the debtor to carry on his business, "provided this can be done with a proper regard to the safety of his creditors." A jury trial to resolve conflicts would produce more equitable results than procedures under current law. The author also urges pre-litigation settlement procedures.
He closes his essay with a warning: "Our laws and their application need remodeling to suit the advancing intelligence of the age, but let the innovators beware how they entrust the blacksmith to mend a watch, or a politician to establish a code of morality."
AI 46-3343 . OCLC 183350611 , 43886752  [as of June 2013]. Not in Cohen. Item #30252