A Treatise on the Police of the Metropolis

Containing a Detail of the Various Crimes and Misdemeanors by which Public and Private Property and Security are, at Present, Injured and Endangered: and Suggesting Remedies for their Prevention

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Published: 1800
Language: English
Wordcount: 171,145 / 552 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 57.7
LoC Category: HV
Downloads: 418
Added to site: 2011.10.04
mnybks.net#: 30843
Genre: Politics

The sixth edition, corrected and considerably enlarged.

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all hopes of Royal Mercy.--Petty Forgeries have, however, encreased.--The qualifications of a Cheat, Swindler and Gambler.--The Common and Statute Law applicable to Offences of this nature, explained.--Eighteen different classes of Cheats and Swindlers, and the various tricks and devices they pursue.--Remedies proposed. 110

CHAP. VI.

ON GAMING AND THE LOTTERY.

The great anxiety of the Legislature to suppress these Evils, which are however encouraged by high sounding names, whose houses are opened for purposes odious and unlawful.--The civil Magistrate called upon to suppress such mischiefs.--The danger arising from such Seminaries.--The evil tendency of such examples to Servants and others.--A particular statement of the proceedings of a confederacy of Persons who have set up Gaming-Houses as regular Partnership-Concerns, and of the Evils resulting therefrom.--Of Lottery Insurers of the higher class.--Of Lottery Offices opened for Insurance.--Proposed Remedies.--Three Plans for d

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