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The order for relief is
Judges; who are to make
given by the district returns annually to
Parliament and the Government is to send them periodically an account, for their direction, of the employment furnished for the destitute poor of both sexes, who are equal to labour; and the judges will issue their orders accordingly-always giving preference however to work nearest the district of the parties applying for relief.
Complaints respecting treatment by those farmed and by those in Government employ, to be made to the judges of the district, who in this case are never to decide without a jury—the ver dict of the jury settles the question.
Medical attendance upon those farmed is to be always at their place of residence; at the expence of the country; and the charge in this instance, to be fixed by law: also the burial of the above to be at the charge of the State.
Again, if a person is taken suddenly ill in a town, village, or on the high road, be the individual who he may that is destitute, or wherever be his District, the nearest judge at any hour must give an order for his reception, and medical attendance, at a cottage or house near; and if the
tenant refuse to receive him, he is finable, and another order is furnished--but with the consent of the judge the patient may afterwards be removed, if such removal does not endanger his life.
National Police and Constables.
The armed constituency is the Police of the Kingdom; and they are to act in this capacity under their officers and without pay: on duty they are to wear the regimental dress and arms, and the cavalry to be mounted.
Further, in this service are to be associated with them, all electors not having any natural impediment; such as are under the military age to carry staves-those who are above this have been exercised, are to appear in arms.
The Police force relieves each other in accordance with such a plan as will require the whole to be on duty in the course of the half year, and individually engaged in it one day and two nights during that period: so that the number acting by night will always double the amount by day The arrangement may be as follows, the entire
force divided by two gives half for the first quarter, and the remaining half for the second: this again divided by three, gives so many for the first second and third month of the quarter; these divided by four shew the weekly police, by seven the daily; which last multiplied by two declares the force during night.
If by day this body is insufficient, they are authorized to demand the instant aid of as many Electors as are requisite; if unequal to any emergency by night, they are warranted by beat of Drum to call out the police force of the month; if these are inadequate, by sound of trumpet they summon the immediate attendance of the force for the quarter; and being still unequal, the trumpet sounded again, after a short interval brings out the entire constituency able to serve.
When these are too weak for the requirement as in the event of sudden invasion of a foreign enemy, &c. they are to advertize the neighbouring Districts, and the country in general, by courier, and telegraph; (lighted telegraphs for nightly use are recommended,) and are to retire upon the force nearest; always moving towards the military rendezvous of the Division and
there to act as the superior officers may judge advisable.
Each Judge is to have one and only one Constable to execute his orders: he is not to go with arms or in regimentals; the appointment is with the Judge; and his will limits the term of servitude-the salary is paid by the State.
These Constables are to confine themselves altogether to the orders of the Judge; and in obeying them are empowered to call for the assistance of the Police on duty in every District, where their office leads them.
Laws respecting Marriage, Births and Burials.
The State knows nothing of Marriage, as an ecclesiastical institution, or a religious observance, and regards it simply in the light of a civil compact.
Marriage is legal when a license is granted by the District Judge, upon the application of both parties desirous of being united-the individuals being of adult age and previously resident in the District six months-and bringing forward two house-holders of the same locality, being Electors
who shall pledge themselves that no legal impediment exists to the union. If the parties are minors the parents or relatives of each shall testify their assent before the Judge.
The license must be registered by the person who grants it, with the signatures of the individuals married, and of the witnesses above named -and the license then, in the eye of the law is their Marriage; though the couple are at perfect liberty afterwards, to have it performed religiously as they may think proper.
A previous notice of intention to marry must be given in writing to the Judge four weeks before the license-which notice is to be placed on the Doors of the District Hall-and any person knowing just cause why the license should not be granted is to discover it personally to the Judge, when the parties come to be united.
A licence, cannot be refused if the forms of the law are complied with, and no legal hindrance is shewn; otherwise the licence must be withheld.
Polygamy or a plurality of wives, is allowed with certain restrictions, as follow, the consent of the first wife or if she refuse her consent, a separate provision for her according to the station