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For the Body may be Maimed or Lamed, by depriving it of a Limb or Member. As cutting off a Leg, or an Arm , putting out an Eye, &c. by a violent Stroke.

And how great Wrong or Mischief this is, those who are so unfortunate as to surfer such Violence, do sensibly experience.

III. There are other Degrees of Injury to the Body: As Wounds and Stripes.

A Man may be neither Killed, nor Lamed, and yet may suffer great Damage in these Two Initances.

The Violence of the Blows may put the Blood into such a Ferment, as may end in a tedious Sickness. Which besides the Pain and Tortures in the mean time, may by the Patient's Confinement, and the Neglect of . i his his Business, occasion great Loss to his Estate. And what Damage this may be , both to him and his Family, is not easy to. be determined.

IV. False Imprisonment is another Wrong to the Body; by depriving it of its Liberty. Which is an Injury too often practised, by Proud Insulting Rich Men, upon their Poor helpless Neighbours.

These are the several Ways, whereby Damage and Wrong may be done to the Body.

let us next Examine , How far Restitution can be made in the forementioned Instances.

How far the Law (which Protects the Body , as well as the Estate) can Demand Restitution, I submit to the Learned in that Faculty to Determine. My Province is only to Examine } What is to be done in ford H 4 Con

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IF the Murther er., who hath 'forfeited his Life to Justice,, {hall escape tlie Sentence of the Law; (which too often happens} He is then to Consider; What Reparation can be made for so Heinous a Crime?

Indeed, to the Person Mur-i thered, no Restitution can ties made.- Murther being one of those Injuries which can never be Repaired. .-. , .-„. * .?:

But yet to his Family and his Dependants , some Reparation may be made, Cm

If the Life, of the Person killed was a Support to his Family: j If his Family was Maintained by his Profession, or his Trade: Especially 5 if it wagt so Poor,


as to be provided with Bread by his Day-Labour; then the Murtherer is obliged ( as far as he can) to give Support and Relief to such a Family so impoverished , in proportion to what they did receive by his Labour, who was so violently taken from Them.

II. Of Restitution for Wounds and Blows.

HE who Wounds a Man , ( much more if he Lames him, and deprives him of a Limb') is not only obliged to pay the Cure, but also to make Reparation to him and his Family, for his Disability to follow his Calling. Especially , if by the Management of his Calling, He and His had their Livelihood and Subsistence.

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III. Of Restitution for False

TH E Person so Confined , is not only to be Restored to his Liberty; but also Satisfaction is to be made to him, for the Damage and Loss he hath sustained, either in his Reputation or Estate, by such Imprisonment.

Of Injuries done to bur Neigh-
bour s Estate.

THat I may deal faithfully with the Sick Man , and may give him sound Direction; I must not limit the word Estate, to his Rents, his Money, and his Goods; but must take the word Estate as the fame with Possession, so as to comprehend his Wife and Children: Who are doubtless


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