Analysis of Arthur Young's Travels in France

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DEPARTMENT OF GOVERNMENT, HISTORY AND JUSTICE

CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY

ANALYSIS OF ARTHUR YOUNG’S TRAVELS IN FRANCE

BY

DANIELLE KING

Submitted to Professor Ocana

in partial fulfillment of the requirements for

Western Civilization 112

November 3, 2010

Arthur Young was born on September 11, 1741 in Bradfield, a village in Suffolk, England. After he dropped out of school and acquired a job in a mercantile house, for which he was not suited for, Young began his writing career at the age of seventeen. He was much more inclined to write than work in a more commercial capacity as he later became a great English agriculture writer. Although Young was such a fantastic agriculture writer he is most known for his social and
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The first time they are sentenced with a very small fine and the second time a slightly larger fine. The husband is responsible for the fine. The third time they are flogged and permanently put out of the kingdom. The next law says that the child smugglers are treated the same as the women with both parents held liable for the fine. After the common people of the kingdom, the nobles are mentioned. If nobles are caught, their titles and estates are taken away from them. No fine or jail time is necessary for the same crime that common people could be put to death for. The last law in this excerpt discusses what Young thinks is the salt or revenue employee that smuggles on the side. This person would be sentenced to death. If this employee steals or transports the stolen salt they would be hung. This is the only law listed that describes a particular kind of death showing how important they felt this crime was.

The final major issue Arthur Young found with the French during his journey through the kingdom was with the lack of justice in the court system. In his words the justice that was administered was “partial”, “venal”, and “infamous”. (Young) He goes on to say that after conversing with numerous men in several different areas around France all of them felt as if the legal system needed serious reform, as equal justice under the law was completely impossible due to widespread

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