A Treatise on the Law of Corporations
by Stewart Kyd (9780217156233)

A Treatise on the Law of Corporations
Stewart Kyd
Release Date: 10 December 0140
Format: Paperback
Pages: 136
Category: Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice
ISBN: 9780217156233
ISBN-10: 0217156231

Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: INTRODUCTION. -f Rom the eftablifhment of civil fociety and political government, not only the individual acquires rights, and becomes fubject to duties, which can exift only in confequence of that eftablifhment; but collective bodies of men come to feel a common interefr, acquire a common property, become fubject to common burthens and common duties, aflume a known character and defcription, and become objects of political regulation. Some of thefe communities arife from the divifion of the country into diftricts for the fake of local government, or a more convenient fyftem of police, whether fuch divifion takes place in confequence of a preconcerted plan, or from the progreffive operation of natural and political caufes; fuch, in England, are the political divifions of the country into counties, hundreds, liberties, manors, and parifhes, and fome other lefs common divifions. Other communities are naturally formed from the concourfe of confiderable numbers of men into B one one place, from whence arife cities and towns; and others 'are eftablifhed from a fimilarity of purfuit in many individuals, whether collected into one place, or difperfed over diflerent parts of the country. Among the inftitutions of almoft all the Hates of modern Europe, but among none more than thofe of England, many of thefe collective bodies of men, under the names of bodies politic, bodies corporate, or corporations, make a confpicuous figure. At their firft introduction, they were little more than an improvement on the communities which had grown up imperceptibly, without any pofitive inftitution; and, for a confiderable period, the fhade which feparated the one from the other, was of a touch fo delicate as to require the moft minute attention, and the moft difcerning eye, to dif- tinguif...

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