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Again, after making such a big hole in the laws by juggling with words, he adds: “the Commissioners1 are required to put the question whensoever any debtor wishes to nominate sureties,” for right through his law he thinks it his business to rescue the criminal who has been convicted in this court. By allowing the nomination of sureties to take place at the pleasure of the delinquent, he puts it into his power never to pay, and never to go to prison.

1 See Dem. 24.22 above.

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