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A HINT TO OUR LEGISLATORS.

TO THE EDITOR. Sir,— When our members can spare a few moments from party wrangling, or from fighting the battles of the “ ins ” and the “outs,” they might perchance be able to bring forward some measures of social reform. A hint is supplied by the following extract from the ‘Graphic’ of June 8 last:—"lt would be a good thing for the community at large, and only bad for the baser sort of attorneys and money-lenders, if all debts (where the creditor voluntarily supplies money and goods on credit) were irrecoverable by any legal process. Of course the law would remain as it is as regards such obligations as rent, taxes, etc. This reform, which has been advocated by many lawyers of distinction, would not affect legitimate credit, but it would substitute cash payment for much of the illegitimate credit which at present causes so much misery and anxiety to all the persons concerned with it.” —I am, etc., Reformer. Dunedin, August 7.

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A HINT TO OUR LEGISLATORS., Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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A HINT TO OUR LEGISLATORS. Issue 7979, 7 August 1889

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