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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 14

32.—Coke, Noy, and Blackstone approve the Rent-charge

32.—Coke, Noy, and Blackstone approve the Rent-charge.

To the statement already given of the plans for the commutation of the feudal services, sanctioned by the authority of the Lord Chief Justice Coke, and Mr. Attorney-General Noy h, it may here be added that Mr. Justice Blackstone has characterized the proposal of an annual rent-charge, or fee-farm rent, as "an expedient seemingly much better than the hereditary excise, which was afterwards made the principal equivalent for those concessions" i.

i 2 Blackst., Comm., 77.