ABSTRACT

After discovering the advantages of tillage and cultivation, which would supply food, for themselves and provender for their cattle, each family having plenty of materials, would inclose their little domain, and consider it private property, and the law of trespass would commence. The law of meum et tuum, or mine and thine, was enacted, has been the basis of all the systems, governments, and institutions that have been established in the world, and is the chief cause of the wars and despotism which have afflicted mankind.