He endeavoured to enforce celibacy upon the secular clergy.
According to law military service is obligatory, but the government has been unable to enforce it.
The treasury was empty, the Boers refused to pay their taxes, and there was no power to enforce them.
Under these acts a right of reentry or forfeiture is not to be enforceable unless and until the lessor has served on the lessee a written notice specifying the breach of covenant or condition complained of, and requiring him to remedy it or make compensation, and this demand has not within a reasonable time been complied with; and when a lessor is proceeding to enforce such a right the court may, if it think fit, grant relief to the lessee.
All attempts to enforce the British commercial regulations were ineffectual.