But by what I have gathered from your own relation, and the answers I have with much pains wrung and extorted from you, I cannot but conclude the bulk of your natives to be the most pernicious race of little odious vermin that nature ever suffered to crawl upon the surface of the earth.
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Dishonest officials undermine faith in government through extortion of fees for performing their sworn duty.
She received an extortion note threatening to harm her children if she did not hand over $100,000.