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PRACTICAL TREATISE

ON

SHERIFF LAW;

CONTAINING
UNdER THE

NEW IMPRISONMENT FOR DEBT BILL:

ALSO,

INTERPLEADER ACT, REFORM ACT, CORONER'S ACT, &c.

RETURNS, BILLS OF SALE, BONDS OF INDEMNITY,

&c. &c. &c.

BY

GEORGE ATKINSON, ESQ.

OF THE INNER TEMPLE, SPECIAL PLEAdER.

- Quaeritur, ut crescunt tot magna volumina legis 1
In promptu causa est, crescit in orbe dolus."

Twyne's Co. 3 Pep. 80.

LONDON:

WILLIAM CROFTS,

19, CHANCERY LANE.

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TO

SIR GEORGE MUSGRAVE, BART.

EDENHALL, CUMBERLAND,

ClJMi Work
IS INSCRIBED

BY

HIS OBLIGED FRIEND.

ORDER OF ARRANGEMENT.

CHAP. I. Appointment, &c. Of, pages 1—65

1. High Sheriff

2. Under-sheriff

3. Bailiffs

4. Deputies, &c.

II. Judicial Duties, 65—217

1. Tourn

2. County Court

3. Election of Coroner

4. Election of Knights of the Shire, &c.

III. Ministerial Duties (juries, &c.) In Courts Of, 217—252

1. Assize

2. Sessions

IV. Execution Of Writs, 252—358

1. Dower

2. Quare impedit

3. Ejectment

4. Accedas ad curiam

5. Habeas corpus

6. De lunatico inquirendo

7. Ne exeat regno

8. Capias

9. Ca. sa.

10. Fi. fa.

11. Elegit

12. Extent

V. Actions Against High Sheriff, 358—418
VI. Actions By High Sheriff, 418—424
VII. Conservator Pacis, 424—425
VIII. Accounts, 425—437

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