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Page 35 G. 3. c. 102. s. 1, 2. Weights

and Measures - 1170—1172 JGG. 3. c. 6. s. 12, 13. Forgery

(Excise) - - 837,838

c. 7- Treason - 1059

c. 40. s. 13. Smuggling 806

37 G. 3. c. 70. Seducing Soldiers

and Seamen - - 911

c. 123. Oaths (unlawful)

653—C55

c. 140. Naval Courts

Martial - - 626—630

c. 143. Weights and Measures - 1170.1173—1175

38 G. 3. c. 48. s. 1, 2. 4. Treason

1070, 1071

39 G. 3. c. 37. s. 1, 2. Piracy 709

c. 45. Burning in the

Hand - - 1027

c. 79. Sedition 878—897

39, 40 G. 3. c. 67. Art. 8. Laws 1009'

c. 77. s. 2. 9. Mines

(damaging Works) - - 602

c. 87. Receiver (Ships) 766

c. 93. Treason 1069

41 G. 3. U.K. c. 19. s. 4. Seamen,

Keelmen (Riots by) - 931

c. 24. Mills 571,599

■ c. 75. Forgery,

(Excise) - - 834 c. 90. s. 9. Statutes 1009

c. 91. s.5. Forgery

(Excise) - - 833, 4

42 G. 3. c. 32. s. 46. Tothill and

LipsonBays - - 565

c. 85. Plantations (Of

fences in) - - 667

c. 119. Lotteries -1091

("Arson - - 571
I Poison - - 721

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45 G. 3. c. 72. Personating, Forgery

1007

c. 92. Subpoena - 1010

c. 121. Smuggling 819,820

46 G. 3. c. 52. Slave Trade 945 n.

c.54. Piracy - 702—704

c. 98. s. 1. 5. 31, 33,37—42.

Quarantine 745.751.752—756

. c. 9S. Perjury (Quarantine) 695

c. 112. s.2. Forgery, Excise - - 838,9

—i s. 3. Perjury, Excise - - 839

47 G. 3. st. 1. c. 36. Slave Trade

932—941

st. 2. c. 66. Smuggling,

(Signals) - - 820—822

48 G. 3. c.58. Process - 736—738 c. 84. s. 7—11. Smuggling

822, %

c. 130. s. 6, 12. Ships

Moorings (injuring) - - 925, 6

49 G. 3: c. 108. s.l—6, 10, 17.

Seamen - - 872 c. 118. Parliament (Bribery) - - 678—681

c. 122. s. 12, 13, 16. 34.

Ships Moorings (injuring) 926, 7

c. 123.Personating,Forgery 1087

c. 126. Offices (Sale of)

661—666, 667

50 G. 3. c. 63. Machinery (Brazils) 593

51 G. 3. c.23. Slave Trade - 941—948

c. 104. Personating, Forgery

1007 52G. 3. c. 16. Manufactories - -569 ——— c. 44. s.40,41. Penitentiary House - - 687, 8

c. 64. Choses in Action 1015 M.

c. 104. Oaths (unlawful)

655—657 rRiots - - 858—860

c. 130< Manufa'ctories

L (Machinery) 570—572

c. 132. Personating, Forgery

1007 c. 143. Smuggling - 824—833

c. 156. Prisoners of War

722 723 53 G. 3. c. 54. Offices (Sale of) -' 666 ■ c. 87. Ships Moorings

(injuring) - - 926

c. 108. s.17. Perjury

(Stamps) - - 693

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53 G. 3. c. 112. .Slave Trade - 950 ——— c. 160. Doctrine of the

Trinity - - 779

i c 162. Penitentiary

House - - 688

c. 163. Personating, Forgery - - 1007

54 G. 3. c. 42. Manufactories - 569 ———— c. 86. Personating, Forgery - - 1007, 1008

c. 93. s. 7. Seamen - 872

s. 55, 69. Id. - 876

■< s. 89. Personating

Seamen - - 869—871

c. 146. Treason - 1071

55G.3. c. 60. Seamen - 871—876 c. 156. 8.1. Transportation - - 1038

c. 184. s.52. Perjury

(Stamps) - - 694

56 G. 3. c. 5. Pardon (NavalCourts

Martial) - 630—632

—^ e. 27. Transportation

1038—1049

— c. 73. Mines (Larceny) 605

c.125. Mines (Riots) 603—605

c. 138. Pillory (abolishing') - " 698—1015 n.

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57 G. 3. c. 6. Treason 1060,1061,1062

— c. 7. Seducing Soldiers

and Sailors • - 912

c. 19. Sedition 897—911

——— c. 126. Manufactories 569,570 Seamen left Abroad

87G, 877 Slave Trade - 948 Rewards - 846—853 s.7. Disorderly

- 645 Slave Trade 948—950 Mutiny Act (Army)

951—994 Mutiny Act (Ma

- * 994—100a

Felony on Canals,

1093,4 Colonies - 121G Appeals - ib.

s. 11.35.36,37.43.
56, 57, 58. 60, 61. 64. Lot-
teries - 1089. 1218—1220

— c. 96. Felony on Coaches,
&c. - - - 1094

— c.97. Slave Trade 1220—1222

— c. 101. Transportation 1049

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A

DIGEST

OF THE

Criminal Statute Jtato

OF

ENGLAND.

"LjVHEREAS the Laws of England are the Birthright of the A general conPeople thereof, and all the Kings and Queens who shall {^tioorfa11 Ascend the Throne of this Realm, ought to administer the Government of the same according to the said Laws, and all their Officers and Ministers ought to serve them respectively according to the same. The Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, do therefore further humbly pray, that all the Laws and Statutes of this Realm for securing the established Religion, and the Rights and Liberties of the People thereof, and all other Laws and Statutes of the same now in force, may be ratified and confirmed; and the same are by his Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, and by Authority of the same, ratified and confirmed accordingly. 12, IS W.S. a 2. s. 3.

3Uttet0 of ©atque.

By section 31 of the Stat. 29 G. 2. c. 34. reciting that " good Pm-ateers going and necessary laws have been made, and are still in force within BritisTcotariiB several of his Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, for >° America, subpreventing the carrying off from the said Colonies or Plantations wiUntiwn,

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any Servant or Slave without the consent of the Owner, or the carrying off from thence any other Person or Persons whatsoever, until such Person shall have taken out his Ticket from the Secretary's Office within such respective Colony or Plantation, in such manner and under such Penalties and Forfeitures as in and by the said several Laws is declared and provided;" and then enacts, that all Commanders of private Ships of War or Merchants Ships having Letters of Marque, shall, upon their going into any of those Ports or Harbours, be subject, and they are hereby determined to be subject to the several Directions, Provisions, Penalties, and Forfeitures, in and by such Laws made and provided; any thing in this Act contained to the contrary thereof in anywise notwithstanding. Where crimes The 34th section of the same Statute provides that all OfSSlt fenders who shall be accused of such crimes as are cognizable cogniwbie only Q, by ft Court-martial, shall be confined on board such Priva5KS3!U1, teer or Merchant Ship carrying Letter of Marque, on which such Offence shall be committed, until they shall arrive in some Port in Great Britain or Ireland, or can meet with such a number of his Majesty's Ships of War abroad as are sufficient to make a Court-martial; and upon application made by the Commander of such Privateer or Merchant Ship carrying Letter of Marque to the Lord High Admiral of Great Britain, or Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High Admiral of Great Britain for the time being, or the Commander in Chief of his Majesty's said Ships of War abroad, the said Lord High Admiral, or Commissioners, &c. for the time being, or any three or more of them, or such Commander in Chief abroad, are hereby authorized and required to call a Court Martial for trying and punishing the said Offences.

Upon the trial The Statute 32 G. 3. c.60. intituled " An Act to remove wSgWe'a Doubts respecting the functions of Juries in cases of Libel," general verdict recjtes that " Doubts have arisen whether on the Inal ot an rttefmtue8, Indictment or Information for the making or publishing any without being re- Libej where an issue or Issues are joined between the King and dTndan, ££ the Defendant or Defendants on the Plea of Not Guilty pleaded, prooV'ofTpub- * be competent to the Jury impannelled to try the same, to give fkationofthe fa^ yerdict upon the whole Matter in Issue;" and then de'l^itd clares and enacts, that on every such Trial, the Jury sworn to »'** try the Issue may give a general Verdict of Guilty or Not Guilty upon the whole Matter put to issue upon such Indictment or Information; and shall not be required or directed, by the Court or Judge before whom such Indictment or Information shall be tried, to find the Defendant or Defendants guilty, merely on

the Proof of the Publication by such Defendant or Defendants

of the Paper charged to be a Libel, nnd of the Sense ascribed to

die same in such Indictment or Information. Provided always, that on every such Trial the Court or Judge but the Court or

before whom such Indictment or Information shall be tried, shall J,ud8<= may give

_,• i_ . L- j- • • i - i their or hi»

according to their or his discretion give their or his opinion and opinion and

directions to the Jury on the Matter in Issue between the King d1"*"011, and the Defendant or Defendants, in like manner as in other Criminal Cases, s. 2.

Provided also, that nothing herein contained shall extend or Jury may find *

be construed to extend to prevent the Jury from finding a special specul verdict» Verdict in their discretion as in other Criminal Cases, s. S.

Provided also, that in case the Jury shall find the Defendant or and defendant

Defendants guilty, it shall and may be lawful for the said Defend- maT movfia

°' ." arrest of judg

ant or Defendants to move in arrest of Judgement, on such ground ment. and in such manner as by Law he or they might have done before the passing of this Act, any thing herein contained to the contrary notwithstanding, s. 4.

Maintenance.

None of the King's Clerks, nor of any Justicer, from hence- Clerks to Jusforth shall receive the Presentment of any Church, for the [j^e^ which any Plea or Debate is in the King's Courts, without inquarreU. Special Licence of the King; and that the King forbiddeth, upon pain to lose the Church and his Service; and that no Clerk of any Justicer or Sheriff take part in any quarrels of matters depending in the King's Court, nor shall work any fraud whereby common right may be delayed or disturbed; and if any so do, he shall be punished by the pain aforesaid, or more grievously, if the Trespass do so require. 3 Ed. 1. c. 28.

It is provided that no Sheriff shall suffer any Barretors or Barrators, &c. Maintainors of Quarrels in their Shires, neither Stewards of ]owed in Jj^ great Lords, nor other (unless he be Attorney for his Lord), Stewards shall to make Suit, nor to give Judgments in the Counties, nor to ^'"untos.'" pronounce the Judgments, if he be not specially required specially «and prayed of all the Suitors and Attornies of the Suitors which quire' •iall be at the Court; and if any do, the King shall punish grievously, both the Sheriff and him that doth. 3 Ed. 1. c. 33.

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