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356. 3. c. 102. s. 1, 2. Weights

and Measures - 1170—1172 36 G. 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)

653-6 - c. 140. Naval Courts

Martial - - 626-630 - c. 143. Weights and Mea

sures - 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

9. 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

Lipson Bays -
— c. 85. Plantations (
fences in)

- 667 - c. 119. Lotteries - 1091

Arson - - 571

Poison - - 721 43 G. 3. c. 58.

Procuring Abortion
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- 1178, 9 | Mayhenn - 596, 7

(Mills (burning) - 598 - c. 113. s. 2, 3, 7. Ships, (destroying)

922, 3 s. 5. Piracy (Accessaries)

- 711 - c. 157. Smuggling - 806 44 G.3. c. 70. Machinery (Denmark)

593 - c. 92. s. 8. Receivers (Venue)

762, 3 45 G. 3. c. 10. Quarantine 740—751

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

1007 - c. 92. Subpæna - 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. 98. Perjury (Quarantine) 695

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

- s. 3. Perjury, Ex

cise - o 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, 3 - c. 130. s. 6, 12. Ships

Moorings (injuring) - - 925, 6 49 G. 3. c. 108. s. 1-6, 10, 17.

Seamen - - - 872 - c. 118. Parliament (Bri. bery)

- 678-681 - c. 122. s. 12, 13, 16. 34. Ships Moorings (injuring) 926, 7

c. 123.Personating, Forgery 1007 - 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 52 G.3. c. 16. Manufactories - - 569

- c. 44. 8. 40, 41. Peniten

tiary House - - 687, 8 - c. 64. Choses in Action 1015 n. - c. 104. Oaths (unlawful)

655-657 Riots - - 858-860 L c. 130X Manufactories

((Machinery) 570-572 - c.132. Personating, Forgery

1007 - c. 143. Smuggling - 824833 - c. 156. Prisoners of War

722, 723 53 G. 3. c. 54. Offices (Sale of) - 666

c. 87. Ships Moorings
(injuring)
- c. 108. s. 17. Perjury
(Stamps)

- 565

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Page 53 G. 3. c. 112. Slave Trade - 950 57 G. 3. c. 6. Treason 1060, 1061, 1062 - c. 160. Doctrine of the

- c.7. Seducing Soldiers
Trinity ,
- 779 and Sailors -

- 912 c. 162. Penitentiary.

- c. 19. Sedition 897—911 House

- 688 - c. 126. Manufactories 569,570 - c. 163. Personating, For 58 G. 3. c. 38. Seamen left Abroad gery .. . 1007

876, 877 54 G. 3. c. 42. Manufactories - 569

c. 48. Slave Trade 948 c. 86. Personating, For

c. 70. Rewards - 846-853 gery • - 1007, 1008

3.7. Disorderly e c. 93. s.7. Seamen - 872 Houses

- - 645 - s. 55, 69. Id. - 876 - c. 98. Slave Trade 948—950

s. 89. Personating 59 G.3. c. 9. . Mutiny Act (Army)
Seamen.
- 869-871

951-994 - c. 146. Treason - 1071 - c. 10. Mutiny Act (Ma55 G. 3. c. 60. Seamen - 871–876 rines) - 994-1007

- c. 156. 8. 1. Transporta- - - c. 27. Felony on Canals,
tion -

-
1038

1093, 4 c. 184. s. 52. Perjury

c. 44. Colonies - 1216 (Stamps) : - 694

C. 46. Appeals - ib. 56 G. 3. c. 5. Pardon (Naval Courts

c. 65. s. 11.35.36, 37.43. Martial) - 630—632 56, 57, 58. 60, 61. 64. Lot- e. 27. Transportation

teries - 1089. 1218_1220 1038–1049 - c. 96. Felony on Coaches, c. 73. Mines (Larceny) 605

&c.

- 1094 - c.125. Mines (Riots) 603-605 - c. 97. Slave Trade 1220_1222 - c. 138. Pillory (abolish

c. 101. Transportation 1049 ing)

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DIGEST

OF THE

Criminal Statute Law

OP

ENGLAND.

sation of all

Laws. WHEREAS the Laws of England are the Birthright of the A general con.

People thereof, and all the Kings and Queens who shall have 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, 19 W. 3. c. 2. s. 3.

Letters of Marque.

By section 31 of the Stat. 29 G. 2. c. 34. reciting that a good Privateers going and necessary laws have been made, and are still in force within British colonica

:- into ports in several of his Majesty's Colonies or Plantations in America, for in America, sub

ject to the calor preventing the carrying off from the said Colonies or Plantations nial laws there

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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 Ofcommitted on board Privateers, fenders who shall be accused of such crimes as are cognizable cognizable only by court martial, only by a courtel

only by a Court-martial, shall be confined on board such Privashall be tried. 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.

Libels.

Upon the trial. The Statute 32 G. 3. C. 60. intituled “ An Act to remove for a libel, the Jury may give a Doubts respecting the functions of Juries in cases of Libel,” general verdict positne that is

recites that “ Doubts have arisen whether on the Trial of an upon the whole matter in issue, Indictment or Information for the making or publishing any without being re- 1 quired to find the Libel, where an Issue or Issues are joined between the King and defendant guilty the Defendant or Defendants on the Plea of Not Guilty pleaded, merely upon proof of the pub- it be competent to the Jury impannelled to try the same, to give

de their Verdict upon the whole Matter in Issue;" and then de - libel; and the

sense imputed. clares and enacts, that on every such Trial, the Jury sworn to to it;

try the Issue may give a general Verdict of Guilty or Not Guilty

direction,

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, and of the Sense ascribed to the same in such Indictment or Information.

Provided always, that on every such Trial the Court or Judge but the Court or before whom sạch Indictment or Information shall be tried, shall be com 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 Kingdir 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 a be construed to extend to prevent the Jury from finding a special special ver Verdict in their discretion as in other Criminal Cases. s. 3.

Provided also, that in case the Jury shall find the Defendant or and defendane Defendants guilty, it shall and may be lawful for the said Defend. may move in

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 ne

e not take part which any Plea or Debate is in the King's Courts, without in quarrels. 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 Barretors, &c.

shall not be alMaintainers of Quarrels in their Shires, neither Stewards of lowed 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 not give judge

ments unless pronounce the Judgments, if he be not specially required specially reand prayed of all the Suitors and Attornies of the Suitors which shall 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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