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explained by later resolutions, or altered by subsequent acts of parliament; but as these acts are sometimes very long, consisting osmany clauses, the reader is desired to use the same caution here, which is recommended by our author (t) with regard to those recited in the work itself, viz. "that he rely not barely upon the abstracts thereof here "given, but peruse the statutes themselves in the books at large."
I am sensible many slips and omissions must needs have happened in the supervising so large a work of so critical a nature, but hope that will plead my excuse, at least to those, who consider the wide difference between perusing it in a fair print and in a difficult manuscript.
and their exemptions frvn penalties by reason thereof 14
Chap. X. Concerning the offense of high treason, the person again/1 whom committed, and the reason of the greatness of the offense; and touching aljigeance Page '8
Chap. XL Concerning treason at the common law, and their uncertainty 76
Chap. XII. Touching the statute of 25 E. 3. and the high treasons therein declared 87
Chap. XIII. Touching high treason in compassing the death of the king, queen, or prince 91
Chap. XIV. Concerning levying of war against the king 130
Chap. XV. Concerning treason in adhering to the king's enemies within the land or without 159
Chap. XVI. Concerning treason in counterfeiting the great seal, or
Chap. XVII. Concerning high treason in counterfeiting the king's coin, and in the first place touching the history of the cojn and coinage of England 183
Chap. XVIIL Concerning the adulteration or impairing of coin, and the antient means used to remedy it 205
Chap. XIX. Concerning the counterfeiting of the king's coin, what it is, what the penalty thereof' antient ly, and what at this day 21Q
Chap. XX. Concerning treason in bringing in false money 225
Chap. XXI. Concerning high treason in killing the chancellor, &c. 230
Chap. XXII. Concerning principals and accessaries in treason 23S
Chap. XXIII. Concerning forfeitures by treason 23!J
Chap. XXIV. Concerning declaring of treasons by parliament, and those treasons that were enailed or declared by parliament between the 2.5 E. 3. and the 1 Mar. 258
Chap. XXV. Concerning treasons declared and enacted from 1 Mar. till this day, viz. 13 Car. 2. 307.
Chap. XXVL Concerning the judgments in high treason, and the particulars relating thereunto, and to attainders 342
Chap. XXVII. Touching corruption of blood, and restitution thereof loss of dower, forfeiture of goods, and execution '354
Chap. XXV 111. Touching the crime of misprision of treason and felony, isfe. 371
Chap. XXIX. Concerning petit treason. 377