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(2.) Of Mr. West, Counsel to the Board of Trade, on the King's right to

the woods in the Province of Maine .. .. .. .. .. 130

(3.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Dudley Ryder and Sir William Murray, on the

King's right to certain waste lands in New Hampshire .. .. 133

(4.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Philip Yorke and Sir Charles Talbot, on the

question whether the King's right to the lands of Pemaquid re-

mained in the Crown .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 144

(5.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Dudley Ryder and Sir William Murray, on

the King's right to make new grants of land in New Hamp-

shire :.. .. 145

(6.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Dudley Ryder and Sir John Strange, concern-

ing the grants of land in Carolina before and after the purchase by

the King of the Proprietors'rights .. .. .. .. .. 149

(7.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Philip Yorke and Sir Charles Talbot, on grants

that are void for uncertainty .. .. .. .. .. .. 151

(8.) Of the Law Officers, Mr. Fane, Sir John VVilles, and Sir Dudley Ryder,

on the question of taking lands under old grants from the Pro-

prietors of Carolina .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 152

(9.) Of the Law Officers, Sir William Garrow and Sir Samuel Shepherd,

on the power of the Crown to alter the tenure of lands in Canada.. 153

(10.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. Campbell and Sir R. M. Rolfe, as to the

appropriation of wild lands in New Brunswick by the Legislature of

the Colony in return for a Civil List.. .. .. .. .. 156

(11.) Of the Attorney General, Sir Edward Northey, on Escheats in New

Jersey .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 156

(12.) Of the Law Officers, Sir John Somers and Sir Thomas Trevor, on the

Royal right to Escheats in Virginia .. .. .. .. .. 157

(13.) Of the Law Officers, Sir R. Raymond and Sir Philip Yorke, on the

King's right to mines in New Jersey .. .. .. .. 158

(14.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. S. Copley and Sir Charles Wetherell, as to

the right of the Crown to mines of gold and silver and other

minerals in Nova Scotia .. .. „ .. .. .. 159

(15.) Of Mr. Fane, on the King's right to Treasure Trove in the Bahamas.. 161

(16.) Of the Attorney General, Sir Edward Northey, on the Queen's Right

to Royal Fish at New York 161

(17.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Philip Yorke and Sir Charles Talbot, on the

grant by Letters Patent of Felons' Goods, Fines, and Forfeitures .. 162

(18.) Of the Solicitor General, Sir William Thomson, on the King's Pre-

rogative of prohibiting his Subjects from going abroad .. .. 164

(19.) Of the Attorney General, Sir A. Macdonald, as to how far the King

may restrain his Subjects from going abroad .. .. .. 164

(20.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Philip Yorke and Sir Clement Wearg, on

Criminal Jurisdiction in the Leeward Islands .. .. .. 167

(21.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Dudley Ryder and Sir John Strange, on

the erection of a Court of Exchequer in the Colonies .. .. 169

(22.) Of the Attorney General, Sir Dudley Ryder, on the King's power to

erect Courts of Justice in Newfoundland .. .. .. .. 170

(23.) Of the Attorney General, Sir Dudley Ryder, that the King could not

grant power to establish a Criminal Court at Newfoundland but

under the Great Seal .. .. .. .. .. .. ..172
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(3.) Of the Law Officers, Sir S. Shepherd and Sir R. Gifford, as to the

jurisdiction of the Superior Court of New South Wales in case of

persons not resident within the territory; and as to the disability to

sue, of prisoners convicted of felony .. .. .. .. .. 220

(4.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. S. Copley and Sir C. Wetherell, on the

Foreign Enlistment Act (59 Geo. 3. c. 69) 221

(5.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Herbert Jenner and Sir N. C. Tindal, as to

whether Slaves escaping to a foreign territory could be brought

back to a Colony to be there dealt with as Slaves .. .. .. 224

(6.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. Campbell and Sir R. M. Rolfe, as to juris-

diction over offences committed in territory outside of the gates of

Gibraltar 224

(7.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. Jervis and Sir J. Romilly, that an assault

on a native in a Colony by British subjects is not triable in the Court

of Queen's Bench in England.. .. .. .. .. .. 225

(8.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. Dodson, Sir John Romilly, and Sir A. E.

Cockburn, on the construction of the Statutes 59 Geo. 3, c. 44 (an

Act relating to offences committed in Honduras) and 12 & 13 Vict,

c. 96 (an Act to provide for the prosecution and trial in the Colonies

of offences committed within the jurisdiction of the Admiralty) .. 227

(9.) Of the same Law Officers, that British Courts have no jurisdiction

in respect of illegal acts committed against emigrants on board

Foreign Vessels .. .. 228

(10.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. D. Harding, Sir F. Thesiger, and Sir F.

Kelly, on the same question .. .. .. .. .. .. 229

(11.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. D. Harding, Sir R. Bethell, and Sir H. S.

Keating, that a person charged in a Colony with any offence under

12 & 13 Vict. c. 96 cannot be sent to England for trial; nor can

proceedings of such trial be revised in England .. .. .. 230

NOTES 231-238

(3.) Observations by Sir James Marriott, King's Advocate, on the case of

the inhabitants of Dominica, sent to the Attorney and Solicitor

General previous to a consultation with him thereupon .. .. 255

(4.) Opinion of Mr. Chalmers on the legal effects resulting from the ac-

knowledgment of the independence of the United States .. .. 257

(5.) Discussion on the question, "Whether inhabitants of the United

States, born there before the Independence, are, on coming to this

Kingdom, to be considered as Natural-born Subjects f By Mr.

Reeves, Author of the " History of the English Law" .. .. 286

(6.) Opinion of the Law Officers, Sir J. S.Copley and Sir C. Wetherell, on

the status of a Citizen of the United States born before the Peace of

1783, and resident in Canada; and also on the status of his son,

bom in the United States after that date .. .. .. .. 324

(7.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Christopher Robinson, Sir J. S. Copley, and

Sir C. Wetherell, as to the status of Slaves escaping to a British Set-

tlement, and as to whether they can be lawfully sent back to the

foreign country from which they have escaped .. .. .. 326

(8.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. Campbell and Sir R. M. Rolfe, as to the

claims of two persons resident in the Mauritius before the Cession

of the Island to the privileges of British subjects after the Cession 326

(9.) Of the Law Officers, Sir F. Thesiger and Sir FitzRoy Kelly, as to

whether an inhabitant of the Mauritius was entitled to be con-

sidered a British subject .. .. .. .. .. .. 328

(10.) Of the Law Officers, Sir William Follett and Sir F. Thesiger, that the

Crown may bestow the dignity of a Knight Bachelor on an Alien.. 329

(11.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. Dodson, Sir William Follett, and Sir F.

Thesiger, on the naturalization of an alien woman by marriage

with a British subject in Gibraltar .. .. .. .. .. 329

(12.) Of the Law Officers, Sir Johu Dodson, Sir J. Jervis, and Sir J.

Romilly, that Aliens may be empowered by a Colonial Legislature

to hold Offices of Trust 330

(13.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. Dodson, Sir A. E. Cockburn, and Sir

W. Page Wood, that a " Liberated African" does not become, ipso

facto, a British subject .. .. .. .. .. .. 332

(14.) Of the same Law Officers, that such an African may be comprehended

in Treaties within the meaning of 6 & 7 Vict. c. 94 .. .. 332

NOTES 333-340

CHAPTER X.

On Extradition.

OPINIONS.

(1.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. Campbell and Sir R. M. Rolfe, as to the

detention and extradition of Spanish Convicts wrecked on the Ba-

hama Islands while proceeding under sentence of transportation

from the Havannah to Cadiz .. .. .. .. .. 341

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(2.) Of the United States Attorney General, Mr. Legare, on the Extra-

dition of Criminals .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 342

(3.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. Roroilly and Sir A. E. Cockbum, on the

Extradition Treaty with France, the Act 6 & 7 Vict. c. 79, relating

to Fisheries in the Channel, and on the Jurisdiction of the Royal

Court of Jersey .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 343

(4.) Of the United States Attorney General, Mr. dishing, on the Extradi-

tion of Criminals .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 344

(5.) Of the same Attorney General, on the same subject .. .. .. 346

(6.) Of the same Attorney General, on the same subject .. .. .. 353

(7.) Of the same Attorney General, on the same subject .. .. .. 354

(8.) Of the same Attorney General, on the same subject .. .. .. 356

(9.) Of the same Attorney General, on the same subject .. .. .. 357

(10.) Of the same Attorney General, on the same subject .. .. .. 358

(11.) Of the same Attorney General, on the same subject .. .. .. 359

(12.) Of the same Attorney General, on the same subject .. .. .. 364

(13.) Of the same Attorney General, on the same subject .. .. .. 365

(14.) Of the same Attorney General, on the same subject .. .. .. 366

(15.) Of the Law Officers, Sir F. Thesiger and Sir FitzRoy Kelly, on the

construction of the Treaty of Washington and the Statute 6 & 7

Vict. c. 76 366

(16.) Of the Law Officers, Sir A. E. Cockbum and Sir R. Bethell, on the

question of surrendering to the American Consul a person charged

with Manslaughter .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 367

(17.) Of the Law Officers, Sir J. D. Harding, Sir FitzRoy Kelly, and Sir

Hugh Cairns, on the surrender by the United States Government

of a person charged with being accessory before the fact, in this

country, to a murder in France .. .. .. .. .. 368

NOTES 369-374

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