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COMPRISING THE
PRACTICE, PLEADINGS, AND EVIDENCE,

WHICH OCCUR
IN THE COURSE OF CRIMINAL PROSECUTIONS,

WHETHER BY
INDICTMENT OR INFORMATION.

WITH A COPTOUS
Collection of precedents

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Comprehensive Notes as to each particular Offence,
THE PROCESS, INDICTMENT, PLEA, DEFENCE, EVIDENCE, TRIAL, VERDICT,

JUDGMENT AND PUNISHMENT.
BY JOSEPH CHITTY, ESQ.

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE.

WITH

ADDITIONAL NOTES
OF DECISIONS IN THE COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES, AND OF MANY OF

THE STATE COURTS;
And also of Precedents used in some of those Courts

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_PHILADELPHIᎯ :
PUBLISHED BY ISAAC RILEY, NO. 8, DECATUR STREPT.

'1819.
G. L. Austin, Printer.

Eastern Distrsct of Pennsylvania, to wit:

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the thirteenth day of April, in the forty-third year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1819, Isaac Riley, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words following, to wit: “Riley's Edition.-A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law; comprising the Practice,

Pleadings, and Evidence, which occur in the course of Criminal prosecutions, whether by Indictment or information. With a copious collection of Precedents of Indictments, Infor mations, Presentments, and every description of Practical Forms, with comprehensive Notes as to each particular Odence, the Process, Indictment, Plea, Deience, Evidence. Trial, Verdict, Judgment and Punishment. By Joseph Chitty, Esq. of the Middle Temple. With additional Notes of Decisions in the Courts of the United States, and of many of the State Courts, and also of Precedents used in some of those Courts. By Richard Peters, jr. Counsellor at Law. In two volumes-Vol. 11."

o of Precedents use courts of the United Si the Middle Teme

In conformity to the act of the Congress or the United States, entitled " AD Aet for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copirs, during the times therein mentioned."- And also to the act. entitled, “AD Act Supple nentary to an Act, entitled, “An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times thercin mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other printsin

D. CALDWELL,
Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

ANALYTICAL TABLE.

COMMENCEMENTS AND CONCLUSIONS OF INDICTMENTS.

at Middlesex sessions for offence committed out of Westminster, 1

the like when offence committed in Westminster, 1

at sessions for Westminster for offence committed without St. Mar.

tin's le Grand, 2

at assizes or general quarter sessions, 2

with an alias dictus of surname, 2

with alias addition of degree, 2

against feme covert, indicted separately, 2

against several defendants, 3.

for offence within Admiralty jurisdiction, 3

commencement of a second count, 3

in the Circuit Court of the United States Pennsylvania District, 3

conclusion of indictment or second count at common law, 4

in the quarter sessions Philadelphia county, 4,

in the mayor's court of the City of Philadelphia, 4

the like to the damage of an individual, 4

conclusion of indictment for treason, 4

common conclusion of indictment or second count on a statute, 4

conclusion of indictment in the Circuit Court of the United States, 5

in the quarter sessions Philadelphia county, 5

indictment for murder against principal in first degree, and princi.

pal in second degree, 5

offence of principal in second degree, 5

the like against accessary before fact, to murder, burglary, or

felony, 6

the like for harbouring principal felon, 6

of informations ex officio by attorney general, 7

information by attorney General, 7

of second court, 7

conclusion of information, 7

Of coroner's inquests.

inquisition of murder against principal and aiders and abettors, 8

Of informations qui tam.

information qui tam at quarter sessions, 9

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