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REPORTS OF CASES

DETERMINED IN

The several Courts of Westminster-Hall,

FROM

1746 TO 1779:

BY THE HONOURABLE

SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, KNT.

ONE OF THE JUSTICES OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS:

WITH

MEMOIRS OF HIS LIFE.

Second Edition,

REVISED AND CORRECTED,

WITH

COPIOUS NOTES AND REFERENCES,

INCLUDING SOME

FROM THE MSS. OF THE LATE MR. SERJT. HILL:

BY

CHARLES H'ENEAGE ELSLEY, ESQ.

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.

LONDON:
S. SWEET, 3, CHANCERY LANE; R. PHENEY, 17, FLEET STREET; A. MAXWELL, 21,
AND STEVENS & SONS, 39, BELL YARD, LINCOLN's INN;

Law Booksellers and Publishers :
AND R. MILLIKEN, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN.

1828.

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MICH. TERM, 1769, AND HILARY TERM, 1770.

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February 9, 1770.—I KISSED his Majesty's hand, on being appointed a Judge of the Court of Common Pleas, in the room of Mr. Justice Clive, who resigned upon a pension of 12001. a year.

February 12.—I was called a Serjeant; the motto on my
rings being, Secundis, dubiisque, rectus. And Mr. Justice
Yates being desirous to retire into the Court of Common Pleas,
I consented to exchange with him; and accordingly,

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February 16.—I kissed his Majesty's hand on being appointed a sudge of the Court of King's Bench, and received the honour of knighthood. And the same night, Mr. Justice Yates resigned his office of Judge of the King's Bench, and he and myself were both sworn into our respective offices, before Lords Commissioners SMYTHE and Aston, at the former's house in Bloomsbury Square.

EASTER TERM,-10 Geo. III. 1770.-K. B.

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THE KING v. WILLIAM VARLEY.

S. C. 1 East's P. C. 164; 1 Leach, 76. , THE prisoner was found guilty at last York Assizes for forging Forging the imand counterfeiting a forged and false coin, to the similitude of pression of

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