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Acts of Parliament, which though local and on that account omitted in the first Edition, were from their extensive operation considered necessary to render this Publication complete.
These and other additions have enlarged the bulk of the Volume; but it is hoped that it will thereby be rendered more generally useful and more acceptable to the Magistracy and the Public..
The Author cannot omit this opportunity of acknowledging his obligations to SAMUEL PURKIS, Esq. of Hampstead, a very active and intelligent Magistrate, for much kind assistance and many valuable suggestions during the progress of the Work.
Bos. and Pull.....Bosanquet and Puller's Reports in Common Pleas
..Bott's Poors' Law, by Const.
...Buller's Nisi Prius.
Buller N. P.
.Burn's Justice of the Peace.
Burr. Sett. Ca. Burrows's Settlement Cases.
and B. S.
....Caldecott's Reports on Settlement Cases.
Campb. Rep. ....Campbell's Reports.
Chitty App.......Chitty on Apprentices.
Cro. Jac. ...
.Coke upon Littleton.
.Croke's Reports temp. Eliz.
Croke's Reports temp. James.
Cro. Car.........Croke's Reports temp. Charles.
East. Rep. ......East's Term Reports.
..Foley's Poor Laws.
}Hale's Hist. Placita Corona,
AN accessary is one guilty of felony, not as a principal, but by participation, command, advice, or concealment. In high treason there are no accessaries, all concerned are principals; so in petit larceny and misdemeanors there can be no accessaries either before or after the fact, but all parties implicated, if guilty, are principals.
An accessary before the fact is, as Hale defines, one who being absent at the time the crime is committed, doth yet procure, counsel, or advise the commission of it, and his absence is necessary to constitute him an accessary before the fact. By Stat. 3 and 4 Wm. III. in Burglary benefit of clergy is taken away from accessaries before the fact.
Affidavit of the Party to ground a Warrant for apprehending
an Accessary before the Fact.
A. B. of
in the county of
and saith, that on
gent. maketh oath day of last, his dwelling house, situate in the parish of in the said county, was, about the hour of nine in the night of the same day, feloniously and burglariously broken and entered by some person or persons, and that [describe the property stolen] his property, were then and there feloniously stolen, and that he hath just cause to suspect, and doth suspect, that C. D. late of aforesaid, labourer, did commit the said felony and burglary, and that E. F. late of aforesaid, labourer, did advise, aid, and abet the said C. D. in the said felony.
other His Majesty's Peace Officers
to wit. Whereas A. B. of
in the county of
in the said county
gent. hath this day made oath before me, W. S. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, that [here state the fact as set forth in the affidavit.] These are therefore, in His Majesty's name, to charge and command you, forthwith, to apprehend and bring before me, the said C. D. and E. F. to answer the said complaint, and to be further dealt with according to law. Given under my hand and seal, this day of —— 1817.
To the Keeper of the Common Gaol of Newgate, or his
Receive into your custody the bodies of C. D. and E. F. herewith sent you, brought before me, W. S. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, by K. L. constable of the parish of --- charged