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7 & 86.4. c. 31.


churches and chapels, or property belonging

to corporations, see the act, s. 11. Proceedings where the damage does not exceed 301.

Summary Proceeding.
No person can commence an action agt. the hun-

dred, or other like district, where the damage
does not exceed £30, but the party damnified
must within 7 days after the off. comm. give
notice in writing of his claim for compensa-
tion to the high const. (a) or some one of
such const. (if there is more than one,) of
the hundred or district in which the off. is
comm. The high const. must then within 7
days after receipt of the notice exhibit the
same to 2 Js. of the co. residing near or act-
ing for the hundred, &c. and they are there-
upon to appoint a special p. sess. of all the
Js. of the co. &c. to be held within not less
than 20 nor more than 30 days after exhi-
bition of such notice for the purpose of
hearing and determining such claim on ac-
count of such damage, &c. The high const. is
within 3 days after such appointment to give
notice in writing to the claimant of the
day, hour, and place of holding the sp. p.
sess. and is within 10 days to give the like

(a) According to the form set forth in the schedule to the act.

notice to all the Js. acting for the hundred 7 & 8 G.3.

c. 31.
or district, and the claimant is required to
place notice in writing (a) on the church or
chapel door or other conspicuous part of the
parish church in which such damage has
been comm. on two Sundays preceding the
day of holding the sp. p. sess.

Id. s. 3.
The Js. not being less than two, at such p. sess. s. 9.

or any adjournment thereof, are to hear and
examine on oath or affirmation the claimant
and any inhabitant of the hundred, &c. and
their witnesses, as to the damage sustained ;
and the said Js.'or the major part of them, if
they shall find that the claimant has sustained
any damage by the means aforesaid, shall
make an order for payment of the amount to
him, together with reasonable costs, and also
an order for payment of the costs of the high
const. or inhabitants upon the treasurer of
the co. &c. who is to pay the same, and
charge the same in manner before mentioned,

(s. 7. p. 75, ante.) Id. s. 9.
For cases which do not exceed £30, and those

which exceed that sum, see 3. 1. 5. 11.
12. 14 and 15. p. 75, ante.

(a) According to the form set forth in the schedule of this act.


7 & 8 G.4. c. 28.

60 G. 3. & 1 G.4.

c. 4.

Plea of not guilty and traverse.
Where a person not having the privilege of

peerage is arraigned on any ind. for treason,
fel. or piracy, and shall plead n. g. he shall
without further form be deemed to have put
himself upon the country for trial, and the
Ct. shall order a jury to try him accordingly.

7 & 8 Geo. 4. c. 28. s. l. Any person prosecuted in the K. B. (or Dub

lin) for any misd. either by inf. or indict. removed into that Ct. and shall appear in term, shall not imparle, but shall plead or demur in four days from the time of ap

pearance. 60 Geo. 3. and i Geo. 4. C. 4. In default of appearance, or pleading, or de

murring as aforesaid, judg. may be entered

against defendants as for want of a plea. Id. In case defendant appears by his clerks in Ct.

he shall not imparle to the following term, but a rule to plead may forthwith be given, and a plea or demurrer enforced or judgment entered thereupon in the same manner as might have been done before the passing of this act, in cases where defendant had

appeared by his clerk in Ct. or attorney. Id.

c. 4.

The Ct. or Judge may, if sufficient cause is 60 G. 3.

and 1 6.4. shewn, allow further time to plead or demur.

Id. s. 2.
Where any person prosecuted for any misd. by s. 3.

indict. at any sessions of the peace, or of
0. and T. or gt. sess. or sess. of gaol del.
in Gt. Brit. or Irel. and comm. or held to
bail 20 days at least before the sess. at which
the ind. shall be found, he shall plead (a)
and the trial shall proceed thereupon, unless

removed by certiorari. Id. s. 3.
The certiorari may issue as well before ind. s. 4.

found as after. Id. s. 4.
If the defendant has not been comm. or held s. 5.

to bail for 20 days, or had notice to appear
at a subsequent sess, he shall plead and try

at that sess. Id. s. 5.
In cities and towns corporate, ind. may be re- s. 6.

moved into the adjoining co. under 38 G. 3.
c. 52. and tried there under this act. Id.

S. 6.

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The Ct. may upon sufficient cause shewn, allow

further time (6) for pleading or for the trial.
Id. s. 7.

(a) In misd. the defendant has no right to traverse till the next sess. if he has been in custody or out on bail for twenty days or more.

(6) Where a defendant has been held to bail, or comm. for

60 G.3. and 1 G.4. c. 4. s. 7.

a copy

In all prosecutions for misd, by the Attorney or

Solicitor General, the Ct. shall, if required,
direct of the ind. or inf. to be given
after appearance to the defendant, his clerk

in Ct. or attorney free of expence, And if the prisoner shall not be brought to

trial within 12 cal. m. after a plea of not
guilty, the party may (after 20 days' notice
to the Attorney or Solicitor General), apply
to the Ct. who may (if they see just cause to
do so), authorise the defendant to bring on
the trial, unless a nolle prosequi iş entered.

But not to extend to prosecutions by inf. in the

nature of quo warranto nor for non-repair of

any bridge or highway. Id.
The venue in cases of murder and manslaughter.
Where a person being feloniously stricken,

poisoned, or otherwise hurt upon the sea, or
at any place out of England, shall die of
such stroke, &c. in England, or being so
stricken, &c. at any place in England, shall
die of such stroke, &c. upon the sea, or at

9 G.4. c. 8.

more than 20 days on a charge of fel. and the bill before the grand jury is returned “no true bill,” but a bill for a misd. in attem pting fel. is found, the defendant is entitled to traverse. Rer v. James, 3 Car. & P. 222.

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