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TO THE SEVENTH EDITION.
Thirteen years have elapsed since the publication of the last edition of this work, and during that considerable interval of time many important Statutes have been passed, Rules issued, and Decisions given, affecting the procedure, jurisdiction, and duties of justices sitting in petty sessions. In the present edition the statute law has been brought down to the end of the session 55 & 56 of the
Queen, and the judicial decisions to September, 1892, are also included.
W. H. M.
**The First Edition of this work was published in 1814.
Mr. James Dowling edited the Second Edition in 1827. Mr. Edmund E. Deacon edited the Third Edition in 1838, Mr. Henry T. J. Macnamara edited the Fourth Edition in 1856, and the Fifth Edition in 1866. The Sixth Edition was prepared by the present Editor and was published in 1879.
5. Of the Qualifications as to Priority of Jurisdiction
7. Of the Qualifications as to the Nature of the Offence
8. Of the Limits thereof as to Amount
9. Of the Limits thereof as to Time
PROCEEDINGS BEFORE JUSTICES PRELIMINARY TO CONVICTION