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No. 6.

No. 9. Ord. No.5, 1855.

WARRANT OF COMMITMENT OF A WITNESS.

For refusing to be sworn, or to give evidence to the stipendiary Note. This form to be or any other constable of and to the keeper of the altered as oc- at

in the said

of Whereas A. B. was lately charged before the undersigned, (one) reqnire, to suit the case of

of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said commitment of of

for that (&c., as in the summons); and it having a witness for been made to appear to (me) upon oath, that E. F. of refusing to

was likely to give material evidence for the prosecution, I duly obey sum

issued my summons to the said E. F., requiring him to be and appear before me on

at

or before such other Justice or Justices of the Peace as should then be there, to testify what he should know concerning the said charge so made against the said A. B. as aforesaid; and the said E. F. now appearing before me (or being brought before me by virtue of a warrant in that behalf, to testify as aforesaid), and being required to make oath or affirmation as a witness in that behalf, hath now refused so to do (or being duly sworn as a witness, doth now refuse to answer certain questions concerning the premises which are here put to him) without offering any just excuse for such his refusal : These are therefore to command you, the said constable, to take the said E. F. and him safely to convey to the

at aforesaid, and there deliver him to the said keeper thereof, together with this precept: and I do hereby command you, the said keeper of the said

to receive the said E. F. into your custody in the said

and him there safely keep for the space of days for his said contempt, unless he shall in the meantime consent to be examined and to answer concerning the premises ; and for your so doing this shall be your sufficient warrant. Given under my hand and seal, this

day of in the year of our Lord

at

in the aforesaid.

J.S. (L. S.)

No. 10.

DEPOSITIONS OF WITNESSES.

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The examination of C. D. of

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(labourer), taken on (oath) this

in the year of our Lord
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in the

aforesaid, before the undersigned, (one) of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said

in the presence and hearing of A. B., who is charged this day before (me), for that he the said A. B. on at

(Sc., describing the offence as in a warrant of commitment). This deponent C. D. on his (oath) saith as follows (ft., stating the deposition of the witness, as nearly as possible in the words he uses. When his deposition is complete, let him sign it).

And this deponent E. F., upon his oath saith as follows (&e.)

The above depositions of C. D. and E. F. were taken and (sworn) before me at on the day and year first above mentioned.

J. S.

No. 11.

No. 6. Ord. No. 5,

1855.

STATEMENT OF THE ACCUSED.

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stands charged before the undersigned, one of
Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the
aforesaid, this

in the
year

of our Lord

for that he the said A. B. on at

(&c., as in the caption of the depositions) and the said charge being read to the said A. B., and the witnesses for the prosecution C. D. and E. F. being severally examined in his prosence, the said A. B. is now addressed by me as follows:

" Having heard the evidence, do you wish to say anything in answer to the charge? You are not obliged to say anything unless you desire to do so, but whatever you say will be taken down in writing, and may be given in evidence against you upon your trial;" whereupon the said A. B. saith as follows:

(Here state whatever the prisoner may say, and in his very words, as nearly as possible. Get him to sign it if he will.)

A. B. Taken before me at

the day and year

first above mentioned.

J. S.
No. 12.

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RECOGNIZANCE TO GIVE EVIDENCE.

day of

did come

TURKS AND Caicos IslaNDS. Be it remembered, that on the in the

year of our Lord 18 before me

one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said islands, and did

acknowledge himself to owe to our Sovereign Lady the Queen the sum of lawful money of the said islands, to be made and levied of his

goods and chattels, lands and tenements, to the use of our said Lady the Queen, her heirs and successors, if he the said

shall fail in the condition hereon underwritten. The condition of the above-written recognizance is such, that if the above bounden

shall personally appear at the next sittings of the Supreme Court, to be holden at the said island of Grand Turk, and then and there give such evidence as he know, upon the trial of any information which may be exhibited by the Attorney-General, or any duly-qualified counsel authorized by him in that behalf, against

of

for and not depart thence without leave of the Court; then this recognizance to be void, or else to remain in its full force. Taken and acknowledged

before the day and year first above written,

No. 13.

NOTICE OF THE SAID RECOGNIZANCE TO BE GIVEN TO THE

PROSECUTOR AND HIS WITNESSES.

Take notice, that you, C. D. of

are bound in to wit. the sum of

to appear at the next (or present

No. 6.

as the case may be) sittings of the Court of these islands, to be Ord. No.5, holden at the Grand Turk, and then and there

evidence 1855. against A. B.; and unless you then appear there, and

give evidence accordingly, the recognizance entered into by you will be forthwith levied on you. Dated this

day of

18

J. S.

No. 14.

COMMITMENT OF WITNESS FOR REFUSING TO ENTER INTO

THE RECOGNIZANCE.

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To the constable of

and to the keeper of the prison at

Whereas A. B. was lately charged before the undersigned, (one) of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace in and for the said of

for that (Sc., as in the summons to the witness) and it having been made to appear to (me) that E. F. of was likely to give material evidence for the prosecution, (I) duly issued ny summons to the said E. F., requiring him to be and appear before (me) on

at

or before such other Justice or Justices of the Peace as should then be there, to testify what he should know concerning the said charge so made against the said A. B. as aforesaid; and the said E. F. now appearing before (me), or being brought before (me) by virtue of a warrant in that behalf, to testify as aforesaid, hath been now examined by (me) touching the premises, but being by (me) required to enter into a recognizance conditioned to give evidence against the said A. B., hath now refused so to do: These are therefore to command you, the said constable, to take the said E. F., and him safely to convey to the prison at

in the island of

, and there deliver him to the said keeper thereof, together with this precept: and I do hereby command you, the said keeper of the said prison, to receive the said E. F. into your custody in the said prison, there to imprison and safely keep him until after the trial of the said A. B. for the offence aforesaid, unless in the mean time such E. F. shall duly enter into such recognizance as aforesaid, in the sum of pounds, before soine one Justice of the Peace for the said

conditioned in the usual form to appear in the General Court of the said islands, and there to give evidence upon the trial of the said A. B. for the said offence. Given under my hand and scal, this

day of in the year of our Lord

at

in the aforesaid.

No. 15.

SUBSEQUENT ORDER TO DISCHARGE THE WITNESS.
To the keeper of the prison at
Whereas E. F., of

was lately committed to your custody for refusing to enter into a recognizance for his appearance as a witness in the Supreme Court of these islands, by warrant of commitment under my hand and seal, in which you were required to keep him until after the trial of a certain A. B. therein

a

mentioned. And whereas for want of sufficient evidence the said No. 6. A. B. has been discharged from the accusation then pending against Ord. No. 5, him, and it is therefore not necessary that the said E. F. should be

1855. detained longer in your custody: These are therefore to order and direct you, the said keeper, to discharge the said E. F. out of your custody as to the said commitment, and suffer him to go at large. Given under (my) hand and seal, this

day of in the year of our Lord

at in the aforesaid.

J.S. (L. S.)

No. 16.

WARRANT REMANDING A PRISONER. To

and to the keeper of the

at

in the said Whereas, A. B. was this day charged before the undersigned, (one) of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace, in and for the said

for that (&c., as in the warrant to apprehend); and it appears to me to be necessary to remand the said A. B. These are therefore to command you, the said constable, in Her Majesty's name, forthwith to convey the said A. B. to the

at in the said

and there to deliver him to the keeper thereof, together with this precept; and I hereby command you, the

, said keeper, to receive the said A. B. into your custody, in the said and there safely keep him until the

day of

when I hereby command you to have him this day at instant, at

o'clock, in the forenoon of the same day before me, or before such other Justice or Justices of the Peace for the said

as may then be there, to answer further to the said charge, and to be further dealt with according to law, unless you shall be otherwise ordered in the mean time.

Given under my hand and seal this in the year of our Lord

at

in the aforesaid.

J. S. (L. S.)
No, 17.

day of

RECOGNIZANCE OF BAIL INSTEAD OF REMAND ON ADJOURN

MENT OF EXAMINATION.

:

Be it remembered, that on the

day of

in the year of our Lord

A. B. of (labourer), L. M. of (grocer), and N. 0. of

(butcher), personally came before, me one of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said

and severally acknowledged themselves to owe to our Lady the Queen the several sums following: that is to say, the said A. B. the sum of

and the said L. M. and N. 0. the sum of

each, of good and lawful money of Great Britain, to be made and levied of their several goods and chattels, lands, and tenements respectively, to the use of our said Lady the Queen, her heirs and successors, if he the said A. B. failed in the condition indorsed. Taken and acknowledged the day and year first above mentioned, at before me

J. S.

No. 6. Ord. No.5,

1855.

CONDITION.

The condition of the within-written recognizance is such, That whereas the within bounden A. B. was this day (or on last past) charged before me, for that (&c., as in the warrant): And whereas, the examination of the witnesses for the prosecution in this behalf is adjourned until the

day of

instant; if therefore the said A. B. shall appear before me on the said day of instant at

o'clock in the forenoon, or before such other Justice or Justices of the Peace for the said

as may then be there, to answer (further) to the said charge, and to be further dealt with according to law, then the said recognizance to be void, or else to stand in full force and virtue.

No. 18.

NOTICE OF SUCH RECOGNIZANCE TO BE GIVEN TO THE ACCUSED

AND HIS SURETIES.

are

on

day of

Take notice that you, A. B., of bound in the sum of

and your sureties, L. M. and N. O., in the sum of

each, that you, A. B., appear before me, J. S., (one) of Her Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the of

the instant, at

o'clock in the forenoon, at

or before such other Justice or Justices of the Peace for the same

as may then be there, to answer further to the charge made against you by C. D., and to be further dealt with according to law: and unless you, A. B., personally appear accordingly, the recognizances entered into by yourself and sureties will be forthwith levied on you and them. Dated this day of 18

J. S.

No. 19.

CERTIFICATE OF NON-APPEARANCE TO BE INDORSED ON A

RECOGNIZANCE.

I hereby certify that the said A. B. hath not appeared at the time and place in the above condition mentioned, but therein hath made default, by reason whereof the within-written recognizance is forfeited.

J. S.

No. 20.

SEARCH WARRANT.

BAHAMA ISLANDS,

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NEW PROVIDENCE.

To any lawful constable for the island of
Whereas it appears to me,

Esquire, one of Her
Majesty's Justices of the Peace for the said islands
by the information on oath of

that the following goods, to wit,

of
the said

were feloniously stolen, taken, and carried away from

of the said

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