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Summons for a Witness to attend and give Evidence,

-.

To the Constable of

[Set forth the complaint as in last precedent.] These are therefore to require you, immediately on receipt hereof, to summon the said E. F. to be and personally appear before me, at in the said county, on the day of- at the hour of in the forenoon, to testify his knowledge of and concerning the premises. Herein fail not. Given under my hand and seal, this day of

1817.

Conviction of Offender.

C. D. is convicted, on the oath of A. B. [or on his confession, if so] of having sold ale, beer, or other liquors, [as the case is in the parish of in this county, on the day of without being licensed according to law, [or after having been disabled to sell the same] for which offence he, the said C. D. hath forfeited the sum of besides the costs and charges attending his conviction, which costs I the said justice do assess at the sum of - pursuant to the Statute in that case made and provided. This is the first, [or second] offence. Given, &c.

Notice of Conviction to the Party, and demand of Penalty and Costs, previous to a Distress Warrant.

To the Constable of

to wit. Whereas C. D. of.

- in the county of

is duly convicted before me, S. P. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, for having sold ale, beer, or other exciseable liquors [as the fact is] without being duly licensed according to law, whereby he hath forfeited the sum of besides the costs and expenses attending the conviction, which costs I have ascertained at the sum of according to the Statute in that case made and provided; These are therefore to authorize and require you the said constable, to demand and receive of and from him the said C. D. the sum of- ; the sum of, being one half

thereof, you are to pay to A. B. of

who informed me of

the said offence, and, the other half thereof, you are to pay to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the said parish of for the use of the poor of the said parish; and if he the said C. D. shall refuse or neglect to pay the said sum of and for the space of three days after notice of this my order (which notice you are hereby required and strictly enjoined to give unto him the said C. D. by either personal service of this my precept, or leaving a copy thereof for him at the place where the said offence was committed) then you are to certify to me such refusal and neglect, in order that such further proceedings may be had thereupon as the Act of Parliament directs. Given under my hand and seal, the 1817.

day of

Warrant of Distress on refusal to pay Penalty and Costs after demand.

To the Constable of

to wit.

Whereas C. D. of

was on the

day of last, duly convicted before me, S. P. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, that he, the said C. D. did, on the — day of

last past,

sell ale, &c. without being duly licensed, whereby he hath forfeited the sum of — besides the costs and expenses attending the conviction, which costs I have ascertained at the sum of. And whereas I the said justice did issue my precept on the day of last, directed to the constable of requiring him to demand and receive of and from the said C. D. the said sum of and the sum of said costs and expenses. And whereas it doth appear to me, upon the oath of the constable aforesaid, that he did, on the day of last, duly demand the said sums of

for the

of and from the said C. D. but that he the said C. D. then and there refused to pay the same; These are therefore to command you forthwith to levy the said sums of ——— and by distraining the goods of him the said C. D. and if within the space of six days next after such distress taken, the said sums, together with the reasonable charges of taking and keeping the said distress shall not be paid, that then you do sell the said goods, and out of the money arising by such sale, that you pay

the sum of, being one half of the penalty, to A. B. of the informer, and the sum of, the other half thereof, to the churchwardens and overseers of the poor of the parish of for the use of the poor of the said parish, rendering to the said C. D. the overplus upon demand. And if the said C. D. is not able to pay the sum of andand sufficient distress cannot be found whereby the same may be levied, then you certify the same to me, together with the return of this my warrant. Given under my hand and seal, this day of 1817.

Constable's Return to be indorsed on the back of the foregoing Warrant.

to wit. M. N. constable of in the said county, maketh oath and saith, that he hath made diligent search for, but doth not find or know of any goods of the within-named C. D. whereon he can levy the sum of money required by the within warrant.

Sworn before the within-named justice,
this day of
-1817.

Warrant of Commitment in default of Distress.

To the Constable of in the said county, and to

the Keeper of the Common Gaol, at

Whereas C. D. of -
day of

in the said county.

in the said county of was on the duly convicted, before me, S. P. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, for selling ale, beer, or other exciseable liquors [as the fact is] without being duly licensed so to do according to the form of the Statute in that case made and provided, whereby he hath forfeited the sum of £20. besides the costs and expenses of the conviction, which costs and expenses I have ascertained and assessed at the sum of

according to the form of the Statute in that case made. and provided. And whereas the said C. D. on the day of had notice of the said conviction, and hath refused or neglected to pay, and hath not paid the said several sums of £20, and; I do, therefore, hereby require and command you, the said constable, to apprehend the said C. D.

and him convey to the common gaol at

in the said

county, and there deliver him to the said keeper thereof, together with this precept. And I do hereby charge and command you, the said keeper of the said gaol, to receive into your custody, in the said gaol, him the said C, D. and him there safely keep for the space of· calendar months, unless he should sooner pay the said several sums of £20. and also the costs, charges, and expenses attending the said conviction. Given under my hand and seal, the day of ------ in the year of our Lord 1817.

The Information against a Person for being drunk.

day of

in the said

The information of J. J. of county of yeoman, exhibited before S. P. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, the in the year of our Lord, 1817, who upon his oath deposeth and saith, That A, B. of in the county aforesaid, labourer, on the day of in the said year 1817, at the parish of in the said county, was drunk, contrary to the Statutes in such case made and provided, whereupon he, the said J. J. prayeth that he the said A. B. may be convicted thereof, and forfeit the sum of 5s. to the use of the poor of the said parish, as by the said Statutes is directed and required.

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that A. B. of day of

in the year 1817, at the parish of in the said county, was drunk, contrary to the Statutes in such case made and provided; These are therefore to require you, on sight hereof, to summon the said A. B. to be and personally appear before me, at · in the said county, on

of

the

day

now next ensuing, at the hour of eleven in the fore

noon of the same day, to make defence and answer unto the said information, and shew cause why the penalty of 5s. should not be levied on the goods of him the said A. B. for the said offence, according to the Statute in such case made and provided; and be you then and there present, to certify what you have done in the premises. Given under my hand and seal, the day of in the year 1817.

A Conviction of Drunkenness by a Justice on his own View. -to wit. Be it remembered, that on the

day of in the 57th year of the reign of our sovereign Lord, George the Third, King of the united kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, at the parish of in the county of

S. P. Esq. one of the justices of our said Lord the King, assigned to keep the peace of our said Lord the King, in and for the said county of and also to hear and determine divers felonies, trespasses, and other misdemeanors committed in the said county, personally saw and viewed one A. B. late of the parish aforesaid, labourer, drunk, contrary to the form of the Statutes in such case made and provided; whereupon it is considered and adjudged by me, the said justice, that the said A. B. be convicted, and he is by me accordingly hereby convicted of the offence of drunkenness, upon my own view then and there had, according to the form of the Statute in such case made and provided; and I do hereby adjudge, that the said A. B. for his said offence, has forfeited the sum of 5s. to be paid and distributed; and which I hereby order to be paid and distributed, as the law in that behalf directs. In witness whereof, I, the said justice, to this present conviction have set my hand and seal, the day and year above written.

Warrant to the Churchwardens to receive the Penalty.
To the Churchwardens of the parish of in the
said county.

Whereas A. B. of in the said county of labourer, is convicted before me, S. P. Esq. one of His Majesty's justices of the peace in and for the said county, for that he, the said A. B. on the day of

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