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JUSTICE OF THE PEACE
THE TWENTY-NINTH EDITION,
CORRECTED AND GREATLY ENLARGED,
CASES & STATUTES TO 7 & 8 VICT., INCLUSIVE,
By MR. COMMISSIONER BERE,
OP THE EXETER DISTRICT COURT OF BANKRUPTCY;
THE REST OF THE WORK
BY THOMAS CHITTY, Esq.,
OF THE INNER TEMPLE.
IN SIX VOLUMES.
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JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,
I. The Measure of Corn: Corn Rents, 1.
[7 & 8 Geo. IV. c. 30, s. 17; 7 Will. IV. & 1 Vict. c. 89, s. 10.] III. Ascertaining the Price of Grain for regulating the Importation and Exportation thereof, 2 to 17.
[5 Vict. c. 14.] IV. Obstructing the free Passage of Corn, 17.
[9 Geo. IV. c. 31.] V. Forms, 22.
sheaf without measuring.
1. The Measure of Corn.-Corn Rents. TO buy or sell corn in the sheaf, before it is threshed and measured, Buying corn in the is against the common law of England; and the reason thereof seemeth to be for that by such sale the market is in effect forestalled. (3 Inst. 197.)
The 22 Car. II. c. 8, ss. 2, 3, and 22 Car. II. c. 12. relating to the sell- Measure of corn. ing or buying of corn otherwise than by particular measure, are repealed by stat. 5 Geo. IV. c. 74, s. 23. (See stat. 5 Geo. IV. c. 74, s. 23, and 5 & 6 Will. IV. c. 63, tit.“ Weights and Measures,” Vol. VI., pointing out the law as to measures in general).
In R. v. Mayor (4 T. Ř. 750), decided before the passing of the 5 Geo. IV., it was held illegal to sell corn by any other measure than the Winchester bushel. In R. v. Arnold (5 T. R. 353; Paley, 83), a conviction for buying a certain quantity of wheat, to wit, fifteen bushels, contrary to 22 & 23 Car. II. c. 12, was held sufficiently certain.
For the mode of ascertaining rents, &c. payable in grain, malt or other commodity, in England and Ireland, see 5 & 6 Will. IV. c. 63,
. 14, 15, tit. “ Weights and Measures," Vol. VI.
II. Cutting Corn growing, Burning Stacks and Crops
of Corn. By the 43 Eliz, c. 7, ss. 1, 2, it was enacted, that every person who Cutting com should unlawfully cut or take away any corn or grain growing, being growing. Vol. II.