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forthwith to convey the said A. B. to t/re (common gaol or
other pr ison) at , in the said (parish), 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. in your custody in the said (common gaol or
other prison), and there safely keep him until the
day of instant, when I hereby command you
to have him at at o'cloch in
the forenoon of the sanze day, before me or before such other
_justice or _justices of the peace _for the said (parish) 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 other-
wise ordered in the mean tirne.
Given under my hand, t/ris day of
in the ,year of our Lord at
in tie parish aforesaid. J S

Q. 2.

RECOGNIZANCE OF HAIL INSTEAD OF REMAND ON AN
ADJOURNMENT OF EXAMINATION.

Be it remembered, That on the clay of in the year of our Lord A. B. of , labourer, L. M. of gentleman, and N. 0. of , planter, personally came before me, one of her majesty’s justices of the peace _for the said (parish), and severally acknowledge 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. O. the sum of each, of good and lawful money of this island, 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, ~ he the said A. B. fail in the condition endorsed. Taken and acknowledged the day and year _first above mentioned, at before me. J S

Condition.

The condition of the within written recognizance is such, that whereas the within bounden A. B. uas this day (or on last past) charged before me, for that (§‘c., as in the warrant): And whereas the cavaminatwn of the witnesses for the prosecution in this behalf is aryourned until the day of instant. I/Q

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

o'clock in the forenoon, or before such otlier justice or justices of the peace for the said (parish) as may then be there to answer (further) to the said charge, and to be furt/ier dealt with according to law, then the said recognizance to be void, or else to stand infullj'orce and virtue.

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NOTICE OF SUCH EECOGNIZANCE TO BE GIVEN TO THE
ACCU8ED AND HIS SURETIES.

Sched. Q. 3.

Take notice that you, A. B., of are

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 (parish) of in

the day of

instant, at o'clock in the forenoon at

or before such other justice or justices of the peace for the same (parish) as may then be there to anstcer further to the charge made agaist you by C. D., and to be furtlier dealt with according to law; and unless you, A. B., personally appear accordingly, the recognizance entered into by yourself and sureties will be forthwith levied on you and them. ,

Dated this day of 18

J. S.

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Q. 4.

CERTIFICATE OF NON-APPEARANCE TO BE ENDORSED ON
THE RECOGNIZANCE.

/ 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 t/ie within written recognizance is forfeited.

J. o.

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WARRANT. TO CONVEY THE ACCUSED BEFORE A JUSTICE OF
THE PARISH, ETC., IN WHICH THE OFFENCE WAS COM-
MITTED.

soheduie H. To "W. T., constable of

officers in the said parish of
Whereas A. B. of

and to all other peace (labourer) hath this day been cfiarged before the undersigned (one) of her majesty's i3Vic.c.24. justices of the peace in and for the said parish of -1^^,

for that (Sfc, as in the warrant to apprehend ); isso. And whereas (I) haoe taken the deposition of C. D., a witness examined by (me) in this behalf, but inasmuch as (I) am informed that the principal witnesses to prove the said offence against the said A. B. reside in the (parish) of C. w/iere the said offence is alleged to have been committed: These are therefore to command you, the said constable, in her majesty's name, forthwith to take and convey the said A. B. to the said (parish) of C, and there carry him before some justice or justices of the peace in and for that (parish), and near unto the (parish of ) w/iere the

offence is alleged to have been committed, to answer further to
the said charge before him or them, and to be further dealt
with according to law; And (I) hereby further command you,
the said constable, to deliver to the said justice or justices the
information in this behalf, and also the said deposition of C.
D., now given in your possession for t/iat purpose, together
with this precept.

Given under my liand, this day of

in the year of our Lord at

in the parish aforesaid.

J. S.

16 and 17 Vic. c. 107.] The customs' consolidation act. 16417 vie.

Beit. [1853.] Mweui.

1853.

[As to complaints and disputes between merchants and others and the officers of customs relating to the customs and the conduct of officers and others concerned therein.']

16 and 17 Vic. c. 107, sec. 38.] In any of the foregoing cases, inquiries or whenever it shall be necessary for the commissioners of ISiion»m' customs or their officers to institute any inquiry to ascertain the Jjjfjy""' truth or facts with respect to any employment or matter relating committo any business under their management or control or incident WjonT'"" thereto, or the conduct of officers or persons employed therein, SheM>ffiTMd such inquiries shall and may be made or conducted by the com- «"ofcu"mis8ioners for the time being, or any one or more of them, or by any surveyor general, inspector general, collector or comptroller, or other officer of the customs, or by such person or persons as the commissioners of customs shall direct and appoint for that

Eurpose; and when upon any such inquiry proof on oath shall oath may e required by the persons so conducting the same, such person tere4.mlD" shall and may administer such oath to any person attending before him as aforesaid, and if any person so examined as a

1853. Persons

false oath deemed guilty of perjury.

Power to summon witnesses.

ic & 17 Vic. witness before such person shall be convicted of giving false British »tat. evidence on his examination on oath before the person conducting such inquiry, every such person so convicted shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and shall be liable to the pains and convicted of penalties thereof.

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39. Upon any such inquiry or examination, it shall be lawful for the commissioners of customs, or any one or more of them, or for any such surveyor general, inspector general, collector, comptroller, or otherofficer of the customs, or persons so authorized or directed by the commissioners of customs to conduct such inquiry or examination, to summon any person required as a witness to appear before the said commissioners, inspector general, collector, comptroller, surveyor general, or other officer or person authorized to conduct such inquiry or examination, as the case may be, to attend on the hearing thereof at the time and place to be specified in such summons, to give evidence upon oath of the truth of any facts appertaining to such inquiry, or any other matter touching or relating thereto; and every person so summoned, having his reasonable expenses for such attendance, if required, tendered to him at the time of service of such summons, who shall neglect or refuse to appear according to the exigency thereof, or who having so appeared, shall refuse to fcike the oath, or shall refuse to give evidence, or to answer according to the best of his knowledge and belief, any question when thereunto required, shall for every such default or offence forfeit the sum of £20.

Regulations 40. The commissioners of customs shall from time to time u7in"iuiri«» make such rules and orders for the proper conduct of such inquiries as aforesaid as may be expedient, and as in their judgment shall be necessary or proper: and such rules and orders shall be observed on the conduct of such inquiries, until annulled or varied by the authority of the said commissioners.

VII. Inquests.

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11 Geo. III. c. 15.] For settling the proceedings and fees of the MandAet. coroners of this island, (a) ^Tm*^

Isld. [19th Dec. 1770.1

J Preamble.

!l Geo. III. c. 15, sec. 1.] Whereas by the laws and statutes of England, coroners are obliged under certain penalties to issue warrants for summoning jurors, and to take inquisitions on the bodies of all persons who shall die in gaol or be found dead in other places; which laws and statutes are in force in this island: And whereas the coroners of this island are subject and coroner, liable to such penalties, Be it enacted, That upon any body being o?«nbodylc° found dead in any of the parishes in this island, the coroner of such Jj^Jjf Sund parish shall upon the first notice or information thereof to him **"• "Jj* given, cause the body to be viewed, and an inquisition taken <fcc thereon, agreeable to the laws of England in such case made and provided, and act in every matter and thing relative thereto, agreeable to such laws.

58 Geo. III. c. 23.] For further regulating the ditties of c"j3.

„„____, * Island Act.

coroner. v_^-v^^

Isld. [20th December, 1817.] lsn.

58 Geo. III. c. 23, sec. 2.] Wliereas it has frequently happened that coroners have neglected to perform the duties of their office within this island, and it has been found necessary more effectually to compel the holding inquests on the bodies of persons who die suddenly, or may be slain, drowned, wounded, or poisoned, or may die by any cause, or in any manner otherwise than according to the common course of nature, Be it therefore enacted, That the owner, manager, or overseer of any of proper-' property, who shall omit to inform the coroner of the parish tingTM" wherein such property is situate, or in the absence from home |£froTMr'he or sickness of such coroner, any justice of the peace of such *"-.<•> the parish, of the death of any person who may suddenly die, or be death of any slain, drowned, wounded, or poisoned, or may die by any cause boTndi'cted or in any manner otherwise than according to the common '"J*6 Sa

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course of nature, on such property, shall be indicted as and for Amim a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof in the supreme or howpun" assize court, shall be subject to such punishment by fine or i,,h»ble imprisonment, or both as the court may award : Provided, That TM0' such fine shall not exceed the sum of £500 current money of this island, and such imprisonment shall not exceed the space of six months.

(a) As to fees, sec 41 Geo. Hi. c. 13, Tit. Cohosh.-. (Ante.)

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