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JOHN JERVIS, ESQ., Q. C.
OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW, WITH A PATENT OF PRECEDENCE.
fifth American, from the Tenth London Eostíon, much Enlarged and Xmproved.
BY W. N. WELSBY, ESQ.,
CF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW, RECORDER OF CHESTER.
NO. 144 NASSAU STREET,
1 84 6.
Note.-The references throughout this work, refer to the original pages, as numbered in the margin.
MERRIAM AND COOKE, PRINTERS,
WEST BROOKFIELD, MASS.
This Edition brings down the Statutes to the close of the session 8 & 9 Victoriæ, and the Cases to the following Reports, inclusive:- Moody's Crown Cases, Vol. II; Moody & Robinson's Nisi Prius Cases, Vol. II; Carrington & Kirwan's Nisi Prius Cases, Vol. I; Queen's Bench Reports, Vol. V, Part 4, and Davison & Merivale's Reports in the Queen's Bench, Vol. I, Part 4.
The offences of Forestalling, Regrating, and Engrossing having been abolished by the stat. 7 & 8 Vict. c. 24, the Section relating to them in the former editions has been omitted. And the head of “ Fraudulent Bankruptcy” has been transferred from the chapter relating to Offences against Public Justice, to that which treats of Offences against Public Trade, to which it seems more naturally to belong.
Temple, Jan. 25, 1846.
In this Edition the statutes are brought down to the close of the session 5 & 6 Victoriæ, and the Cases to the following Reports, inclusive :-Moody's Crown Cases, Vol. II, Part 1; Moody & Robinson's Nisi Prius cases, Vol. II, Part 3; Carrington & Marshman's Nisi Prius Cases, Vol. I, Part 2; Adolphus & Ellis's Queens Bench Reports, New Series, Vol. I, Part 2, and Gale & Davison's Reports in the same Court, Vol. II, Part 2. The references have been examined and verified.
J. J. Dec. 1st, 1942.
It has been my anxious wish, in preparing the Fourth Edition of this little Work, to render it deserving of the distinguished favour with which the two first editions were received by the profession and the public. With this view I have carefully expunged the errors which have pervaded the last edition, the work of an anonymous editor, and have endeavoured to arrange, under their appropriate divisions, the recent decisions and modern enactments upon the subject of the Criminal Law. I have found it necessary to reframe most of the indictments in the First Part of the Second Book, which I have done after an attentive consideration of the operative words of the respective statutes ; and, to render the Work of more general practical utility, I have thought it expedient to add several additional sections, which, with the other new matter, has considerably augmented the bulk of the Work. The increased utility of the Work will, I trust, be a sufficient apology for the increase in size.
I cannot forego this opportunity of acknowledging publicly my obligations to Mr. Baron VAUGHAN, by whose inindulgence I have been enabled to insert, in the body of the Work, many cases decided by the twelve Judges which are not reported.