A View of the Jurisprudence of the Isle of Man; with the History of Its Ancient Constitution, Legislative Government, and Extraordinary Privileges; To

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General Books, 2013 - 60 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1811 edition. Excerpt: ...in the year, and report their condidon to the governor; and the said arms shall go and descend to their heirs and assigns, in place of the ancient weapons of war called corbs, and be a full satisfaction for the same. A. T. 1665. Arrest. No action of arrest shall be granted against a landed man or native within this isle, to imprison or hold him to bail, unless he has obtained the governor's pass, or that there is some other just cause to believe he designs to go off the island: and that any person prosecuted for a foreign debt by an action of arrest, shall be held to bail only for his personal appearance to such action, and for the forthcoming of what effects he hath within this island f. No arrest for debt or contract without specialtty shall be granted but upon the affidavit in writing of the complainant, or some proper person in that behalf, according to the best of his judgment and belief, and not otherwise. Which affidavit is to specify the cause of such debt or contract, and that the same is just and reasonable, according to the nature thereof; which affidavit may be taken by the clerk of the rolls, or other person duly authorised by the court or magistrate for that purpose. And such affidavit shall be annexed to, and filed with the process of arrest; for the taking and filing thereof sevenpence only is to be paid. And process of arrest for debts due by specialty may be granted without affidavit, upon sight of such specialty, and a recital thereof in such process. Provided, That if any person who shall be liable to any civil process for debt, contract, or otherwise, shall be about to leave the island without settling the same, it shall be lawful for the person likely to be aggrieved (taking with him a civil officer), to stop such...

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