Parish Law: Or, A Guide to Justices of the Peace, Ministers, Church-wardens, Overseers of the Poor, Constables, Surveyors of the Highways, Vestry-clerks, and All Others Concerned in Parish Business: Compiled from the Common, Statute, and Other Authentick Books; as Also from Some Adjudged Cases Never Before Published: Together with Correct Forms of Warrants, Commitments, Indictments, Presentments, Convictions, &c. To which is Added a Choice Collection of Precedents for Justices of the Peace, Communicated by an Able Hand. With a New and Correct Table

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H. Lintot, 1753 - Constables - 389 pages

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Page 248 - ... a convenient stock of flax, hemp, wool, thread, iron, and other necessary ware and stuff to set the poor on work, and also competent sums of money for and towards the necessary relief of the lame, impotent, old, blind, and such other among them being poor and not able to work...
Page 125 - Correction, there to be kept to hard labour for any time not exceeding three calendar months...
Page 125 - ... interlude, tragedy, comedy, opera, play, farce or other entertainment of the stage...
Page 248 - ... for setting to work all such persons, married or unmarried, having no means to maintain them , and use no ordinary and daily trade of life to get their living by...
Page 281 - Moravian, be permitted to make his or her solemn affirmation or declaration, instead of taking an oath, in all places and for all purposes whatsoever where an oath is or shall be required either by the common law or by any act of parliament already made or hereafter to be made...
Page 128 - Yam, or other Refuse of Cloth, Drugget, or other Woollen Goods, or Goods mixed with Wool (Flocks and Pinions only excepted), above the Quantity of Three Pounds, shall be found...
Page 354 - ... be levied by distress and sale of the offender's goods and chattels, by warrant under the hand and seal or hands and seals of such Justice or Justices...
Page 189 - ... take and receive so much of the rents and profits of the lands and tenements of such lunatic, and...
Page 354 - ... shall wilfully and wittingly omit the performance of his duty in the execution of this act, he shall forfeit the sum of...
Page 127 - House of Correction, before the Expiration of the Term for which they were committed or ordered to be confined by virtue of this Act ; and all Persons who after having been punished as Rogues and Vagabonds, and discharged, shall again commit any of the said Offences, shall be deemed Incorrigible Rogues within the true Intent and Meaning of this Act.

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