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" ... the defendant may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence... "
Papers Relating to the Foreign Relations of the United States - Page 457
by United States. Department of State - 1887
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The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and ..., Volume 10

1806
...that entrusted to you, if an action be brought against you for any act done by you officially, you may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence; and, if a verdict be tbund for you, or the plaintiff be nonsuit, or discontinue, you are entitled to double...
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A Treatise on the Functions and Duties of a Constable: Containing Details ...

Patrick Colquhoun - Constables - 1803 - 90 pages
...against a Constable for any act done by virtue of his office, he, and all others acting under him, may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence, and if he recovers he shall have double costs. 21 James I. cap. 5. ESCAPES. A Constable permitting a felon...
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An Abridgement of the Laws of the United States: Or, A Complete Digest of ...

William Graydon - Law - 1803 - 639 pages
...sued or prosecuted :"• >r any matter, act or thing done under or by virtue of this act, he or they may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence. [ 15 ] ACT of April 29, 1802. (Vol. VI. p. 114.) 8. SECT. I. Every person who shall, from and after...
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Directions to Church-wardens for the Faithful Discharge of Their Duty: With ...

Church officers - 1805 - 148 pages
...case of a verdict, but also in case the plantiff be nonsuited or discontinue his action. They may also plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence. And they may be removed for misbehaviour, and. others chosen before the ye^r expires. Lamb. Off. Ch. s....
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A Digest of the Law of Actions and Trials at Nisi Prius, Volume 1

Isaac Espinasse - Actions and defenses - 1808
...in substance with the title set out. 2 In trespass against officers of the excise and customs, they may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence. 3. Th«r 3. There is a difference to be observed as to the evidence in actions against the sheriff...
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Acts of the General Assembly of the State of South-Carolina, from ..., Volume 2

South Carolina - Session laws - 1808
...executed, by virtue of, or in pursuT (General fee ed. nuce of the directions of this act, shall and may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence. Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid, That this act shall remain and continue in foree for three...
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences

William Nicholson - 1809
...time. If any action »hall be brought against a justice for any thing done by virtue of his office, he may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence ; and if he recover, he sliall have double costs. Such action shall not be laid but in the county where the...
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A Compendium and Digest of the Laws of Massachusetts

Massachusetts, William Charles White - Law - 1811
...may be sued, is or may be any act or thing done by him, by virtue or in the execution of his office, the defendant may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence, upon filing in the cause a brief statement of such special matter of defence, within such time as the...
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An Abridgment of the Law of Nisi Prius ...

William Selwyn - Nisi prius - 1812 - 1250 pages
...ottices, or against any other persons acting in their aid, and by their command, concerning their offices, the defendant may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence. In other cases, matter of justification must be pleaded specially. Every plea of justification must...
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A Treatise on the Game Laws, and on Fisheries: With an Appendix, Containing ...

Joseph Chitty - Fisheries - 1812
...and Queen Mary, it shall and may be lawful to and for the person or persons so sued or prosecuted to plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence ; and if a verdict shall pass for the defendant, or the plaintiff shall become nonsuit, or suf- AD iris. fer...
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