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A Law Dictionary and Glossary: Containing Full Definitions of the Principal ... - Page 531
by Alexander Mansfield Burrill - 1859
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The Justice of the Peace, and Parish Officer

Richard Burn - Justices of the peace - 1820
...Chut. dim. Law, 489. IF VES droppers are such as listen under walls or windows, or the eves of houses, to hearken after discourse, and thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tales ; are a common nuisance, and presentable at a court leet ; or are indictable at the sessions, and are...
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The British Constitution, Or an Epitome of Blackstone's Commentaries on the ...

Sir William BLACKSTONE, Vincent Wanostrocht - Constitutional law - 1823 - 845 pages
...thatched or timber buildings, declared to be a common nuisance. 7- Eaves-droppers, or such as listen under walls or windows, or the eaves of a house, to...thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tales, are a common nuisance and presentable at the court-leet : or are indictable at the sessions, and punishable...
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A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown: Or, A System of the ..., Volume 1

William Hawkins, John Curwood - Criminal procedure - 1824
...(2) and it seemeth to be and the Eaves- Dropping. Eaves-droppers, or such as listen under walls and windows,./ or the eaves of a house, to hearken after...thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tales, are a common nuisance, and presentable at the court-leet. — (Kitch. of Courts, 20.) Of (2) That is...
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A General Abridgment and Digest of American Law: With Occasional ..., Volume 7

Nathan Dane - Law - 1824
...the English books, described as persons who listen under walls or windows, or the eaves of houses, to hearken after discourse, and thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tales. Such offenders exist in this and every State, though not always known by the name of eavesdropper....
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Commentaries on the laws of England. [Another], Volume 4

sir William Blackstone - Law - 1825
...12 Geo. III. c. 61. under heavy penalties and forfeiture (12). 6. Eaves-droppers, or such as listen under walls or windows, or the eaves of a house, to...thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tales, are a common nusance, and presentable at the court-leet t : or are indictable at the sessions, and...
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Commentaries on the Laws of England: In Four Books, Volume 4

Sir William Blackstone - 1825
...Geo. III. c. 61. under heavy penalties and forfeiture ( 1 2). 6. Eaves-droppers, or such as listen under walls or windows, or the eaves. of a house,...thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tales, are a common nusance, and presentable at the court-leet t : or are indictable at the sessions, and...
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Treatise on Crimes and Indictable Misdemeanors

William Oldnall Russell - Criminal law - 1826
...of unnatural and monstrous shape for money is a misdemeanor, (u) Eaves droppers, or such as listen under walls or windows, or the eaves of a house, to...thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tales, are a common nuisance, and presentable at the court leet ; or are indictable at the sessions, and punishable...
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A Practical Treatise Upon the Authority and Duty of Justices of the Peace in ...

Daniel Davis - Criminal procedure - 1828 - 471 pages
...squibs, or throwing them about in any street ; evesdroppers, or such as listen under walls or windows, to hearken after discourse, and thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tales. || Also to make great noises in the night with speaking trumpets or horns, to the disturbance of the...
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The Register of Pennsylvania: Devoted to the Preservation of Facts ..., Volume 7

Samuel Hazard - Pennsylvania - 1831
...language of the law, "Eaves-Droppers are persona who listen under the walls or windows or the envés of a house, to hearken after discourse, and thereupon to frame slanderous and mischievous tales, and they are said to be a commun nuisance, and indictable and punishable by fine, and to find surety...
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Hazard's Register of Pennsylvania, Volume 7

Pennsylvania - 1831
...second in the county. In the language of the law, "Eaves-Dropper* are persons who listen under the walls or windows or the eaves of a house, to hearken after discourse, and there' It is true, there was an indictment and conviction for tliis offence in this county. but the...
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