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LAWS OF ENGLAND:
IN FOUR BOOKS;
AN ANALYSIS OF THE WORK.
SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, KNT.
ONE OF THE JUSTICES OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
CHRISTIAN, CHITTY, LEE, HOVENDEN, AND RYLAND;
Entered according to the Act of Congress in the year 1832, by
Ju tha Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New York.
BOOK III.-OF PRIVATE WRONGS.
OF THE REDRESS OF PRIVATE WRONGS,
3. The redress of civil injuries is one
4. This redress is effected, I. By the mere act of the parties. II. By the mere operation of law. III. By both together, or suit in courts
5. Redress by the mere act of the parties, is that which arises, I. From the sole act of the party injured. II. From the joint act of all the parties
1. Courts of justice, with regard to their several species, are, I. Of a pub3 lic or general jurisdiction throughout the realm. II. Of a private or special jurisdiction
2. Public courts of justice are, I. The
3 3. The general and public courts of common law and equity are, 1. The court of piepoudre. II. The court-baron. III. The hundred court. IV. The county court. V. The court of Common Pleas. VI. The court of King's Bench. VII. The court of Exchequer. VIII. The court of Chancery. (Which two last are courts of equity as well as law). IX. The courts of Exchequer-Chamber. X. The house of Peers. To which may be added, as auxiliaries, XL. The courts of Assise and Nisi Prius
6. Of the first sort are, I. Defence of
18 to 21
OF REDRESS BY THE MERE OPERATION
22 to 25 3. Maritime courts are, I. The court of
Or COURTS IN GENERAL
OF COURTS OF A SPECIAL JURISDIC