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ship or vessel in distress, wrecked, &c. offered 7 & 8 G.4.
the same, or give notice of the seizure,
not ex. 201. as the J. shall order.
thereof, or any snare or engine for taking
SUMMARY CONVICTION-continued. 7 & 8 G. 4.
unlawful purposes, pun. on conv. to forfeit
and pay notex. 201. 7 & 8 Geo.4. c. 29. s. 27. If such person shall not be liable to conv. un
der the provisions of this act, then the J. at his disc. as the evidence given, and the cire cumstances of the case require, may summon before him any person through whose hands such deer, or the head, &c. shall have passed, and if the person from whom the same shall have first passed, or who shall have had possession thereof, shall not satisfy the J. that he came lawfully by the same, pen, as
for deer stealing. Id. See Deer, p. 40, ante. Destroying rabbits and hares in warrens, breeding
grounds, &c. in the night time, or in the day time. 7 & 8 Geo. 4. c. 29. S. 30. See
p. 109, ante. c. 30.
Stealing dogs, beasts, or birds. Id. c. 30. s. 31.
See Beasts, p. 19, ante.
See Pigeons, p. 133, ante.
p. 56, ante.
magistrates. Id. s. 39. See p. 68, ante.
Stealing fences. 6. 40. Stealing or cutting, breaking or throwing
SUMMARY CONVICTION-continued. down, with intent to steal any part of
live 7 & 86.4. or dead fence, or any wooden post, pale or rail set up or used as a fence, or any gate, or any part thereof respectively, pen. for first offence, forfeit and pay above the amount of articles stolen, or the amount of injury done, not less than 5l. pen. for every off. comm. after the first off.
pun. on conv. as aforesaid, comm. to the co. g. or h. cor. to H. L. not ex. 12 cal. m.; and if the subsequent conv. shall be before 2 Js. P. they may further order the off. if a male, to be once, twice or thrice pub. or priv. W. after the expiration of 4 days from the conv.
7 & 8 Geo. 4. c. 29. s. 40. Suspected persons having stolen wood in their s. 41.
possession. Id. s.41. See Wood, p. 188, post. Stealing vegetables in gardens. Id. s. 42. See
Gardens, p. 67, ante.
See Vegetables, p. 185.
or without a name, or with a fictitious name
4 G.4. c. 54.
pun. at the
7 & 8 G.4. c. 29.
or signature, threatening to kill or murder, or to burn or destroy any house, outhouse, barn, stacks of corn or grain, hay or
traw, or procuring, aiding or abetting therein, or forcibly rescuing any person from the lawful custody officer or other
person, disc. of the Ct. Tr. for life, or 7 yrs. as the Ct. shall adjudge, or Impr. only, or Impr. with H. L. in the co. g. or h. cor. not ex. 7 yrs.
4 Geo. 4. c. 54. The like threatening to accuse a person of any
crime, punishable with death, transportation
See p. 101. ante.
p. 78, ante. TREASON, Petty. Petty treason is abolished, to be treated as murder
only, and no greater off. 9 Geo. 4. c. 31.
(a) It was determined in the case of Rex v. Wagstoff, that dropping a letter in a man's way that he might pick it up, was a sending it to him. Russ. & Ry. C.C. R. 398.
c. 30. s. 19, 20. 7& 8 G. 4.
by 7 & 8 Geo. 4. c. 30.
any real or personal property whatsoever,
to the J. a reasonable compen
(a) This penalty of 51. is not to be awarded at all events'; the amount of damage must be ascertained in each case, and then a reasonable compensation awarded to the party injured, according to the amount of the injury proved ; the magistrate is not to go beyond 5l. and he is not to award 51. unless the damage done is proved to amount to that sum.
(6) If the party is examined as a witness to prove the charge, he loses all claim to any part of the penalty.
(c) That is, to be paid to one of the overseers of the place, to be by him paid over to the general co. rate.