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been comm. within the limits of his ordinary 9G. 4.

juris. Id. s. 7. COMPETENCY OF WITNESSES. The affirmation of Quakers and Moravians ad- c. 34.

missible evidence. 9 Geo. 4. c. 32. s. l. The party whose name is forged is a competent s. 2.

witness in prosecutions for forgery. Id. s. 2. Every pun. for felony, after it has been endured, s. 3.

shall have the effect of a pardon under the

great seal. No misd. except perjury shall render a party an in- s. 4.

competent witness, after he has undergone

the pun. Id. s. 4.
Of the birth of dead bastard children.
A woman delivered of a child, and shall by secret 9G. 4.

burying, or otherwise disposing of the dead c. 31.
body, endeavouring to conceal the birth,
misd. pun. Impr. with or without H. L. not
ex. 2 yrs. in the com. g. or h. c. It is not ne-
cessary to prove whether the child died be-
fore or after its birth. 9 Geo. 4. c. 31.

s. 14.

If any woman tried for the murder of her

child shall be acquitted, the jury who ac-
quitted her, may find, in case it shall appear
in evidence that she was delivered of a child,
and that she did by secret burying, or other-

9 G.4. c.31. s.14.


wise disposing of the dead body, endeavour to conceal its birth; and in that case the Ct. may pass such sentence as if she had been convicted upon an indictment for concealing the birth. Id.

If a woman is tried for the misd. of concealment, the Ct. has no power of or

dering the expences of the prosecution, &c. CONFESSION. The confession of a prisoner is sufficient, though

there is no other proof of his having comm. the offence, or of the offence having been comm., if that confession was in

consequence of a charge against him. Rex v. Eldridge,

R. & R. C. C. R. 400.
A confession obtained without threat or pro-

mise is admissible. Rex v. Thompson, R. &

M. C. C. R. 27.
Unless a confession is obtained by telling a pri-

soner it would be better for him to confess,
or worse for him if he did not, and unless it
came within the broad rule of threat or pro-
mise, it ought to be received. Oxford Sp.

Ass. 1828. By Park, J.
To keep witnesses out of the way,

is an indictable offence.

See Rex v. Smith, M. S. T. T. 1828.

c. 31.

Assault in pursuance of a conspiracy to raise 9 G. 4.

wages, pun. Impr. with or without H. L., not
ex. 2 yrs. or Fine, with sureties for keeping

the peace, 9 Geo. 4, c. 31. s. 25,
Assaulting, the like pun. Id.
See Indictment, post.
See Indictment, post.
Form of, in injury to the person, given by the

statute 9 Geo. 4. c. 31. s. 35. In malicious injuries. Id. In larceny, the like. 7 & 8 Geo. 4. c. 29. 7 & 8 G.4.

s. 71.

c. 29.

c. 64.

Depositions before, for murder and manslaughter, 76. 4.

to be certified to the Ct. in which the trial is

to be. 7 Geo. 4. C. 64. 8. 4. Neglecting so to do, punishable in a summary s.5.

way by the Ct. as the Ct. shall think fit. Id.

S. 5.

s. 6.

And this extends to coroners as well of Cos. as

other jurisdictions. Id. s. 6. COSTS. See Expences, post.

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9 G. 4.

c. 29.

Stealing from mines, fel. pun. the same as for

simple larceny, (by this act, sect. 3.) 7 &
8 Geo. 4. c. 29. s. 320.00

See Larceny, post.
COIN. SONDS 901 nf bogeqo 30. Jom!
Offences agt. Having counterfeit coin (a) in
de possession, with intent to u

to utter it as good is
there is no criminal act done.
Rex v. Stewart, R. & Ry. C. C. R. 288.
Procuring it with intent to utter it as good, is a

misd. ; having a large quantity of it, is evi-
dence that it was procured with that intent,
unless there be circumstances to show that
the deft. was the maker of it. Rex v. Fuller,
Id. 308.

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(a) Inconvenience having arisen in the law department of
· his majesty's mint, from the neglect of immediate communica-
tion on the commitment of persons charged with offences relating
to the coin, against whom it is wished the mint should adopt
prosecutions, it is recommended that in all cases the commiting
magistrate or his

clerk do, without delay, transmit copies of the informations of such witnesses as are taken, together with every other particular in explanation of the evidence, to the office of the solicitor, that the same may be submitted to the Board of Mint Officers for their determination and directions, and in due course the result will be communicated.

And also in all cases where advice or assistance is required,
if the same be applied for, the solicitor will
facility, and in many

is to intends ord every

ments, such reference would save considerable additional
trouble and expence to all parties concerned, but more parti-
cularly to the witnesses, who can obtain
the county

c. 10.


tificers, p. 11, ante. COMMISSION OF THE JUDGES. When the judge's commissions (on the circuit) 3 G. 4.

cannot be opened in time, a quorum commis-
sion may open them the next day, and the re-
cords are to be drawn up as if the commission
was opened on the proper day; and the cause
of delay to be certified to the lord chancellor.

3 Geo. 4. c. 10. s. 1, 2.
COMMITMENTS. (Summary Conviction.)
Where one J. may commit. See Bail, p. 16,

ante. When remand. Id. When two Js. may commit. Id.

When remand. Id. In exclusive juris., Js. P. may commit for trial at 60 G. 3.

c. 14. the assizes for capital offs., 60 Geo. 3. c. 14.

s. 1.

s. 2.

And bind over the parties to prosecute, and give evidence there.

Id. s. 2.
The expences allowed by the Judge, are to s. 3.

be paid by the local jurisdiction. Id. s. 3.

But see Expences, p. 50, post.
For offences at sea. The Coms. of O. and T. for 76.4.

trying offs, comm. at sea, or one or more Js. c. 38.
P. may take

elative to offs. that is,
robbery, murder, con-

nature or kind

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