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INJURIES TO THE PERSON-continued.
Child stealing. See p. 26, ante.
Arresting clergymen during divine service, or go-
A prisoner wilfully and fraudulently omitting in 7 G 4. his schedule any effects or property what- c. 57. soever, or retaining or excepting out of his schedule, as wearing apparel, bedding, working tools and implements, or other necessaries, property of greater value than 207. with intent to defraud his or her creditors; and every person aiding and assisting him (or her) (a) to do so, on conv. to be deemed guilty of a misd. pun. Impr. with H. L. not ex. 3 yrs. 7 Geo. 4. c. 57. s. 70.
Persons forswearing in any oath to be taken s. 71. under this act, pun. as for perjury. Id.
Quakers making false affirmations, incur and
shall suffer the same pen. as for perjury. Id. INTERPRETATION,
General rule of, relating to any offence what- 7 & 8 G. 4.
ever, punishable upon ind. or summary juris.
(a) The words "or her," which no doubt were intended to have been inserted, are omitted in the statute.
7 & 8 G. 4. c. 28.
7 G. 4. c. 64.
under the 7 & 8 Geo. 4. c. 28. or any other
In describing or referring to the offence or the
subject matter, on or with respect to which it shall be comm. or the offender, or the party affected or intended to be affected by the offence hath used or shall use words importing the singular number, or the masculine gender only, yet the statute shall be understood to include several matters, as well as one matter; and several persons, as well as one person; and females, as well as males; and bodies corporate, as well as individuals; unless it be otherwise specially provided, or there is something in the subject or context repugnant to such construction, and whenever any forfeit. or pen. is payable to a party aggrieved, it shall be payable to a body corporate in every case where such body shall be the party aggrieved. 7 & 8 Geo. 4.
c. 28. s. 14.
On indictment for felony without benefit of
Where a person is indicted for any offence for
which by this or any other statute or statutes made or to be made, the offender is or shall be excluded from the benefit of clergy,
such person shall be equally excluded from 7G. 4.
Of death in capital cases. Sentence of death, post.
Assaulting to prevent them working. See p. 14.
Unlawfully and maliciously killing, maiming 7 & 8 G. 4.
7 & 8 G. 4. c. 30.
5 G. 4. c. 53.
Impr. not ex. 4 yrs. If a male, to be once,
Maiming cattle. See Maiming, post.
Stealing or embezzling His Majesty's am-
Punishment of, in certain
cases of misd. 3 G. 4. c. 114.
The Ct. may sentence an offender to Impr. with H. L. for any term, not ex. the term for which the Ct. might before the passing of this act, Impr. for such offences either in add. to or in lieu of any other pun. which may be inflicted on offender by any law in force before this act, that is to say, attempt to commit fel. riot, uttering counterfeit mo
ney, knowing the same to be counterfeit, 3 G. 4.
LARCENY (a)-General Clauses (b).
The distinction between grand and petty larceny. s. 2. is abolished, and every larceny, whatever may be the value of the property stolen, shall be of the same nature, and subject to the same incidents as grand larceny was before the 1st July, 1827, and every Ct. whose power as to the trial of larceny, was before the 1st July, 1827, limited to petty larceny shall have power to try every case of larceny, the pun. of which cannot ex. the pun. for
(a) To constitute the offence of larceny, there must be a taking from the possession, a carrying away against the will of the owner, and a felonious intent to convert to the offender's use.
(b) The larceny consolidation act (7 & 8 G. 4. c. 29.) commenced 1 July 1827.