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PLEAS OF THE CROWN;

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A SYSTEM OF THE PRINCIPAL MATTERS RELATING TO THAT

SUBJECT, DIGESTED UNDER PROPER HEADS.

BY

WILLIAM HAWKINS,

SERJEANT AT LAW.

The Eighth Edition, in Two Wolumes.

VOL. I.

OF CRIMINAL OFFENCES.

ARRANGED ACCORDING TO THE ANALYSIS OF BLACKSTONE, WITH THE STATUTES

AND DECISIONS DOWN TO THE PRESENT TIME,

BY JOHN CURWOOD, ESQ.

BARRISTER AT LAW.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR S. SWEET, 3, CHANCERY LANE; R. PHENEY, INNER TEMPLE-LANE;

A. MAXWELL, 21, AND R. STEVENS AND SONS, 39, BELL YARD,
LINCOLN'S INN; LAW BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS;

AND J. CUMMING, DUBLIN,

1824.

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LOND ON:
PRINTED BY C. KOWORTH, BELL YARD,

TEN I'LL RAR.

TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE

SIR CHARLES ABBOTT, KNT.

LORD CHIEF JUSTICE

OF

ENGLAND.

MY LORD,

I FEEL much gratified in dedicating this new Edition of HAWKINS'S PLEAS OF THE CROWN to your Lordship, inasmuch as it affords me the public opportunity of expressing my feelings of deep respect, (in common, I believe, with the Profession at large,) for that profound legal erudition which justly called your Lordship to the eminent station which you now fill. And having long practised in your Lordship’s Court, it is with equal gratitude I acknowledge the kindness and urbanity I have ever received at your hands in the performance of my professional duties.

That

your Lordship may long enjoy the vigour of Health adequate to the discharge of your ardent duties, is my sincere wish; nor will the completion of that wish be solely to your Lord

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