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By SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, Knight,
One Of Ths Justices Of His Majesty's Court Of Common Pleas.
SUCH NOTES OF ENDURING VALUE AS HAVE BEEN PUBLISHED IN
A COPIOUS ANALYSIS OF THE CONTENTS;
And Additional Notes with References to English and American Decisions and Statutes,
SOME CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE STUDY OF THE LAW.
By THOMAS M. COOLEY,
Jay Professor Of Law In The University Of Michigan, And Author or
VOL. 2. INCLUDING BOOKS III & IV.
Entered according to act of Congress in the year eighteen hundred and seventy.
Entered according to act of Congress, In the year eighteen hundred and seventy-two,
CHARLES VAN BENTHUYSEN * SONS,
PRINTERS, STEREOTYPERS AND BINDERS,
ALBANY, NEW YORK.
CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME.
BOOK III. OF PRIVATE WRONGS.
Chapter' I. Of the Redress of Private Wrongs by the mere act of the Parties,. 1
II. Of Redress by the mere Operation of Law, 18
III. Of Courts in General 22
IV. Of the Public Courts of Common Law and Equity, 30
V. Of Courts Ecclesiastical, Military and Maritime, 61
VI. Of Courts of a Special Jurisdiction, 71
VIL Of the Cognizance of Private Wrongs 86
4 VIII. Of Wrongs and their Remedies, respecting the Rights of Persons,.. 115
,1 IX. Of Injuries to Personal Property 144
X. Of Injuries to Real Property, and first, of Dispossession, or Ouster,
of the Freehold, :167
4 XI. Of Dispossession, or Ouster, of Chattels Real, 198
J XII. Of Trespass, 208
'XIII. Of Nuisance, 216
J XIV. Of Waste, 223
1 XV. Of Subtraction 230
XVI. Of Disturbance, 236
XVII. Of Injuries proceeding from or affecting the Crown 254
XVIII. Of the Pursuit of Remedies by Action; and first, of the Original
XIX. Of Process, 279
XX. Of Pleading, 293
XXI. Of Issue and Demurrer, 314
XXIL Of the several species of Trial, 325
XXIII. Of the trial by Jury 349
XXIV. Of Judgment and its Incidents 3«6
XXV. Of Proceedings in the nature of Appeals, 402
XXVI. Of Execution, 412
XXVII. Of Proceedings in the Courts of Equity 426
Section I. Proceedings on a Writ of Right Patent, 457
II. Proceedings on an Action of Trespass in Ejectment, by Original in
the King's Bench 460
III. Proceedings on an Action of Debt in the Court of Common Pleas,
removed into the King's Bench by Writ of Error 463
BOOK IV. OF PUBLIC WRONGS.
Chapter I. Of the Nature of Crimes and their Punishment, 1
II. Of the Persons Capable of Committing Crimes, 20
III. Of Principals and Accessories, 34
IV. Of Offences against God and Religion, 41
V. Of Offences against the Law of Nations, 00
VI. Of High Treason, 74
VII. Of Felonies injurious to the King's Prerogative, 94
VIII. Of Praemunire, 103
IX. Of Misprisons and Contempts affecting the King and Government,.. 119
X. Of Offences against Public Justice 127
XI. Of Offences against the Public Peace, 142