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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
THE SEVERAL ENGLISH EDITIONS.

A COPIOUS ANALYSIS OF THE CONTENTS;

And Additional Notes with References to English and American Decisions and Statutes,
to date, which Illustrate or Change the Law of the Text; also, a
Full Table of Abbreviations, and

SOME CONSIDERATIONS REGARDING THE STUDY OF THE LAW.

By THOMAS M. COOLEY,

Jay Professor Of Law In The University Of Michigan, And Author or
"constitutional Limitations."

VOL. 2. INCLUDING BOOKS III & IV.

SECOND EDITION—REVISED.

CHICAGO.
CALLAGHAN AND COMPANY.

1876.

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Entered according to act of Congress in the year eighteen hundred and seventy.
Br CALLAGHAN & COCKCROFT,
In the ofllco of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

Entered according to act of Congress, In the year eighteen hundred and seventy-two,
BY CALLAGHAN & CO.,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

CHARLES VAN BENTHUYSEN * SONS,

PRINTERS, STEREOTYPERS AND BINDERS,

ALBANY, NEW YORK.

CONTENTS OF THIS VOLUME.

BOOK III. OF PRIVATE WRONGS.

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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

Writ, 270

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

APPENDIX.

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

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