An Essay to Illustrate the Rights of the Poor, by Law; Being a Commentary on the Statute of King Henry the VII, Chapter 12, with Observations on the Practice of Suing and Defending in Forma' Pauperis. ...

An Essay to Illustrate the Rights of the Poor, by Law; Being a Commentary on the Statute of King Henry the VII, Chapter 12, with Observations on the Practice of Suing and Defending in Forma' Pauperis. ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ... public in another shape, it may not be immaterial here to state that the governor alluded to is an oflicer of high military rank, and has distinguished himself as a valiant and faithful servant to his King and country, during the late continental war. How far he may stand acquitted of. the public charges brought against him whilst acting as a civil governor, it is not consistent with the tenor of the present work to inquire---But the writer may freely express a hope that the result of the investigation has not so far tarnished his name and character as to make his civil appointment a reproach to those-who advised it, or a blot on the escutcheon of his military renown... a. 7 XV..AVARlClOUS CLAIMS OF CREDITORS, AND ALLEDGED DERELICTION OF DUTY BY ATTORNIES. The cases in evidence of a delay of justice for want of ability to sue might be amplified to' an extent far beyond the bulk of the present publication. But it would be as unwelcome to the reader as to the compiler to enlarge unnecessarily. Several charges of criminal excesses werefora long time under consideration of the Privy Council, the result whereof is not publicly linown. The Author has a copy of the charges.-7 r.-' The three following shall therefore complete the summary. NORTHUMBERLAND. J. S. has endured a captivity of seven years, and being insolvent, has applied for relief under the act of parliament. He has been opposed and remanded by the magistrates of the district, as he states, under the impression of a local prejudice against him. Others affirm that he is precluded from the benefit of relief by one of the clauses of exemption, and that the magistrates have therefore refused to certify in his favor. It is also stated that the creditor is aware he has opulent...show more

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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123677664X
  • 9781236776648