A Letter to the Livery of London; Relative to the Views of the Writer in Executing the Office of Sheriff

A Letter to the Livery of London; Relative to the Views of the Writer in Executing the Office of Sheriff

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ... Lawyers, that it is of the utmost consequence they should never lose any part of their dignity and respectability. It concerns me that the good old practice of charging them has sunk into disuse, because those charges' were good tests of the soundness of Lawyers and Magistrates, and they necessarily directed the attention of juries to other public business besides the mere examination of indictmentsf-A few months ago I sketched some hints for Grand Jurymen, which I have printed in the Ap. pendix. Till something better is prepared by'a more able hand, these may be found useful in defect of a Charge.. SPECIAL JURIES. In connection with the choice of juries, as it fell within the province of the Sheriff, it was diflicult to avoid the consideration of the reported abuse in the selection of Special Jurymen. Thesejuries had their origin in trials at Bar; but they have since been extended to all sorts of causes by the tacit consent of the Court. Either plaintiff or defendant has the 'option of demanding a Special Jury; but it lies with the Court to rule whether the cause was of a nature to require such a jury, and the expences are awarded accordingly. These juries are not struck by the Sheriff, but by an oflicer of the respective Courts, as the Master in the King's Bench, the Deputy Remembrancer in the Exchequer, and the Protho notoryin the Common Pleas. Thejurymen ' are understood tobe taken from amongthose persons in the Freeholders' List who have the addition of " Esquire and Freeholder." In my observations on the Freeholders' List, I havegiven some idea..of the extreme paucity of persons with these additions, and of the influence and causes by which they may 'be-improperly annexed or withheld. If all the...show more

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