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AND

ALL THE OTHER CRIMINAL STATUTES

PASSED

FROM THE FIRST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF GEORGE IV.

TO THE PRESENT TIME,

INCLUDING THE CRIMINAL CLAUSES OF

The Reform Act,

WITH

The Forms of Indictments, &c.

AND THE

Evidence
NECESSARY TO SUPPORT THEM.

THIRD EDITION,
WITH CONSIDERABLE ADDITIONS AND ALTERATIONS.

BY JOHN FREDERICK ARCHBOLD, ESQ.

OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER AT LAW.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON: SAUNDERS AND BENNING, LAW BOOKSELLERS, (SUCCESSORS TO J. BUTTERWORTH AND SON,)

43, FLEET STREET.

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ADVERTISEMENT

TO

THE THIRD EDITION.

A THIRD EDITION of this work being called for, I have readily and anxiously availed myself of the opportunity it has afforded me, of adding to, and altering the work, in such a manner as to make it worthy of the character it has attained with the profession.

Peel's' Acts, and the Statutes subsequently enacted upon the subject of the Pleas of the Crown, now form nearly an entire body of Crown Law; all the greater offences, (with the exception of High Treason,) and many of the minor offences, have been made the subjects of their provisions. The present edition of this work comprises all these statutes ; and each section, defining an offence, is followed immediately by the form of the indictment, &c., and the evidence necessary to support it. I have also added the few statutes upon Crown Law, passed in the reign of George the Fourth, previously to Peel's Acts. The work consequently contains the whole of the Criminal Statutes passed since the 60th year of the reign of George the Third; it contains also

the Crown Cases to the present time, some of which • have not as yet been published.

The manner in which I have arranged these materials, differs in some measure from the arrangement adopted in the former editions. The former editions comprised but a few statutes, and I thought it right, at that time, to place them, not in chronological order, but according to their relative importance. But the present edition contains not less than sixtyone statutes, and I have been obliged to arrange them chronologically, in order to prevent confusion. The only exception to this, is in the Criminal Clauses of the Reform Act: I had overlooked them, and my attention was not called to them until after the body of the work was completed; so that they now stand, with the form of an indictment upon one of them, and the evidence necessary to support it, at the end of the work, immediately preceding the Index to the Second Volume.

These materials, thus arranged, I have laboured to give with scrupulous accuracy; and I trust, therefore, that the reader will find this a correct and useful work, if it possess no higher merit.

J. F. A.

1835.

PREFACE

TO

THE FIRST EDITION.

THIS work, I think, will be found useful. It is the only one which contains the necessary forms of indictments on the recent statutes relating to larceny and malicious mischief, or treats of the evidence necessary to support such indictments. It will be found to contain, also, the forms of convictions for such of the offences defined by those statutes, as are punishable upon a summary proceeding before a magistrate.

The work contains the statutes usually called “ Peel's Acts,” namely, stat. 7 & 8 Geo. 4, ce. 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31. I have arranged these, not exactly in their order of priority, but according to their relative importance. The statutes 7 & 8 G. 4, cc. 29 and 30, relating to larceny and malicious mischief, I have treated of first, as being of much greater importance than the others; I have next given the statute 7 & 8 Geo. 4, c. 28, which makes many valuable regulations relative to prosecutions

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