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SIR JAMES FITZJAMES STEPHEN'S DIGEST OF THE

CRIMINAL LAW.

BY

GEORGE WHEELOCK BỤRBIDGE, A.B., D.C.L.

JUDGE OF THE EXCHEQUER COURT OF CANADA.

TORONTO:
CARSWELL & CO., LAW PUBLISHERS,

1890.

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Entered, according to Act of the Parliament of Canada, in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety, by George Wheelock Burbidge, at the Department of Agriculture.

Ree. May 24, 1900

MONTREAL:
PRINTED BY THE GAZETTE PRINTING COMPANY.

1890.

PREFACE.

This Digest is intended to be a statement of that part of the Criminal Law of Canada which relates to the definition of crimes and of the punishments prescribed therefor, as it stood on September 1st, 1889.

The work is, by the kind permission of the author, founded on Sir James Fitzjames Stephen's Digest of the Criminal Law of England. The portions hereof that are taken from the latter work are enclosed in brackets ( ), and to enable the reader to distinguish such portions the more readily, and without turning hackwards the leaf to which his attention is directed, the continuation of an extract beyond a page is indicated by the insertion of a bracket at the beginning of the page following.

The index and the tables of cases and of the statutes have been prepared by Charles H. Masters, Esquire, Barrister-at-Law, assistant reporter of the Supreme Court of Canada, to whom I am also greatly indebted for assistance in the preparation of the Digest, and for reading the proofs and verifying the references to cases and authorities.

Ottawa, January 2nd, 1890.

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