An Enquiry Into the Use and Practice of Juries Among the Greek and Romans: From Whence the Origin of the English Jury May Probably be Deduced

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The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd., 1769 - Law - 200 pages
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Pettingal, John. An Enquiry Into the Use and Practice of Juries among the Greeks and Romans; from whence the Origin of the English Jury May Probably be Deduced. London: Printed for the Author, by W. and W. Strahan, 1769. xv, [1], 200 pp. Reprinted 2007 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN-13: 978-1-58477-749-6. ISBN-10: 1-58477-749-4. Cloth. $95.* Reprint of the scarce sole edition. This early history of juries is enriched with numerous citations from Greek and Latin authors. "[T]he Reader (...) will be pleased to find the glorious Characteristic of this Nation, a Jury, to be originally founded in the Liberty of Greece, and handed down to us Through the Channel of the Commonwealth of Rome, and the Colonies Planted in their conquests.": Preface xiii. Pettingal [1708-1781], a doctor of divinity and Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries, was a prebendary of Lincoln Cathedral.
 

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