Treatise on the Offices of Justice of Peace, Constable, Commissioner of Supply, and Commissioner Under Comprehending Acts, in Scotland, with Occasional Observations Upon Other Municipal Jurisdictions: To which are Added, Appendixes, Containing Some of the Statutes, Forms of Proceedings, and Writs, Referred to in the Work, Volume 1
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Page cxcvi - ... and in any such action the defendant may plead the general issue, and give this Act and the special matter in evidence at any trial to be had thereupon...
Page 37 - I, AB, do swear. That I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure as impious and heretical that damnable doctrine and position, that princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or any authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever.
Page 36 - Second and since his decease pretended to be and took upon himself the style and title of King of England by the name of James the Third or of Scotland by the name of James the Eighth or the style and title of King of Great Britain hath any right or title whatsoever to the crown of this realm...
Page lxviii - That the laws concerning regulation of trade, customs and such excises to which Scotland is by virtue of this treaty to be liable, be the same in Scotland, from and after the union, as in England ; and that all other laws in use within the kingdom of Scotland, do after the union and notwithstanding thereof, remain in the same force as before (except such as are contrary to, or inconsistent with...
Page lxxv - ... shall be had, made and given in and by such court as in other actions where the defendant is allowed to pay money into court.
Page lxxix - An Act for the further limitation of the crown, and better securing the rights and liberties of the subject...
Page lxxxii - ... affirmation or declaration shall be lawfully convicted wilfully, falsely and corruptly to have affirmed or declared any matter or thing which, if the same had been in the usual form, would have amounted to wilful and corrupt perjury...
Page 361 - A riot is where three or more actually do an unlawful act of violence, either with or without a common cause or quarrel : as if they beat a man ; or hunt and kill game in another's park, chase, warren, or liberty ; or do any other unlawful act, with force and violence; or even do a lawful act, as removing a nuisance, in a violent and tumultuous manner.
Page xci - ... proclamation shall, among the said rioters, or as near to them as he can safely come, with a loud voice command or cause to be commanded silence to be while proclamation is making, and after that shall openly and with loud voice make or cause to be made proclamation in these words or [like] in effect...
Page 25 - And to cause to come before you, or any of you, all those who to any one or more of our people concerning their bodies or the firing of their houses have used threats, to find sufficient security for the peace, or their good behaviour, towards us and our people ; and if they shall refuse to find such security, then them in our prisons until they shall find such security to cause to be safely kept.