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" Action may plead the General Issue and give the special Matter in Evidence... "
A Digest of the Criminal Statute Law of England: Alphabetically and ... - Page 311
by Harold Nuttall Tomlins - 1819 - 1236 pages
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The speech of ... John, earl of Clare ... in the House of lords of Ireland ...

John Fitzgibbon (1st earl of Clare.) - 1800
...or disposal of any goods or chattels thereupon, it shall be lawful for the defendant in such action to plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence." In an action of trespass under the statute of 2 W. and M. for making a colourable distress, no demise...
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The Orthodox churchman's magazine; or, A Treasury of divine and ..., Volume 10

1806
...that entrusted to you, if an action be brought against you for any act done by you officially, you may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence; and, if a verdict be tbund for you, or the plaintiff be nonsuit, or discontinue, you are entitled to double costs. This...
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A Treatise on the Functions and Duties of a Constable: Containing Details ...

Patrick Colquhoun - Constables - 1803 - 90 pages
...against a Constable for any act done by virtue of his office, he, and all others acting under him, may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence, and if he recovers he shall have double costs. 21 James I. cap. 5. ESCAPES. A Constable permitting a felon...
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Directions to Church-wardens for the Faithful Discharge of Their Duty: With ...

Humphrey Prideaux - Church officers - 1805 - 148 pages
...case of a verdict, but also in case the plantiff be nonsuited or discontinue his action. They may also plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence. And they may be removed for misbehaviour, and. others chosen before the ye^r expires. Lamb. Off. Ch. s....
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The British encyclopedia, or, Dictionary of arts and sciences, Volume 4

William Nicholson - 1809
...If any action »hall be brought against a justice for any thing done by virtue of his office, he may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence ; and if he recover, he sliall have double costs. Such action shall not be laid but in the county where the...
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A Practical Treatise on Pleading, in Assumpsit

Edward Lawes - Pleading - 1810 - 863 pages
...of the statute;" statute;" observing, that it was not like the cases where a statute gives liberty to plead the general issue and give the special matter in evidence, for the statute of Anne does not authorize the defendant to plead the general issue, but to plead generally...
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A Digested Abridgment, and Comparative View, of the Statute Law of ..., Volume 1

Joseph Gabbett - Great Britain - 1812
...for any thing done in pursuance of ^this act, he may plead the general issue and give this act and the special matter in evidence ; and if a verdict shall pass for the defendant, or the plaintiff discontinue or be non-suited, or judgment be given against him, upon demurrer or otherwise, such defendant...
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A Treatise on the Game Laws, and on Fisheries: With an Appendix, Containing ...

Joseph Chitty - Fisheries - 1812
...or by reason of any matter or thing which he or they shall do in pursuance of this act, it shall and may be lawful to and for the person or persons so sued or prosecuted to plead the Cenen! is- general issue, and give this act or any other special *ut< matter in evidence ; and if the...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Adjudged in the Court of King's Bench ..., Volume 3

Great Britain. Court of King's Bench, James Burrow - Law reports, digests, etc - 1812
...•1745 176.1. MON t T et al/ V. LEACIT. '1746 176.5. SJONEY et al.' v. ĶEACH. under their command " to plead the general issue, and give " the special matter in evidence.") *Tliat the chief justice of the Common Pleas was of " opinion that their evidence was not sufficient...
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Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Court of King's Bench: 19th ...

Great Britain. Court of King's Bench, Sylvester Douglas Baron Glenbervie - Law reports, digests, etc - 1813
...justice of peace, constable, <fyc. for any thing of hi* done by virtue or reason of his office, he may plead the general issue, and give the special matter in evidence ; and, if the verdict shall pass with the defendant in such action, or the plaintiff become nonsuit, or suffer...
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