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THE QUARTER SESSIONS,
THOMAS NOON TALFOURD,
SKRJEANT AT LAW.
Ci)t £ivtf) Edition,
R. P. TYRWHITT, Esq.
or THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW.
S. SWEET, V. a. R. STEVENS & G. S. NORTON, A. MAXWELL & SON,
BODGES AND SMITH, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE SIXTH EDITION.
No pains have been spared to make this Edition acceptable to Magistrates and the Legal Profession. Some of the less useful forms of indictments have been retrenched, and many parts of the work entirely re-cast, so as to embody much new matter with very trifling increase of the volume. The whole has been carefully revised, while the following subjects have received particular attention;—the Jurisdiction and Duties of Magistrates in their various Sessions-/the Principles of Criminal Pleading and Evidence, with the law of Juries, and the Course and Conduct of Criminal Trials: the law of Appeals, — particularly of Appeals against Poor's Rates, Summary Convictions, and Orders of Removal, with that of Examinations, Grounds of Appeal, and other matters especially applicable to the latter: the laws of Bastardy and of Removal and Settlement of the Poor: the Practice on the Trial of Appeals, with that relating to Special Cases, Certiorari, and Costs in the above proceedings.
Such new Statutes and Cases as did not appear in print till after the pages to which they relate had passed through the press, have been placed in the Addenda, and brought down, as nearly as possible, to the time of publication.
R. P. TYRWHITT.
Temple, Sept. 25th, 1845.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE FIFTH EDITION.
The Edition which is now submitted to Magistrates and the Legal Profession, has been carefully revised, and in many passages, re-written. The Statutes and Cases which have passed and been decided since the completion of its predecessor, are introduced with as much brevity as appeared to consist with the perspicuity essential to the attainment of its practical object in the hands of those gentlemen for whose use it is principally designed; but they have necessarily extended the volume. If these endeavours to adapt the work to the present state of the law, and to render it more useful to Magistrates, as well as Barristers and Solicitors engaged in Sessions Practice, are found in any degree successful, the result will be mainly attributable to the renewed assistance of my friend Mr. Tyrwhitt, whose strenuous industry, power of accurate analysis, and experience derived from long practice at the Quarter Sessions, have been most liberally devoted to the completion of the work.
T. N. T.
Serjeant'$ Inn, 24M February, 1841.
[Theprevious Prefaces are omitted.]