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ON THE

LAWS OF ENGLAND.

2

IN FOUR BOOKS.

BY

SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, KNT.

ONE OF THE JUSTICES OF HIS MAJESTY'S COURT OF COMMOX PLEAS.

WITH

NOTES SELECTED FROM THE EDITIONS OF ARCHBOLD, CHRISTIAN, COLERIDGE, CHITTY, STEWART,

KERR, AND OTHERS,

BARRON FIELD'S ANALYSIS,

AND

Additional Notes, and a Life of the Nuthor,

BY

GEORGE SHARSWOOD,

PROFESSOR OF THE INSTITUTES OF LAW IN THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. II.-BOOKS III. & IV.

PHILADELPHIA:
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CONTENTS OF THE ANALYSIS OF BOOK III.

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PRIVATE WRONGS.
For which the laws of England have provided redress,

I. By the mere act of the parties ....... ......................................................CHAPTER I.
II. By the mere operation of law.
III. By both together, or suit in courts; wherein
11. Of courts; and therein of

1. Their nature and incidents......
12. Their several distinctions; viz.
11. Of public or general jurisdiction; as,
1. The courts of common law and equity.....

IV.
2. Ecclesiastical courts,
3. Courts military,
| 4. Courts maritime....

V. 2. Of private or special jurisdiction.......

VI. (2. Of the cognizance of wrongs, in the courts—

1. Ecclesiastical,
2. Military,
3. Maritime......

VII.
4. Of common law; wherein
(1. Of the respective remedies, for injuries affecting
11. The rights of private persons

s 1. Absolute,
2. Relative .......

VIII. 2. The rights of property

1. Personal,
ri. In possession; by

1. Dispossession,

2. Damage,
2. In action; by breach of contracts.......

IX.
2. Real; by
(1. Ouster, or dispossession of
Freeholds

X.

XI. 2. Trespass ..

XII. 3. Nuisance...

XIII. 4. Waste

XIV. 5. Subtraction

XV. 6. Disturbance.

XVI. 3. The rights of the crown ...........

XVII. 2. Of the pursuit of remedies, (1. By action at common law; wherein of 1. Original

XVIII. 2. Process

XIX. 3. Pleading......

XX. 4. Demurrer and issue..

XXI. 5. Trial; by

11. Record,
2. Inspection,
3. Witnesses,
4. Certificate,
5. Wager of battel,
6. Wager of law

XXII. 7. Jury..

XXIII. 6. Judgment..

XXIV. 7. Appeal..

XXV. 8. Execution.

XXVI. 2. By proceedings in the courts of equity

XXVII.

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