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THE ADJUDGED CASES

IN THE

AMERICAN AND ENGLISH REPORTS

WHEREIN THE DIFFERENT

DEFENCES TO CRIME ARE CONTAINED.

WITH NOTES.

IN FIVE VOLUMES.

VOL. I. - SELF-DEFENCE.
VOL. II.- INSANITY AND DRUNKENNESS.
Vol. III. — DISABILITIES OF PARTIES, AGENCY; DURESS; ACCIDENT, IGNOR-

ANCE AND MISTAKE; CONSENT; OMISSIONS AND ATTEMPTS.
VOL. IV. - SPECIAL DEFENCES TO CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC.
Vol. V.- SPECIAL DEFENCES TO CRIMES AGAINST PERSONS AND PROPERTY.

SAN FRANCISCO:
SUMNER WHITNEY & CO.,
Law PUBLISHERS AND Law BOOKSELLERS.

COPYRIGHT,

1885, BY JOHN D. LAWSON. ON

DEFENCES TO CRIME.

VOL. IV.

INCLUDING

SPECIAL DEFENCES

TO CRIMES AGAINST THE PUBLIC, VIZ.:

CRIMES AGAINST THE LAWS OF NATURE; AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT; AGAINST PUBLIC JUSTICE ; AGAINST THE PUBLIC PEACE; AND PUBLIC NUISANCES; ALSO CERTAIN CRIMES AGAINST THE PROPERTY OF INDIVIDUALS, AS ARSON; BLACKMAILING

AND THREATENING; BURGLARY AND EMBEZZLEMENT.

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Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1885, by

JOHN D. LAWSON,
In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

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PREFACE.

Following the plan of this series (as set out in the preface to Volume III.), the present volume and the next contain all the adjudged cases in the American and English Reports wherein a special defence to a particular crime has been adjudged sufficient. The particular crimes treated in this volume are all those crimes which are regarded as crimes against the public, e.g., Abandonment; Abortion ; Adultery ; Affray; Barratry; Bawdy Houses; Bigamy ; Blasphemy; Breaking Jail; Bribery ; Carrying Concealed Weapons ; Compounding Felony; Concealing Birth; Conspiracy ; Counterfeiting ; Cruelty to Animals ; Defrauding the Revenue; Desertion; Disorderly Houses; Disturbing Religious Worship; Disturbing the Peace ; Drunkenness; Election Offenses; Escape; Extortion; Forcible Entry and Detainer; Fornication; Gaming; Incest; Indecent Exposure; Lewdness; Liquor Selling; Malicious Mischief ; Miscegenation; Misfeasance in Office; Nuisance; Obscene Language; Obscene Literature; Obstructing Officers; Obstructing Trains ; Obstructing Streets or Roads; Obstructing the Mail; Offenses against the United States Mail ; Official Misconduct; Neglect of Children; Retaiping Pension Money; Perjury; Piracy; Profanity; Prostitution; Resisting Officer; Riot ; Sabbath Breaking ; Slander and Libel; Smuggling; Sodomy; Stealing from the Mail; Sub tion of Perjury; Treason ; Trespass and Vagrancy. In addı, in

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