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THE ADJUDGED CASES
AMERICAN AND ENGLISH REPORTS
WHEREIN THE DIFFERENT
DEFENCES TO CRIME ARE CONTAINED.
IN FIVE VOLUMES.
VOL. I. - SELF-DEFENCE.
ANCE AND MISTAKE; CONSENT; OMISSIONS AND ATTEMPTS.
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.
JOHN D. LAWSON.
Entered according to Act of Congress in the year 1885, by
JOHN D. LAWSON, In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
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; Misfeasanco 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 bo' tion of Perjury; Treason ; Trespass and Vagrancy. In addi, in