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District Court of North-Caronna, to-wit. . BE it remembered, that on the sixth day of December, in the forty-first gear of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1816, JOSEPH Gales of the said district, hąth deposited in this Office the title of a Book, the right whereof he claims as Proprietor and Publisher, and also the right to the order and arrangement of the Work, to-wit,

“ The Office and Duty of a Justice of the Peace, and a Guide to Sheriffs, Clerks, Constables and other Civil Officers : According to the Laws of NorthCarolina. With an Appendix, containing the Declaration of Rights and Con stitution of this State, the Constitution of the United States, with the Amendments thereto; and a Collection of the most approved Forms. By HENRY Por. TER, Judge of the United States' District Courts of North-Carolina.”

In conformity to the Act of Congress of the United States, entitled « An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned.” And also to the Act, entitled, “ An Act sup. plementary to an Act, entitled, An Act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts and books, to the authors and proprietor's of such copies during the times therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical prints.”

In testimony whereof, I WILLIAM H. Haywoon, Clerk of the Circuit Court

in and for the district aforesaid, have caused the same to be signed with my name, and the seal of office to be hereto affixed, the day and date first above written.

WM. H, HAYWOOD, Clerk.

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IN a free Representative Government, where there is a residue of Sovereign Power retained by the People, it is highly important to the safety and well-being of the State, that her citizens be rightly informed touching the Civil Polity, the Municipal Regulations, and the Administration of the Laws, under which they live, and by which they consent to be governed,

One of the means, and perhaps not the least, of diffusing this kind of knowledge, is to supply the Judicial and Ministerial Officers (particularly that class of useful citi, zens who bear the burden of deciding petty disputes without reward) with a Compend of the Law, and of the Forms by which it is administered.

The State of North Carolina has been favoured with three very useful publications of this description ; and from which much aid has been derived in the execution of the present design. But the first edition is out of print--the second very scarce—and the third, which appeared in the year 1800, was sold out, and afforded but a partial supply.

The increased population of the State--the auginentation of Justices of the Peace and other Civil Officers; and a growing thirst for useful knowledge, enhanced by the cultivation of Literature and Science, have greatly increased the demand for such information. And after a lapse of sixteen years, in the course of which the laws must have undergone many radical changes, as well by adjudged cases, as by acts of the General Assembly, the call for a new edi. tion of a JUSTICE must necessarily be great. To supply this general and increasing demand, is the object of the following Works

· Much care has been taken to render it useful, not only to Justices of the Peace, but also to Sheriffs, Coroners, Clerks, Constables and other Officers; and indeed to every citizen.

New and important heads are introduced ; and the whole matter has been arranged with no small șlegree of attention. to method and perspicuity,

The utility of correct Precedents, or Forms of Proceedings, must be manifest to every person. A general collection, therefore, of the most approved and useful Forms, is added by way of Appendixo

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9. Conviction
Accomplices--See Evidence Corn
Adjournment - - - 13 Coroner -
Administrator-Sec Executors Counterfeiting
· and Administrators

County Courts de
Adultery-See Vice and Immo- County Treasurer of Public
? rality

Buildings -
Affirmation See Oaths

County Trustee - - 70
Affray

ib. Criminals - -
Appeals . .

- 15 Debt and Debtor -
Apprentices - - -

17 Deeds--See Grants and Deeds
Arrest -

19 Dter-See Hunting .
Arson i

23 Depositions -
Assault and Battery. - - 24 Drunkenness-See Vice & Im-
Assembly-See Elections and morality
Members of Assembly

Duc-Bills
Attachments - - - 25 Duelling . . .
Attornies

Elections -
Bail

- 2 Entries - - - 91
Barretry

35 Entry-taker
Bastardy

· Escape -
Bawdy-house--See Lewdness Estrays-See Strays
Behaviour -

Evidence -
Bigamy-See Polygamy

Examination--See Criminals
Bills of Sale-See Deeds

Execution - - - 105
Elasphemy - - 41 Executors & Administrators 107
Boats, Canoes, &c. - ib. Extortion - o - 111
Bonds . - - - - 42 Fairs - - - ib.
Book-Debts

. Fees -
Bribery
43 Felony -

118
Bridges .
44 Peme Covert

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Burglary -

45 Fences -
Burials--See Coroner :

Ferries --See Roads & Ferries
Burning-See Arson

F nes
Buying of Titles-See Cham- Eire-hunting-See Hunting
perty, Maintenance

Fire-wood .
Cattle, Horses and Hogs - 48 Fish
Certiorari -. . 55 Forcible Entry & Detainer 125
Champerty • ,- 56 Forestalling - - 132
Cheats . . .

57 Forgery
Church See Public Worship Fornication-See Vice & In-
Clergy, (benefit of)

ib. morality
Clerk of the County-Court 59 Fraud - - - 133
Coin - - -

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Commitment - D 60 Fugitives' - . 139

159
Common Law-See Law

Gaming

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Confession

61 Goals-See Prison & Prisoners
Conspiracy
E - ib. Gifts

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Constable

62 Grants and Deeds

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Guardian and Ward--See Or Perjury

236
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Personating Bail:

238
Hog-Stealing-See Cattle, &c. Petit Larceny-See Larceny
Homicide -
145 Physicians -

239
Horses--See Cattle, &c. .. Pick-Pocket-See Larceny .
Ilorse-Stealing

153 Piracy - - . . ib.
Hue and Cry :

ib. Poison--See Homicide
Hunting

Polygamy - - $ 240
Idiots and Lunatics - 156 Poor

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Jeofails -

157 Posse Comitatus ... 243
Indictments

158 Presentment :
Infants -

160 Principal
Insolvent Debtors

Prison and Prisoners - 246
Inspection

166 Processo
Interest -

175 Prophecies - os? ib.
Jurors'

176 Processions-See Lands
Justices of the Pea

182 Public Worship -
Lands
186 Quakers

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Larceny - - - 188 Quarantine? . - ib,
Law

194 Ranger--See Strays
Law-Books . * . 196 Rape

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Lewdnessa - - 197 Recognizances - - 257
Libel .a. - . ib. Recordari Facias Loquelam 458
Limitations -

- 198 Religious Societies -? 260
Lunatics----See Idiots and Luatics. Rescue

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Maim ..

ic 200 Restitution of Stolen Goods ib.
Maintenance - - • 201 Riot, Rout and Unlawful As-
Manslaughter-See Homicide

sembly -

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Marriages - - - 202 Rivers and Creeks ó 263
Marriage-contracts - 204 Roads and Ferries''

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Members of Assembly - ib. Robbery-See Larceny
Mills

Runaways -

268
Misdemeanors - 208 Sabbath-See Vice and Immo-
Misprison of Felony - 209 rality
Misprison of Treason-Seei School-master' - - 272
Treason

Seamen - - 273
Mitrimus--See Commitment

Search Warrant
Murder--See Homicide

Self-defence--See Homicide
Mute -

Self-murder-See Suicide
Namies - - - 210 Servants
Night-walkers...See Arrest

Sheriff
Non Compos-See Idiots.

Slaves -

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Notaries. ' . ib. Stealing
Nuisances - - - 211 Stolen Goods See Search
Oaths - - - 212 Warrant, Restitution.
Ordinances - - . 221 Strays .-

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Orphans -

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Overseers of the Poor-See : Sunday

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Sureties-See Debt & Debtor
Oierseeis of Roads - 250 Surety forgood behaviour-See
Pardou -

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Partition - - -

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Patrols - -

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Penalties-- See Limitations, Surveyor

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Debt and Debtor', &c.

Swearing and Cursing & ib

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