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THE

MAGISTRATE'S
POCKET-BOO K;

OR,

AN EPITOME

OF THE

DUTIES AND PRACTICE

OF A

Justice of the Peace,

OUT OF SESSIONS.

ALPHABETICALLY ARRANGED.

TO WHICH IS ADDED

A COPIQUS AND GENERAL INDEX.

BY WM. ROBINSON, ESQ. LL.D.

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE.

“A good magistrate takes a just medium, he orders neither always
pecuniary nor always corporal punishment.”

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR

CHARLES HUNTER, LAW BOOKSELLER,

26, BELL-YARD, LINCOLN'S-INN.

1825.

6

LONDON:

PRINTED BY THOMAS DAVISON, WHITEFRIARS. TO

FRANCIS CONST, ESQ.

CHAIRMAN OF THE SESSIONS

FOR

THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX

AND

CITY OF WESTMINSTER,

THE MAGISTRATE'S POCKET-BOOK

IS

INSCRIBED,

ITH THE GREATEST ESTEEM,

BY

THE AUTHOR.

Middle Temple,

Nov. 1825.

ADVERTISEMENT.

“Justa pari premitur veluti cùm pondere libra,

Prona nec hac plus parte sedet nec surgit ab illa *.

The Magistrate's Pocket Book was originally compiled by the author for his own use ; but having shown the manuscript to some of his friends, he was induced by them to believe, that the publication of such a work would be a ready auxiliary, not only to the magistracy generally, but also to other persons more immediately connected with the statute law.

From these considerations the author has ventured to send the Pocket Book out to the public; and if it should prove acceptable, he shall consider himself amply compensated by their approbation, for the time and trouble he has bestowed in compiling it.

To have added forms of summonses, warrants, convictions, orders, adjudications, &c. would

* Tibullus, lib. 1. Panegr. ad Massalam, ver. 41, 42.

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