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Context of A treatise on the abuses of the laws, particularly in actions by arrest : pointing out numerous hardships and abuses, in the different courts, from the commencement of an action to its conclusion : and the various extortions, from the high sheriff to the bailiffs follower : together with the system of the King's Bench prison, and the spunging houses in London, Middlesex, and neighbouring counties : showing also the enormous expence parties are put to on small debts, the cruel practice of bringing numerous actions, only to increase the costs, and the necessity for establishing a court, in which the tradesman can recover his small debt : the whole tending to show that the arrest, on common or mesne process, as now carried on, is equally oppressive to the plaintiff and defendant, by James Pearce
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