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Context of English liberties, or, The free-born subject's inheritance : containing, I., Magna Carta, the Petition of Right, the Habeas Corpus Act, &c with comments upon each of them : the proceedings in appeals of murder : the work and power of parliaments, the qualifications necessary for such as should be chosen to that great trust : the advantage Englishmen enjoy by trials by juries, that they are judges of law as well as fact, and are not fineable, nor to be punish'd, for going contrary to the judges directions : II., Of justices of the peace, their oath, office, and power in many respects, with several law-cases alphabetically digested for ease and brevity, and warrants proper thereto placed exact after each particular case : concluding with a short discourse of the succession of the Crown, sitting of parliaments, and trials of treason ... : III. The coroner and constable's duty relating to dead bodies, murder, man slaughter, and felo-de-se, arrests, escapes, and conservation of the peace : and lastly, the churchwarden, overseer, and scavenger's duty at large, in the most necessary particulars
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