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COM MENTARIES

ON THE

L A wis

OF
EN GLA N D.

BOOK THE FOURTH.

BY

SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, KNT.
ONE OF THE JUSTICES OF HIS MAJESTY's

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.

THE ELEVENTH EDITION,
WITH THE LAST CORRECTIONS OF THE AUTHOR;
ADDITIONS BY RICHARD BURN, LL. D.
AND CONTINUED TO THE PRESENT TIME,

BY JOHN WILLIAMS, ESQ.

LONDON:
PRINTED BY A. STRAHAN AND W. WOODPALL,
· LAW-PRINTERS TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY;
FOR T. CADELL, IN THE STRAND.

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Of FELONIES, injurious to the King's PRE

ROGATIVE.

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CHA P. VIII.
Of PRA E MUNIR E.

CH A P. IX.
Of MISPRISIONs and CONTEMPT S affeeting

the King and GOVERNMENT.

119

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| C H A P, x. ' Of Offences against Public JUSTICE. 127

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CHA P. XII.
Of OFFENCES against Public Trade.

154

CH A P. XIII.

Of OFFENCES against the Public HEALTH, and

the Public Police or OECONOMY. 161

CH A P. XIV.
Of HOMICIDE.

MICID

176

CHA P. XV.
Of OF Fences against the PERSONS of INDI-
VIDUAL S.

205

CH A P. XVI.

Of OFFENCES against the HABITATIONS of
INDIVIDUAL S.

220

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CAD.

CH A P. XIX.
Of Courts of a Criminal JURISDICTION.

RIMINAL

TION

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