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JAMAICA

MAGISTRATE'S AND VESTRYMAN 3

ASSISTANT,

CONTAINING

A DIGEST OF ALL THE LAWS OF THE ISLAND

ALPIIABETICALLY ARRANGED,

FROM 33 CHARLES II. TO 8 GEORGÈ IV.

WITH FORNİS or KOLDING QUARTER-SESSIONS, CORONERS' INQUESTS,
OATHS, WARRANTS, SUNNONSES, RECOGNIZANCES,

&c. &c. &c.

JAMAICA:

PRINTED AT TIJE OFFICE OF THE ST.JAGO DE LA VEGA GAZETTE,

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Such a work as the present has been long wanted, and its general utility must be obvious to all., The compiler has only to regret that some one more competent than himself had not undertaken the task. A considerable part of it, in, outline, had been brought together, for his own private use, and several gentlemen, who saw the manuscript, suggested the propriety of its completion and publication. It will be found to contain the substance of all the laws of this island from the earliest period to the last session of assembly, alphabetically arranged, and references to every act, with the exception of those granting annuities to individuals, or manumising slaves, which were considered rather of a private than of a public nature.

For the use of magistrates, vestrymen, and others, forms of holding quarter-sessions, coroners' inquests, &c. are detailed, and forms given of oaths under various laws, warrants, recognizances, indentures, bail-bonds, summonses, assignments, &c. &c. Forms of inquisitions and verdicts for laying out of roads are also included, as well as the police acts and regulations of the different towns and parishes, with tables of rates of wharfage and storcage, droggerage, drayage, &c. and a digest of the acts regulating the different public offices, with tables of their fees, and the rates of stamp duties.

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