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Author Craven, Paul, 1950- author

Title Petty justice : low law and the sessions system in Charlotte County, New Brunswick, 1785-1867 / Paul Craven
Published Toronto : Published for the Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History by University of Toronto Press, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 542 pages) : illustrations
Series Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History series.
Contents 1. Introduction : High Law, Low Law, No Law -- I. Petty Justices. 2. The Trials of David Owen -- 3. High Noon at Campobello -- 4. The Empire Strikes Back
Appendices. A Reference Tables -- B Commision of the Peace, 1845 -- C Sources cited
II. Doing Substantial Justice. 5. In the Woods -- 6. "Unconnected with Mercantile Pursuits" -- 7. Hatheway's Civil Docket 1847-67 -- 8. Hatheway's Crown Docket, 1847-67
III. The Sessions System and Its Enemies. 9. Called to Account -- 10. Three Ships -- 11. The Temperance Magistrates -- 12. The Sessions System in Decline
Summary Petty Justice examines the role of justices of the peace and other front-line low law officials like customs officers and deputy land surveyors in colonial local government
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 516-526) and indexes
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Subject Crime -- New Brunswick -- Charlotte -- History.
Dispute resolution (Law) -- New Brunswick -- Charlotte -- History.
Justice, Administration of -- New Brunswick -- Charlotte -- History.
Justices of the peace -- New Brunswick -- Charlotte -- History.
Law -- New Brunswick -- Charlotte -- History.
Charlotte (N.B.) -- History.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History, issuing body
ISBN 144262177X (electronic bk.)
9781442621770 (electronic bk.)