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Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University

1770

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Provincial Case File No. 26274, New Hampshire State Archives, Judgment Book Of Superior Court, Vol. G, At 83 - Judgment Of William Licht Mar 1770

Provincial Case File No. 26274, New Hampshire State Archives, Judgment Book Of Superior Court, Vol. G, At 83 - Judgment Of William Licht

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

To the extent that one can retrospectively impose order on the cases ... one key variable may have been whether the would-be appellant was still in prison. At any rate, when William Licht was summarily incarcerated by a J.P. (and then released on bail) in 1770 on the complaint of two townspeople of Chester, New Hampshire for harboring a potentially indigent stranger, he pursued his appeal, successfully, by bringing certiorari proceedings.


Provincial Case File No. 25352, New Hampshire State Archives - Judgment Of Peter Pearse Feb 1770

Provincial Case File No. 25352, New Hampshire State Archives - Judgment Of Peter Pearse

Documents from Making Habeas Work: A Legal History (monograph)

Peter Pearse had an encounter on a New Hampshire street with Clement March, a J.P. whom he had just seen inside the courthouse. Pearse asked March “what reason he had to call him a chattering fellow in the Court,” and “added that the said March was a Blockhead as much as any in a Barber’s Shop and called him a Rogue afterwards.” March responded by having Pearse presented for contempt to his own inferior court, which denied requests for counsel and jury trial, summarily convicted Pearse of contempt, and ordered him imprisoned until such time as he could ...