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Provincial Case File No. 16916, New Hampshire State Archives - Summary Of Pearse V. March Feb 1771

Provincial Case File No. 16916, New Hampshire State Archives - Summary Of Pearse V. March

Documents from Dimension I: Habeas Corpus as a Common Law Writ (article)

This is a summary of Pearse’s subsequent civil damages action against March.


Provincial Case File No. 16916, New Hampshire State Archives - Subsequent Action Of Peter Pearse Feb 1771

Provincial Case File No. 16916, New Hampshire State Archives - Subsequent Action Of Peter Pearse

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

This file contains documentation respecting Pearse’s subsequent civil damages action against March.


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 ...


Provincial Case File No. 25352, New Hampshire State Archives - Peter Pearse Dec 1769

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

Documents from Dimension I: Habeas Corpus as a Common Law Writ (article)

As appears from the inferior court’s order to show cause and the response thereto … these were the facts as found below. Pearse did not contest them during the subsequent proceedings.