Author: William John Johnston
Release Date: 1902
The discontinuance of the publication "after the issue of the 3rd prox." [i.e. November 3, 1905] is announced in no. 50 and 51 of volume 5. This copy ends with no. 51, October 27, and the Index, dated November 3, does not contain any references to pages of a later date.
Author: Paul Craven
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Release Date: 2014
Until the late nineteenth-century, the most common form of local government in rural England and the British Empire was administration by amateur justices of the peace: the sessions system. Petty Justice uses an unusually well-documented example of the colonial sessions system in Loyalist New Brunswick to examine 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. Using the rich archival resources of Charlotte County, Paul Craven discusses issues such as the impact of commercial rivalries on local administration, the role of low law officials in resolving civil and criminal disputes and keeping the peace, their management of public works, social welfare, and liquor regulation, and the efforts of grand juries, high court judges, colonial governors, and elected governments to supervise them. A concluding chapter explains the demise of the sessions system in Charlotte County in the decade of Confederation.
Author: J. P. Kenyon
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release Date: 1986-02-20
Originally published in 1966, this text established itself as the standard work in 17th century English history in the course of time. The second edition includes a rewritten commentary and has been thoroughly revised and updated in several important areas.