Eastern Distrsct of Pennsylvania, to wit:

BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the thirteenth day of April, in the forty-third year of the independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1819, Isaac Riley, of the said district, hath deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as proprietor, in the words foliowing, to wit: * Riley's Edition.-A Practical Treatise on the Criminal Law ; comprising the Practice, Pleadings, and Evidence, which occur in the course of Criminal prosecutions, whether by Indictment or information. With a copious collection of Precedents of Indictments, Infor. mations, Presentments, and every description of Practical Forms, with comprehensive Notes as to each particular Offence, the Process, Indictment, Plea, Delence, Evidence, Trial, Verdict, Judgment and Punishment. By Joseph Chitty, Esq. of the Middle Temple. With additional Notes of Decisions in the Courts of the United States, and of many of the State Courts; and also of Precedents used in some of those Courts. By Richard Peters, jr. Counsellor at Law. In two volumes-Vol. 11."

In conformity to the act of the Conguess o`the United States, entitled " An Act for the Encouragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned."- And also to the act, entitled, "An Act Supple nentary to an Act, entitled. • An Act for the Enconragement of Learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the time therein mentioned, and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving and etching historical and other print sai

Clerk of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.



at Middlesex sessions for offence committed out of Westminster, 1

the like when offence committed in Westminster, 1

at sessions for Westminster for offence committed without St. Mar.

tin's le Grand, 2

at assizes or general quarter sessions, 2

with an alias dictus of surname, 2

with alias addition of degree, 2

against feme covert, indicted separately, 2

against several defendants, 3.

for offence within Admiralty jurisdiction, 3

commencement of a second count, 3

in the Circuit Court of the United States Pennsylvania District, 3

conclusion of indictment or second count at common law, 4

in the quarter sessions Philadelphia county, 4,

in the mayor's court of the City of Philadelphia, 4

the like to the damage of an individual, 4

conclusion of indictment for treason, 4

cominon conclusion of indictment or second count on a statute, 4

conclusion of indictment in the Circuit Court of the United States,

in the quarter sessions Philaclelphia county, 5

indictment for murder against principal in first degree, and princi.

pal in second degree, 5

offence of principal in second degree, 5

the like against accessary before fact, to murder, burglary, or

felony, 6

the like for harbouring principal felon, 6

of informations ex officio by attorney general, 7

information by attorney General, 7

of second court, 7

conclusion of information, 7

Of coroner's inquests.

inquisition of murder against principal and aiders and abettors, 8

Of informations qui tam.

information qui tam at quarter sessions, 9




for carrying away corpse from church-yard, 14

for keeping a bawdy-house or other disorderly house, 14

for keeping a disorderly house, 16

for keeping a disorderly house, 16

for bathing near public ways and habitations, 17

for exposing private parts in indecent posture, 18

for exposing body naked, 18

for publishing obscene libels and prints, 18

for publishing obscene libel and indecent prints, 21

for exposing to sale obscene print, 23

for keeping room for exhibition of indecent prints, 24

for exhibiting obscene prints for money, 24

for buggery with a boy, 25

for sodomy in ano of girl, 25

for bestiality with a cow, 26

for assault with intent to commit sodomy, 26

for soliciting person to permit buggery with him, 27

for exhibiting an obscene painting of a woman in an indecent posture,

in the City of Philadelphia, 27




for libel in French on the then chief congul of France, 28

for accusing Russian ambassador of having sent advice to our

enemies, 32


poses, 48

fourth-conspiring to collect information as to dispositions of sub-

jects to assist invasion, with intent to communicate same to

enemy, 48

fifth-collecting information as to disaffected persons, in order to

send information to enemy, 49

sixth-obtaining and keeping like information with like intent, 49

seventh-sending information to enemy how British subjects were

affected towards king, 50

eighth-conspiring to raise rebellion and war in Ireland, 50

ninth-conspiring that W. J. should go to Ireland to raise rebellion

and war there, 50.

tenth-corresponding with W. J. in Ireland for same traitorous pur-

poses, 51

eleventh-supplying W.J. with money for same traiterous purposes, 51

for traitorously adhering to king's enemies, 52

for treason, compassing death of king and to depose him, 52

other overt acts compassing deposition and death of king, 52

for conspiring to levy war against king in his realm, see 25 Ed. III.

st. 5. c. 2. 53

first overt act, that defendants met with a conspiracy to alter consti-

tution and depose king, 54

second-publishing books and inviting persons to meet for treasona-

ble purposes, 54

third-consulting as to time and place of meeting, 55

fourth-defendants agreeing that some of them should meet about the

convention, 55

fifth-for procuring arms to oppose regal government, 56

sixth-econspiring to levy war against king, 50

seventh-conspiring to subvert government, 56

eighth-publishing books inviting subjects to commit treason, 57

ninth-procuring arms to levy war against king, 57

common conclusion, 58

for levying war against king in this realm, 58

overt act-assembling armed with offensive weapons, 48

Treason against the United States, 59



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