1774.016: Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace.

Published: 1774

Full Title: The office and authority of a justice of peace explained and digested, under proper titles. To which are added, full and correct precedents of all kinds of process necessary to be used by magistrates; in which also the duty of sheriffs, and other publick officers, is properly discussed. By Richard Starke, Esquire

Author: Starke, Richard (d. 1772).

Place Issued: Williamsburg

Issuing Press: Purdie & Dixon

Description: 360 pgs.; 21.5 cm. x 13 cm. (8vo).


Starke was a clerk to several committees of the House of Burgesses in the 1760s; he was authorized to produce this replacement for George Webb's aging Office and Authority of a Justice of Peace (1736.006) in the November 1769 session; he died before it was completed; "some benevolent gentlemen of the law" finished the work for the benefit of Starke's family.

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