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8. For troubles with juries before 1711, see materials cited, note 2
above. For later instances, see
Cal. State Papers (Col.)
, 1720–1721, §118; id
, 1722–1723, §132; id.
1728–1729, §118; 6
Acts, Privy Council (Col.)
§399. The situation was further complicated in Massachusetts by the fact that there was an appeal as of right from the decision of a single justice to the Court of General Sessions, which sat with a jury, 1 A&R
368–369. This provision was presumably applicable even where jurisdiction was conferred by Parliament, in the absence of any expression to the contrary.
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