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seals, to commit such person to the county jail, there to be detained till he or she shall be restored to soundness of mind, or otherwise delivered by due course of law, or until satisfactory recognizance shall be given, that said person shall not be permitted to go at large until restored to sound mind; and every person so committed, shall be kept at his or her own expence, if he or she have any estate, otherwise at the charge of the person or town upon whom his or her maintenance was chargeable, if he or

she had not been committed. Wardens Sec. 8. And be it further enacted, That the wardens in

the towns in which they are chosen by law shall have the with like powers as same power in criminal cases in their respective towns, justices.

that justices of the peace have by this act, in the like cases, in their respective counties.

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9179& An act prescribing the forms of writs, and manner of serv1816, '22.

ing them. Forms of SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, and by the writs, &c. establish authority thereof it is enacted, That the forms of writs of ar

rest, original summons, scire facias, executions, and other
writs hereinafter mentioned, to be used in the several
courts in this State, shall be as follows, to wit:

Writ of Arrest.
sc. The State of Rhode Island and Providence

Plantations.
To the sheriff of our county of

or to his deputy, greeting. Writ ofar. We command you to arrest the body of (if rest.

may be found in your precinct) and for want of
body, to attach goods and chattels

to the value of dollars, and in safe custody keep, to answer the complaint of

at the next court of common pleas, to be holden at within and for our said county of on the Monday of next ensuing the date hereof, in an action of as by declaration to be filed in court will be fully set forth: to the damage of the plaintiff dollars. Hereof fail not, and make true return of this writ, with your doings thereon. Witness,

Esq. at

this day of in the year

summons.

this

tion.

Original Summons.
SC. The State of Rhode Island and Providence Original

Plantations,
To the sheriff of our county of

or to his deputy, greeting. We command you to summon

(if may be found in your precinct) to answer the complaint of

at the next court of common pleas, to be holden at within and for our said county of on the

Monday of next ensuing the date hereof, in an action of as by declaration to be filed in court will be fully set forth: to the damage of the plaintiff

dollars. Hereof fail not, and make true return of this writ, with your doings thereon. Witness, Esq. at

day of ' in the year

Execution.
sc. The State of Rhode Island and Providence Execu-

Plantations.
To the sheriff of our county of or to his deputy,

greeting. Whereas

by the consideration of the justices of our .holden at

within and for our county of on the Monday of recovered judgment against for the sum of debt and

costs of suit, as to us appears of record, whereof execution remains to be done: we command you, therefore, that of the goods and chattels of the said

within your precinct, you cause to be levied and paid unto the said

the aforesaid sums, being in the whole, with cents more for this writ; and thereof also to satisfy yourself for your own fees; and for want of the goods or chattels of the said

to be found in your precinct, to satisfy and pay the same as aforesaid, we command you to take the body of the said and commit unto our jail in

in our county of and in your custody keep within our said jail, until pay the full sums abovementioned, with your fees, or that be discharged by the said

or otherwise by order of law. Hereof fail not, and make true return of this writ, and of your doings thereon, to our next

to be holden at

within and for our county of on the Monday of next. Witness,

Esq. at this day of in the year

For possession.

and you, thces there

cause to the said

Execution on judgment for possession of real estate.
sc. The State of Rhode Island and Providence

Plantations.
To the sheriff of our county of

or to his deputy,
greeting.
Whereas

by the consideration of the justices of our holden at

within and for our county of on the Monday of recovered judgment for the possession of privileges and appertenances thereunto belonging, against

who had unjustly withholden him from the possession thereof; and also by the consideration of the same court recovered judgment against the said for the sum of

for costs of suit, as to us appears of record, whereof execution remains to be done : we command you, therefore, that without delay you cause the said

to have possession of and in the said with the privileges and appertenances thereunto belonging. We also command you, that of the goods and chattels of the said

within your precinct, you cause to be levied and paid to the said the aforesaid sum of with

more for this writ, and thereof also to satisfy yourself for your own fees; and for want of the goods and chattels of the said

to be found in your precinct, to satisfy and pay the same as aforesaid, we command you to take the body of the said

and commit to our jail in our county of and in your custody keep within our said jail, until pay the full sums abovementioned, with your fees, or that

be discharged by the said

or otherwise by order of law. Hereof fail not, and make true return of this writ, and of your doings thereon, to our next

to be holden at within and for our county of

on the Monday of next. Witness,

Esq. at this

day of in the year

Seire Facias.
se. The State of Rhode Island and Providence

Plantations.
To the sheriff of our county of

or to his deputy,
greeting.
Whereas

by the consideration of the justices of our holden at

within and for our county of on the Monday of

reco

Scire facias.

areas

holden

vered judgment against

for the sum of as to us appears of records and although 'execution has been issued on said judginent, the same still remains unsatisfied, and the officer to whom said execution was di. rected has returned thereon, that he could not find either the body or the estate of the said

whereon to levy the same : and whereas the said. hath suggested to us that

became bail for the said on the original writ in the suit aforesaid, but hath not rendered the body of the said as by law ought to have done ; and the said

hath made application to us to provide a remedy for

in that behalf; now to tlie end that justice may be doné, we command you, that you make known unto the said

that be before the justices of our said to be holden at

within and for our said county of on the Monday of next ensuing the date hereof, to shew cause (if any wherefore the said

ought not to have execution for

aforesaid, with the interest thereof; and further to do and receive that which our said court shall then consider. Hereof fail not, and make true return of this writ, and of your doings thereon. Wit. ness, Esq. at

this day of in the year

Writ of arrest to be issued by Justices of the Peace. sc. To the sheriff, his deputy, or to either of the town-sergeants, Justice's

writ. or constables in the county of

greeting.
You are hereby, in the name of the State of Rhode-
Island and Providence Plantations, required to arrest the
body of (if may be found in your precinct)
and for want of body, to attach goods and chattels,
and in safe custody keep, to answêr the complaint of
at a justice's court to be holden at

in
on the
day of

at of the elock in the noon, in an action of to the damage of the plaintiff, (as ) dollars. Hereof fail not, and make due return of this writ, with your doings thereon. Given under my hand and seal, at aforesaid,

day of in the year

the

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Execution to be issued by Justices of the Peace. bonis Justice's an sc. The State of Rhode Island and Providence execution. cinus

Plantations. classed To the sheriff, his deputy, or to either of the town-sergeants, or sont constables, in the county of such a greeting. 1955 & Whereas

at a justice's court holden atos on the day of recovered judgment of said court against

for the sum of all debt and costs of suit, taxed atsid as of record of said court doth appear; which sums, in the whole, amount to sbank for which execution remains to be done. We command you therefore, that of the goods and chattels of the said . (within your precinct) you levy the said sum of mo together with for this execution, as also your lawful fees, for serving the same, and therewith satisfy and pay the said

and for want of sufficient goods and chattels of the said

to be by you found, to satisfy and pay the same sums as aforesaid, we command you to take the body of the said into your custody, and safely secure in our jail in tusena until o satisfy and pay the said at the sums aforesaid, and your fees, or until be by the said ELLOS therefrom discharged, or otherwise, by order of law. Hereof fail not, and make return of this writ, in three months from the date hereof, and of your doings thereon.

Given under my hand and seal at a foresaid, this day of or in the year

Summons for witnesses. Summons. To

of

greeting. You are hereby required, in the name of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, to make your appearance before the justices of the o next to be holden at within and for the county of on

Monday of sd to give evidence of what you know, relating to an action or plea of into then and there to be heard and tried, betwixt plaintiff, and

defendant. Hereof fail not, as you will answer your default under the penalty of the law, in that behalf made and provided. Dated at the day of in the year

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