Ordinance, 14 November 1842, Draft

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An Ordniance regulating the proceedings on Writs of Habeus Corpus.
Sec. 1. Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of , that if any person <​or Persons​> shall be, or stand committed, or detained for any criminal or supposed criminal matter it shall and may be lawful for him, <​her,​> or her <​them​>, to apply to the Municipal Court <​in Term time, or to any of the Justices thereof, [illegible]​> <​when in Session,​> when sitting, o any Justice <​or <​to​> the Clerk​> thereof, in vacation, for a Writ of Habeas Corpus, which application shall be in writing, & signed by the Prisoner, or some person on his<​, her,​> or her <​their​> behalf, setting forth the facts concerning his <​her​> or her <​their​> imprisonment, & in whose Custody He <​she​> or She <​they​> is <​are​> detained, & shall be accompanied by a copy of the Warrant or Warrants of Commitment, or an affidavit that the said copy hand been demanded of the Person <​or Persons​> in whose custody the prisoner <​or Prisoners​> is <​are​> detained, & by him <​or them​> refused or neglected to be given; the said Court or Clerk to whom the application shall be made, shall forthwith award the said Writ of Habeas Corpus, unless it shall appear from the Petition itself, or from the [p. 1]
An Ordniance regulating the proceedings on Writs of Habeus Corpus.
Sec. 1. Be it Ordained by the City Council of the City of , that if any person or Persons shall be, or stand committed, or detained for any criminal or supposed criminal matter it shall and may be lawful for him, her, or them, to apply to the Municipal Court when in Session, or to the Clerk thereof, in vacation, for a Writ of Habeas Corpus, which application shall be in writing, & signed by the Prisoner, or some person on his, her, or their behalf, setting forth the facts concerning his her or their imprisonment, & in whose Custody He she or they are detained, & shall be accompanied by a copy of the Warrant or Warrants of Commitment, or an affidavit that the said copy hand been demanded of the Person or Persons in whose custody the prisoner or Prisoners are detained, & by him or them refused or neglected to be given; the said Court or Clerk to whom the application shall be made, shall forthwith award the said Writ of Habeas Corpus, unless it shall appear from the Petition itself, or from the [p. 1]
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