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The Maine Civil Officer, Or, The Powers And Duties Of Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, And Collectors Of Taxes; With An Appendix, Containing The Necessary Forms And An Abridgment Of The Law Relative To The Duties Of Civil Officers, Jeremiah Perley Dec 1838

The Maine Civil Officer, Or, The Powers And Duties Of Sheriffs, Coroners, Constables, And Collectors Of Taxes; With An Appendix, Containing The Necessary Forms And An Abridgment Of The Law Relative To The Duties Of Civil Officers, Jeremiah Perley

Maine Bicentennial

The office of Sheriff is of the highest nature, from the importance of the trusts confided to it and the great power with which it is invested. The officer himself is supposed to possess a respectable character, corresponding to the importance of his trust and powers. All judicial processes, whether civil or criminal, must be served by him, both at their commencement and final execution; and he is the principal keeper of the peace within the county. An accurate knowledge of the laws conferring and defining these extensive powers and duties, as well as the mode prescribed for their exercise ...