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Dean Forest Act 1819

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And be it further enacted, That if any Action or Suit shall be brought or commenced against any Person or Persons, for any Thing by him or them done or executed in pursuance of this Act, either in the New Forest or the said Forest of Dean, such Action or Suit shall be commenced within Three Calendar Months next after the Matter or Thing done, and shall be laid in the proper County ; and the Defendant or Defendants in such Action may plead the General Issue, and give the Special Matter in Evidence for his or their Defence; and if upon a Trial a Verdict shall pass for the Defendant or Defendants, or the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs become nonsuited, or discontinue his, her, or their Action or Prosecution, or Judgment shall be given against him, her, or them, upon Demurrer or otherwise, then such Defendant or Defendants shall have Treble Costs awarded to him or them against such Plaintiff or Plaintiffs.

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