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Vagrancy Act 1824

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XVIIIJustices, &e, to have Treble Costs if Judgment be in their Favour.

And be it further enacted, That in all Cases where an Action shall be brought against any Justice of the Peace, Constable, or other Person, for or on account of any Matter or Thing whatsoever done or commanded by him in the Execution of his Duty or Office under this Act, such Justice, Constable, or other Person, if he shall have Judgment in his Favour, shall have Treble Costs awarded to him by the Court, unless the Judge shall certify that there was a reasonable Cause for such Action.

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