Evidence Act 1851

  1. Introductory Text

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  3. 2. Parties to be admissible witnesses.

  4. 3. Nothing herein to compel persons charged with criminal offence to give evidence tending to criminate himself, &c.

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  6. 5. Nothing to repeal any provisions of 7 Will. 4 & 1 Vict. c. 26.

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  8. 7. Foreign and colonial acts of state, judgments, &c. provable by certified copies, without proof of seal or signature or judicial character of person signing the same.

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  10. 9. Documents admissible without proof of seal, &c. in England or Wales equally admissible in Ireland.

  11. 10. Documents admissible without proof of seal, &c. in Ireland equally admissible in England and Wales.

  12. 11. Documents admissible without proof of seal, &c. in England, Wales, or Ireland equally admissible in the colonies.

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  14. 13. Where necessary to prove conviction or acquittal of person charged, not necessary to produce record, but may be certified under hand of clerk of court.

  15. 14. Examined or certified copies of documents admissible in evidence.

  16. 15. Certifying a false document a misdemeanor.

  17. 16. Court, &c. may administer oaths.

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  19. 18. Act not to extend to Scotland.

  20. 19. Interpretation of “British Colony.”

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