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Common Law Procedure Act 1854

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XLVIIProceedings before and upon such Examination.

The Court or Judge may by such Rule or Order, or any subsequent Rule or Order, command the Attendance of the Witnesses named therein, for the Purpose of being examined, or the Production of any Writings or other Documents to be mentioned in such Rule or Order; and such Rule or Order shall be proceeded upon in the same Manner, and shall have the same Force and Effect, as a Rule of the Court under an Act passed in the First Year of the Reign of His late Majesty King William the Fourth, intituled An Act to enable Courts of Law to order the Examination of Witnesses upon Interrogatories or otherwise; and it shall be lawful for the Court, or Judge, or Master to adjourn the Examination from Time to Time as Occasion may require; and the Proceedings upon such Examination shall be conducted, and the Depositions taken down, as nearly as may be, in the Mode now in use with respect to the viva voce Examination of Witnesses under the last-mentioned Act.

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