Writs of habeas corpus

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Series
J0029
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Description
This series consists of writs of habeas corpus, which were orders of the Supreme Court commanding a judge, sheriff, or keeper of a prison or jail to deliver the body of a defendant, witness, or other individual into the custody of the court. It took several forms, the most common being the writ of habeas corpus cum causa. This writ was obtained by a defendant to remove himself from custody.

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