Peculiar Index Cross-References

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The index section of William Hawkins’ Treatise of Pleas of the Crown, a treatise on England’s criminal law published in 1716, contains some quaint and amusing cross-references:

Assault, see Son.
Chastity, see Homicide.
Convicts, see Clergy.
Death, see Appeal.
King, see Treason.
Shop, see Burglary.
Sickness, see Bail.

 

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