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17. “The Words Sheriff, Gaoler, &c. in the Statute 13 E. 1. cap. 11. extend to all Keepers of Gaols; and therefore if one hath the keeping of a Gaol by Wrong or De facto, and suffers an Escape,
he is within this Statute as much as he that has the keeping of it De Jure. 2
Inst. 381, 382.” 16 Viner, Abridgment
, tit. [Officers and] Offices, G. 3, pl. 2.
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