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He who hath an especial charge, by virtue of his of&ce, to see that the king's peace be kept. Before the reign of Edward III., who created justices of the peace, there were sundry person? interested to keep the peace, of whom there were two classes; one of which had the power annexed to the office which they held; the other had it merely by itself, and were hence called “wardens” or “conservators of the peace.” Lambard, Eiren. lib. 1, c. 3. This latter sort are superseded by the modern justices of the peace. 1 Bl. Comm. 349. The judges and other similar officers of the various states, and also of the United States, are conservators of the public peace, being entitled “to hold to the security of the peace and during good behavior.” 1 Sharswood, Bl. Comm. 349.


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