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a local court with criminal jurisdiction and sometimes administrative functions

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The Court of Quarter Sessions was held at Adolphustown in January and July and at Kingston in April and October.
Miscellaneous servants, however, made up four times as many defendants before the Court of Weekly Sessions as before justices of the Court of Quarter Sessions.
44) Once servants were arrested, the magistrate would release them on bail or jail them pending appearances before the Court of Weekly and Special Sessions or the justices of the Court of Quarter Sessions.
For undisclosed reasons a small number of prosecutions were referred to the Court of Quarter Sessions for summary disposition.
4 Figure 2 Breach of Service Complaints Filed for Summary Resolution before Justices of the Court of Quarter Sessions, 1830-1840 Year Journeymen Apprentices Domestic Misc.