Amendment IV

Document 19

Treasurer v. Moore

3 Brev. 550 S.C. 1815

Colcock, J. I am in favor of the motion. I think the witness should have made a return as to the duces tecum, or that part of the subpoena which required him to bring the books. I also think that a sheriff's books are public property, and that whoever may be in possession of them, is bound to produce them, when called for by legal authority, even though as evidence against himself; nor can I conceive that there can be a doubt, but that when a sale has taken place, a sheriff, or his representatives, are bound to account for the proceeds.

The Founders' Constitution
Volume 5, Amendment IV, Document 19
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