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The '''Watch''' was the law enforcing power of [[the Shire]]; it comprised mainly of the [[Shirriffs]] and the [[Bounders]].
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The '''Watch''' was responsible for maintaining the peace in [[the Shire]]. It consisted of the [[Shirriffs]], a roughly twelve-strong police force responsible for 'Internal Work', and the [[Bounders]], a larger body that guarded the borders of the Shire. The head of the Watch was the [[First Shirriff]], a post attached to that of the [[Mayor of Michel Delving]].
  
The Watch was charged by the [[Mayor of Michel Delving]], the "First Shirriff".
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==References==
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* {{FR|Prologue}}: ''Of the Ordering of the Shire''.
  
[[category:Shire]]
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==See also==
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* [[Hobbitry-in-arms]]
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[[Category:Shire]]
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[[Category:Organizations]]

Revision as of 14:04, 1 September 2010

The Watch was responsible for maintaining the peace in the Shire. It consisted of the Shirriffs, a roughly twelve-strong police force responsible for 'Internal Work', and the Bounders, a larger body that guarded the borders of the Shire. The head of the Watch was the First Shirriff, a post attached to that of the Mayor of Michel Delving.

References

See also