In 778 three high-reeves were slain at the instigation of the king.
P. Reeves, State Experiments in Australia and New Zealand; A.
In addition to Blackstone, Coke and these later writers, the following works may also be consulted: John Reeves, History of English Law (1783-1784); L.
Pember Reeves, New Zealand; A.
From very early days executive officers known as " select-men," constables, clerks of markets, hog reeves, packers of meat and fish, &c., were chosen; and the select-men, particularly, gained power as the attendance of the freemen on meetings grew onerous.