COURTS, JUDICIAL OFFICERS AND PROCEEDINGS IN CIVIL CASES
CERTAIN WRITS AND PROCEEDINGS IN SPECIAL CASES
HABEAS CORPUS AND PERSONAL LIBERTY
Issuance of writ; return
Section 4. The court or magistrate to whom the petition is presented shall, without delay, issue a writ of habeas corpus, substantially in the form heretofore established and used in the commonwealth, and returnable forthwith to the supreme judicial court, or a justice thereof, at such place as shall be designated in the writ.