17-6. To judge of appellate division or superior court in writing.

Application for the writ shall be made in writing, signed by the applicant -

(1) To any one of the justices or judges of the appellate division.

(2) To any one of the superior court judges, either during a session or in vacation. (1868-9, c. 116, s. 4; Code, s. 1626; Rev., s. 1824; C.S., s. 2208; 1969, c. 44, s. 41; 1971, c. 528, s. 2.)