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LAWS OF ENGLAND.
IN FOUR BOOKS.
SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE, KNT.
ONE OF THE JUSTICES OF AIS MAJESTY'S COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
KOTES SELECTED FROM THE EDITIONS OF ARCHBOLD, CHRISTIAN, COLERIDGE, CHITTY, STEWART,
KERR, AND OTHERS,
BARRON FIELD’S ANALYSIS,
ASSOCIATE JUSTICE OF THE SUPREME COURT OF PENNSYLVANIA.
IN TWO VOLUMES.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1859, by
CHILDS & PETERSON, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Eastern District of
Revised and Greatly Enlarged Edition.
ADAPTED TO THE
CONSTITUTION AND LAWS
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
AND OF THE
Several States of the Ameriran Union:
WITH REFERENCES TO THE CIVIL AND OTHER SYSTEMS OF FOREIGN LAW.
Twelfth Edition, Revised and Greatly Enlarged.
Two Volumes Royal Octavo. Price $12.
PUBLISHER'S PREFACE. It has been the aim of the publisher of the present edition of the Law Dictionary to vary in nothing from the general plan of Judge Bouvier, and to make only such modifications and additions in his work as the changing conditions of the law seemed to require. The period since the death of the able author has been so fruitful, however, both in legislative enactments and judicial decisions, that numerous alterations and additions have been rendered necessary, resulting in an aggregate increase of matter to the extent of more than fifty per cent. This new matter has been prepared by gentlemen of recognized eminence at the bar or on the bench, and peculiarly well acquainted with the special topics upon which they have treated. The general editorial supervision has been performed in a very thorough and efficient manner by DANIEL A. GLEASON, Esq. The more useful part of Kelham's Dictionary, which in former editions was printed as a supplement, has been now incorporated in the body of the work. Careful attention has been given to the citation of authorities, and they have been brought down to the date of the preparation of the respective articles. By making use of a more condensed form of arrangement and of a somewhat smaller-sized type than were employed in the old