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A

TREATISE .

OF THE

LAW

or

ARBITRATION;

WITH AH

APPENDIX OF PRECEDENTS.

By JAMES STAMFORD CALDWELL.

Of Liscols's isir Esq., Bibuistkii It LAW.

FIRST AMERICAN EDITION,

IMPROVED BY A

COPIOUS DIGESTED INDEX

OF AMERICAN DECISIONS.

EXETER:
PUBLISHED BY GEORGE LAM30.V.

I. J. WILLIAMS, FBIyTKB.

TO

THE HONOURABLE

SIR CHARLES ABBOTT, KNT

ONE OF

HIS MAJESTY'S JUSTICES

OF THE

COURT OF KING'S BENCH,

WITH HIGH RESPECT
FOR THAT ABILITY, AND THOSE ATTAINMENTS,
WHICH HAVE ADVANCED HIM
TO SUCH DESERVED EMINENCE

IN HIS PROFESSION;
AND WITH STRONG FEELINGS
OF GRATITUDE,

FOR HIS PERSONAL KINDNESS, AND VALUABLE INSTRUCTION,

THIS WORK
'•,

(with His Permission)
Dedicated

BY

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE

TO

ENGLISH EDITION.

The importance of an accurate knowledge of the Law of Arbitration, joined to the circumstances of the only modern treatise upon that subject having been for some time out of print, and being, even to those in whose hands it may be found, of little comparative value from the number of cases upon this branch of the law which have been decided since its publication, will, it is hopqd, at least, save the present work from the imputation of being superfluous.

It has occurred, also, to the author, while fully admitting the treatise by the late Mr. Kyd to have very considerable merit, that the plan of it might, in some respects, be deviated from with advantage.

A review of what the Civil Law has provided for regulating Arbitration, however

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