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S Y S T E M
WITH THREE CHAPTERS
BOTTOMRY; On INSURANCES On LIVES;
INSURANCES Against FIRE.
By JAMES ALLAN PARK, Esq,
BARRISTER At LAW.
Lex (dc qua agimus) tst sans aquxtatis* Cicero.
THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
WILLIAM, EARL OF MANSFIELD,
LORD GHIEF JUSTICE OF THE COURT
OF KING'S BENCH,
THE honour you have done this Work, by suffering such parts of it as you have seen to pass without censure, makes me desirous of offering it to the Publick, under your Lordlhip's protection.
When the many admirable improvements which you have made in that branch of law, which relates to Insurances, are considered, any treatise upon the subject must be admitted to be the exclusive property of your Lordship. Your labours in this respect, were there no other cause, would be sufficient to render your Lordship immortal in a country,whose grandeur is founded on commerce j and your extensive knowledge, joined to an unwearied application to every part of commercial jurisprudence, during a long and a glorious career in the administration of justice, has endeared your Lordship's name to the Merchants of London, has made it the boast of Britain, and the admiration of Euros s.
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