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OBSERVATIONS ON THE VALUE OF THE STUDY OF CIVIL
AND INTERNATIONAL LAW IN THIS COUNTRY:

A LETTER

TO

THE RIGHT HON. W. E. GLADSTONE,

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT FOR THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD.

BY

ROBERT PHILLIMORE,

ADVOCATE IN DOCTORS COMMONS, AND BARRISTER OF THE

MIDDLE TEMPLE. *-'

LONDON:

W. BENNING AND CO., LAW BOOKSELLERS,
43, FLEET STREET.

1848.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. ROWORTH AND SONS, BELL YARD,

TEMPLE BAR.

My Dear Gladstone,

There would be no impropriety, I think, in addressing the following remarks to any member of parliament, who may, and probably will be, ^called upon hereafter to legislate upon the important and complicated subject to which they refer. But it appears to me that there is an especial propriety in invoking your particular attention to them—not upon the personal ground of the friendship which has subsisted between us for so many years, though there is no reason why this motive should be without its influence upon me, but because you have filled very high offices and taken a very conspicuous part in the government of the country, because you were a distinguished member of that administration which propounded and carried through one branch of the legislature (the most judicial branch, I may be permitted to say) a measure of wise, vigorous, well-considered

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