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The Civil War broke out on the Continent of
Notice is taken of such Alterations as have happened
since that Time, down to the present Period.
A Variety of COLONY PRECEDENTS, which are chiefly ad-
apted to the British West India ISLANDS ; and may
By ANTHONY STOKES,
His MAJESTY's Chief JUSTICE OF GEORGIA.
PRINTED FOR THE AUTHOR :
AND SOLD BY B. WHITE, IN FLEET-STREET.
P R E FACE.
'HE Editor of the following Sheets have ing resided
years on the Continent of America, and in different Islands in the West Indies, he flatters himself that he is not altogether unqualified for the present Undertaking
When he had determined on going abroad in 1762, he in vain sought for some Book that would afford him an insight of the Conftitution and Mode of Proceeding in the Colonies : he was equally unsuccessful in his search after Colony Precedents; for in all the English Law Books he met with, he does not remember to have found half a score Colony Forms. These disappointments early suggested to him the utility of a Compilation of this fort, and he soon began to collect Precedents for that purpose.
The Editor having taken a decided part in the cause of Great Britain against her Revolted Colonies, he was, on the breaking out of the Troubles in the Southern Provinces, made a Prisoner by the Americans; and after being confined some weeks, he was exchanged, with liberty to leave the Country; on which he returned to Great Britain, and then began to