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PREFACE

TO THE

SECOND PART OF THIS VOLUME.

To account for the delay in completing the second part of this volume, would be as tedious to the reader as to the author. The reader

may be assured, that the delay has given him the advantage of possessing this part of the work in a far more enlarged and perfect state than it would have been if published from the original MSS.

For the Index the profession are in a great measure indebted to John James Park, Esq.; a gentleman who will soon become a competitor for public favour in the line of his

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fession : and to William Lee, Esq. I have to acknowledge his kindness, in having devoted a large portion of time, in researches for authorities in support of the propositions advanced in the work. As the work was written without any previous collection of authorities, the completion has been retarded more on that, than on any other,

account.

A review of the Table of Contents will give to the reader a general outline and comprehensive view of the various interesting subjects he may expect to find in this volume.

7, Lincoln's Inn, New Square,

August, 1915.

The Binder is desired to place the original Preface contained in the First Part of

Vol. II. after this leaf, and to cancel the Title and Dedication preceding that Preface, which begins pane vi.

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THE DEDICATION

TO THE

FIRST PART OF THIS VOLUME

WAS TO

LANCELOT SHADWELL, Esq.

LATE OF LINCOLN'S INN, NOW DECEASED,

In these Terms.

Teh great experience you have had, and the eminence you have deservedly attained in theconveyancing department ofthe profession, have made me anxious to place this volume of a work, so intimately connected with the subject of our pursuits, under your protection.

It was intended that the subjects which will be included in the third volume, should have possessed this advantage.

They had a better claim to this protection, from the circumstance of your having honoured them by a perusal, and kindly suggested some corrections ; of which I readily availed myself.

VOL. II.

But as the third volume cannot, with convenience, and consistenti with other engagements, appear during the present year, I embrace the opportunity which the publication of this volume will afford me, of expressing the high sense I have always entertained of the kindness and liberality I have uniformly experienced in my professional intercourse with you: and of my admiration of the sound and extensive practical information you possess ; the necessary fruits of a long and laborious employment of eminent talents in the study and application of the rules of property ; and in the discharge of the arduous duties of your profession, equally to your honour, and the advantage and satisfaction of the profession at large and the public. And with great respect,

I am, dear Sir,
Your very faithful and obliged servant,

RICHARD PRESTON.

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