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BY SOLOMON ATKINSON, ESQ.
OF LINCOLN'S INN, BARRISTER AT LAW.
SAUNDERS AND BENNING, LAW BOOKSELLERS ;
(SUCCESSORS TO J. BUTTERWORTH AND SON),
43, FLEET STREET.
It has been my object in the following pages, to give a concise and plain outline and description of the principal deeds and modes of assurance now practised by the most skilful conveyancers.
The language of deeds has in a particular manner engaged my attention.
In compiling this work, I have had considerable assistance from quarters most able to confer it ; but, to which, I am not at present permitted more particularly to allude.
It has been suggested to me, that a more numerous citation of cases, would have made this little work more useful. With reference to this suggestion, I have only to remark, that the cases connected with the law of real property and conveyancing, are so fully stated in my treatise on that subject, that to have loaded the present volume with them, would only have been to repeat imperfectly, what I had alrcady done in another work, to which, from the general similarity of arrangement, reference could at all times be easily made Besides, it seemed hardly necessary to cite cases in support of doctrines which are clearly settled in the opinion of the profession.
It may also be noticed, that a very considerable part of the following pages, is occupied rather in stating the practice of conveyancers as settled by common concurrence in their domestic forum, than in the discussion of matters which belong more properly to the cognizance and decision of a public court.
I am aware, that writers on conveyancing have in general been rather sparing in such details,-probably because they did not deem them sufficiently important. I however think differently ; it appears to me, that to the young conveyancer such details are, more than any others, practically useful, and under this impression the following Manual has been drawn up.