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TRE A TISE

ON

CON V E Y ANCING;.

WITH A VIEW TO ITS

Application to Practice :

BEING A SERIES OF

PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS,

WRITTEN IN

A PLAIN FAMILIAR STYLE,

WHICH HAVE FOR THBIR OBJECT

TO ASSIST IN PREPARING DRAUGHTS, AND IN JUDGING OF THE OPE-

RATION OF DEEDS, BY DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN THE
FORNAL AND ESSENTIAL PARTS OF THOSE DEEDS,

&c. IN GENERAL USE:

BBING

A COURSE OF LECTURES.

WITE

AN APPENDIX OF SELECT AND APPROPRIATE PRECEDENTS.

THIRD EDITION, CORRECTED,

WITH ADDITIONS.

VOL. I.

BY RICHARD PRESTON,

OF THE INNER TEMPLE, L8Q.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR W. CLARKE AND SONS, LAW BOOKSELLERS,

PORTUGAL-STREET, LINCOLN'S-INN.

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TO CHARLES BUTLER, ESQ.

LINCOLN'S INN.

MY DEAR SIR,

ALLOW me to place under your patronage the volume now offered to the profession. That it should be received favorably by a gentleman of your experience and extensive research in the study and practice of the Laws of Property ; by the Editor of those Annotations on Coke on Littleton which have been so deservedly admired by the profession, and cited with approbation even by the judges ; will not fail to ensure it a favorable reception with those for whose use it is intended.

That you approved of the work when in manuscript, and in an imperfect state, was one of the principal inducements to its publication. At the same time I am fully aware that I am more indebted to your friendship, and kind partiality, than to the merit of the work, for those very favorable terms in

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