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A SERIES OF PRACTICAL OBSERVATIONS,
WRITTEN IN A PLAIN FAMILIAR STYLE,
WHICH HAVE FOR THEIR OBJECT TO ASSIST IN PREPARING
AND IN JUDGING OF THE OPERATION OF
BY DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN
THE FORMAL AND ESSENTIAL PARTS OF THOSE DEEDS, &c.
IN GENERAL USE.
A COURSE OF LECTURES.
WITH AN APPENDIX OF SELECT AND APPROPRIATE
BY RICHARD PRESTON,
OF THE INNER TEMPLE, ESQ.
In primisque hominis est propria veri inquisitio atque investigatio.
Cic. de Off. 1. 1. 4-15.
MY DEAR SIR,
ALLOW me to place under your patronage
the volume now offered to the profession. That it shall 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 nanuscript 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 which you