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Gt, But. Count of King's Bencher

REPORTS

OF

CASES
RULED AND DETERMINED at
Nili Prius,

IN THE COURT OF
Common Pleas,

AND ON THE
NORTHERN CIRCUIT;

FROM THE

Sittings after TRINITY TERM, 55 Geo. III. 1815,

TO THE
Sittings after MICHAELMAS TERM, 58 Geo. III. 1817,

BOTH INCLUSIVE.

To which are added,
COPIOUS NOTES UPON THE MOST IMPORTANT SUBJECTS OF

COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL LAW.

BY FRANCIS LUDLOW HOLT,

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, ES

BARRISTER AT LAW.

VOL. J.

: LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. BUTTERWORTH AND SON, 43, FLEET-STREET;

AND J. COOKE, ORMOND-QUAY, DUBLIN.

LIBRARY OF THE
LELAND STAHF050, JR., UNIVERSITY

LAW DEPARTMENT,

a.55608

MIL 10 1901

Printed by J. and T. Otarka, 98, St. John's Squaro, London,

PREFACE.

IN the following Reports of decisions at Nisi Prius it will be seen that the Writer has endeavoured, (he hopes not fruitlessly,) to render them more generally useful to the profession. In reporting the decisions in the several Cases, he has · attempted to explain the principles upon which they are founded; and, according to the best of his judgment and industry, to connect them with the system of which they are part.

It is not usual, and scarcely possible, for the Judges at Nisi Prius, in the vast multitude of Cases brought before them, to do more than touch upon the principles of the Cases in point; and, still less, to unfold the system of law, of which such cases are but individuals.- In the form of Notes, the Writer has endeavoured to supply this connection and exposition. The very limits of a Note necessarily require the condensation of the subject matter into points; and

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