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editions, the contents have been increased to the extent above named without a corresponding enlargement of the bulk of the volumes.
The publisher cannot hope that in so extensive a labor there have been no mistakes, either of omission or commission. He can only claim that he has spared neither time, labor, nor expense in the endeavor to make the book thoroughly accurate and complete; and he submits the present edition of Bouvier's Law Dictionary to the profession and the general public, trusting that the work may be found even more valuable in the future than it has been in the past.
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LIST OF THE PRINCIPAL AUTHORS
WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO THIS EDITION OF BOUVIER'S LAW DICTIONARY.
Austin Abrott and BENJAMIN VAUGHAN
A BBOTT, Esqs., of the New York Bar:
ports;" “ Digest of Reports," &c. J. W: ALLEN, Richmond, Vt.
Hon. S. M. BRECKENRIDGE, Judge of the
Circuit Court, St. Louis, Mo.
Bar: Author of an Analytical Digest
Senator of Mississippi.
Author of a “Treatise on the Construc-
Hon. A. CARUTHERS, Professor in the Le
banon Law School of Tennessee: Author
of the “ History of a Law-Suit,” &c.
Court of New York: Author of the “Ru.
of the · Law of Negro Slavery, &c., in
Reports,” Digests, &c.
nati Bar, Professor of Law in the Cincin.
Hon. William H. BATTLE, LL.D., of the
Supreme Court of North Carolina ; Professor of Law in the University of North Carolina.
Hon. Alex. W. BRADFORD, LL., D., Ex
Surrogate of New York: Editor of Brad. ford's “Surrogate Reports,” &c.
Hon. Henry Dutton, LL.D., of the Su
preme Court of Connecticut, Kent Professor of Law in Yale College : Author of a “ Digest of Connecticut Reports," &c.
Hon. THEODORE W. DWIGHT, LL.D., Pro
fessor of Law in Columbia College, New York.
Dormon B. Eaton, Esq., of the New York
Francis HILLIARD, Esq., of New York:
Author of “Treatises on Real Property;"
"Mortgages ;" “ Sales ;" "Torts," &c. Hon. Murray Hoffman, LL.D., Judge of
the Superior Court of New York City and County: Author of a “Treatise on the Practice of the Court of Chancery,”
&c. Hon. BENJAMIN C. HOWARD, Reporter of
the Supreme Court of the United States : Editor of Howard's “United States Su
preme Court Reports." N. HOWARD, Jr., Esq., of the New York
Bar: Editor of Howard's “New York
Reports.” Hon. R. O. HUrd, of Ohio: Author of a
Treatise on the Right of Personal Liberty," and on the “ Writ of Habeas Cor
CHARLES EDWARDS, Esq., of the New York
Bar: Author of a “ Treatise on Receivers in Equity," &c.
Isaac EDWARDS, Esq., of the Albany Bar:
Author of “ Treatises on the Law of Bailments, Bills," &c.
H. A. N. KAULBACH, Esq., Barrister-at
Law, Lunenburg, N. S. C. C. LANGDELL, Esq., of the New York
Bar. Francis LIEBER, LL.D., Professor in Columbia College, New York: Author of
Civil Liberty,” &c. Hon. J. Taylor Lomax, late Professor in
the Law School of the University of Virginia : Author of a “ Digest of the Law of Real Property;" “Treatise on the Law
of Executors,” &c. T. K. LOTHROP, Esq., of the Boston Bar,
Assistant United States District Attor
ney. Hon. R. P. Lowe, Chief Justice of Iowa.
Hon. JOSEPH H. LUMPKIN, Chief Justice of
Georgia. Hon. WILLIAM Marvin, Judge of the
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida: Author of a “Treatise on the Law of Wrecks and
Salvage.” Hon. CHARLES Mason, Ex United States
Commissioner of Patents.
Hon. S. E. PERKINS, LL.D., of the Suprema
Court of Indiana : Author of a “ Digest
of Indiana Reports." C. A. Phillips, Esq., of the Boston Bar. Hon. WILLARD PHILLIPS, LL.D., President
of the New England Insurance Company:
Author of Phillips on “ Insurance," &c. Hon. HENRY PIRTLE, LL.D., of Kentucky Isaac RAY, M.D., LL.D., Superintendent of
the Butler Insane Asylum, Providence, R. I.: Author of the “Medical Jurispru
dence of Insanity,” &c. Hon. Isaac REDFIELD, LL.D., Chief Justice
of Vermont: Author of a « Practical Treatise on the Law of Railways, Execu
tors, Administrators, Wills," &c. J. G. RICHARDSON, Esq., of South Carolina. CHRISTIAN ROSELIUS, Esq., of the New Or
leans Bar, Professor of Law in the Uni
versity of Louisiana. Hon. J. SAYLES, of the Supreme Court of
Texas: Author of a “Treatise on the Practice of the District and Supreme
Court of Texas." Hon. WALTER B. Scates, Chief Justice of
Illinois : Editor of Scates's “Statutes of
Illinois." Hon. Wm. Strong, LL.D., Justice of the
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. Gustavus Schmidt, Esq., of the New Or
Hon. GEORGE P. MARSH, LL.D.
Alex. MARTIN, Esq., of the St. Louis Bar.
J. WILDER MAY, Esq., of the Boston Bar:
Editor of Angell on “ Limitations."
Hon. William Curtis Noyes, LL.D., of the New York Bar.
leans Bar: Author of the “Civil Law of
Spain and Mexico." Hon. Otho Scott, LL.D., Codifier of the
Laws of Maryland. ROBERT SEWELL, Esq., of the New York
Bar. Hon. GEORGE SAARSWOOD, LL.D., Associate
Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania ; Professor of Law in the Univer. sity of Pennsylvania : Author of “Sharswood's Ethics;" Editor of“ Blackstone's Commentaries," “ Russell on Crimes,"
“Roscoe on Criminal Evidence,” &c. Col. J. Ross SNOWDEN, Prothonotary of
the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; late Director of the United States Mint at Philadelphia ; Author of " Coins of the World," &c.
Thomas W. WATERMAN, Esq., of the New
York Bar : Author of Treatises on the “ Law of New Trials;" Editor of Eden on “Injunctions,” “ American Chancery Digest," &c.
W. B. WEDGWOOD, of the New York Uni
JOHN N. Taylor, Esq., of the New York
Bar: Author of a Treatise on the "Law
of Landlord and Tenant, &c." SAMUEL TYLER, Esq., of the Maryland Bar. Hon. REUBEN H. WALWORTH, LL.D.,
Chancellor of New York. Hon. Emory WASHBURN, LL.D., Professor
of Law in Harvard University: Author of a Treatise on the “ Law of Real Pro
United States District Court for Maine:
Hon. John WILLARD, LL.D., Vice-Chancel
lor of New York: Author of Treatises on “Equity Jurisprudence," " The Law of Executors and Administrators," &c.
JOSEPH WILLARD, Esq., of the Boston Bar.
of Yale College: Author of a Treatise on
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