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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.

GEORGE W. CHILDS. PHILADELPHIA, November, 1867.

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:
Authors of a “Collection of Forms and
Pleadings in Actions ;" "Reports of
Cases in Admiralty;" “Practice Re-

ports;" “ Digest of Reports," &c. J. W: ALLEN, Richmond, Vt.

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Hon. S. M. BRECKENRIDGE, Judge of the

Circuit Court, St. Louis, Mo.
F. C. BRIGHTLY, Esq., of the Philadelphia

Bar: Author of an Analytical Digest
of the Laws of the United States ;"
“ Treatise on the Law of Costs;" “ Equity
Jurisdiction of the Courts of Pennsyl.

vania," &c.
Hon. Walter BROOKE, Ex United States

Senator of Mississippi.
Causten Browne, Esq., of the Boston Bar:

Author of a “Treatise on the Construc-
tion of the Statute of Frauds."

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Hon. A. CARUTHERS, Professor in the Le

banon Law School of Tennessee: Author

of the “ History of a Law-Suit,” &c.
Hon. T. W. CLERKE, LL.D., of the Supreme

Court of New York: Author of the “Ru.
diments of American Law;" “ Digest of
Cases determined in Supreme Court of
New York;" Editor of “ Adams on Eject-

ment."
Hon. T. R. R. COBB, of Georgia : Author

of the · Law of Negro Slavery, &c., in
the United States ;" Editor of "Cobb's

Reports,” Digests, &c.
MASKELL E. CURWEN, Esq., of the Cincin-

nati Bar, Professor of Law in the Cincin.
nati College : Editor of “Curwen's Star
tutes of Ohio."

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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.

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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

Bar.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

versity.

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

perty,” &c.
Hon. Ashur WARE, LL.D., Judge of the

United States District Court for Maine:
Editor of Ware's “ Admiralty Reports."

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.
THEODORE D. WOOLSEY, LL.D., President

of Yale College: Author of a Treatise on
“ International Law," &c.

This edition of Bouvier's “ Law Dictionary,” from the extensive additions and alterations, is almost a new work, and those who have the previous editions will find it of far greater use and value, and we ask an examination and comparison.

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The delivery of the lectures which constitute the Commentaries of Sir William Blackstone began at Oxford in 1758, and the publication of the Commentaries commenced in 1765. Since that period radical changes have taken place in the statute law of England, the practice of its courts has been greatly modified, new subjects of litigation have arisen, and many of the doctrines of the common law have received very extensive modifications and additions, in order to adapt them to the results of a century of change and progress.

The Commentaries do not, therefore, in their original form, wholly represent the existing state of legislation or of legal doctrine, even in the country where they were written. When we consider, also, that in the United States the legal systems of the several States and of the Federal Government have since grown up, we cannot avoid the conclusion that the Lectures of Blackstone, in respect of what they contain as well as of what they do not contain, become still more inadequate as a book for elementary study or general reading, unless accompanied by judicious and carefully-prepared annotations.

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