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AN

A BRIDGMENT

OF THE

LAW OF NISI PRIUS.

VOL. I..

1. ACCOUNT. 2. ADULTERY. 3. ASSAULT AND BATTERY. 4. ASSUMPSIT. 5. ATTORNEY. 6. AUCTION. 7. BANKRUPT. 8. BARON AND FEME. 9. Bills OF EXCHANGE AND

PROMISSORY Notes.

10. CARRIERS. 11. COMMON. 12. CONSEQUENTIAL DA

MAGES. 13. COVENANT. 14. DEBT. 15. DECEIT. 16. DETINUE. 17. DISTRESS.

BY WILLIAM SELWYN, Esq.
OF LINCOLN'S INN, ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S COUNSEL,

LATE RECORDER OF PORTSMOUTH.

Quilibet scriptor adeo anxiè sit solicitus, ut ad veritatem dicat, perinde ac si totius operis fides uniuscujusque periodi fide niteretur. PRÆF. 6 REP.

NINTH EDITION,

WITH ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS.

LONDON:

PRINTED FOR J. AND W. T. CLARKE, LAW BOOKSELLERS,

PORTUGAL STREET, LINCOLN'S INN.

Davidson, Printer. Serle's Place, Carey Street.

ADVERTISEMENT

TO THIS

NINTH EDITION.

The Clauses in the several important statutes made for the amendment of the law since the last Edition, have been inserted under the proper heads, together with the modern decisions, except in a few instances, which coming too late for insertion there, will be found in the Appendix. This Edition incorporates also the New Rules, more especially those made in Hilary Term, 4 W. 4. The object of these Rules, framed under the sanction of the legislature, and which have the force and effect of an Act of Parliament*, is to diminish the expense of suits in the superior Courts, and, by compelling defendants to put their defences specially on the record, to leave questions to be tried by the jury less at large than they were formerly, according to the ancient course and practice of pleading. Several cases having occurred upon

the construction of these rules, the determina. tions thereon have been carefully noticed, as being of great importance to special pleaders and other practitioners. The inconvenience arising from references to other parts of this work or to other books has been, as

* 5 Ad. and Ell. 158.

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