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PRISTLD BY C. F. ROWORTH, GREAT NEW STREET, FETTER LANE, E.C.

PREFACE TO THE SIXTH EDITION.

A New Edition of this Treatise, revised throughout with assiduous reference to the authorities up to the latest decisions, including the Reports issued in December last, is here submitted to the Profession and to the Mercantile Community.

The Court of Appeal in Stewart v. Merchants' Mar. Ins. Co. animadverted with just severity on the retention of the 3 per cent. memorandum as affecting ship in the terms in which it was introduced into the policy about 1743, unmodified in any respect, notwithstanding the vast increase in size and costliness of our ocean steamers. In one of the notes to that case a suggestion is offered with a view to stimulating discussion, in order that such a reform of that memorandum may be arrived at, as may maintain a somewhat more reasonable proportion to the present development of British Shipping.

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So simple a matter as the stamps and stamp laws in relation to policies is disgracefully perplexed on the face of the Statutes by piece-meal alterations on previous alterations. In the Appendix of Statutes the eye will find assistance from slight notes interspersed between the sections. At the same time the subject has been dealt with in the text in a simple and intelligible way, such

as, it is hoped, will be generally acceptable.

D. MACLACHLAN.

!1, KING'S BENCH WALK, TEMPLE,

January, 1887.

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.

For this edition of Sir Joseph Arnould's valuable treatise the text has been revised, supplemented, and modified in accordance with the latest authorities.

It had become necessary for the preservation and usefulness of the work to alter the arrangement of Part I. The Editor embraced that opportunity at the same time to collect and compact the work upon the main points of the subject, with a view to the light which parts in their natural order and connexion mutually reflect one upoi. another. Further to facilitate perusal and reference, he has studied compression by rejecting verbiage, repetitions, and loose observations, whilst preserving everything that was in any way pertinent; he has also prefixed to each chapter an analysis of its contents, and prefaced the whole work with a summary view (P. I. c. 1) of the contract of Insurance in its principles and parts, as it is developed and considered in the subsequent pages.

D. MACLACHLAN.

GOLDSMITH BUILDING, TEMPLE,

9th December, 1865.

PREFACE TO THE FIRST EDITION.

To make a text-book of practical utility and ready reference for English lawyers has been the first object aimed at in this compilation : to this end the matter has been much subdivided and copiously indexed, marginal notes have been added, and an endeavour made to present a methodized arrangement of the body of English Jurisprudence, on the subject of which it treats. To accomplish this point, without either unnecessary diffuseness, or unsatisiactory generality, seems to form the chief difficulty in these undertakings, especially where, as in the present case, almost the whole law on the subject treated of is judge-made law, and the value of previous decisions, as precedents, depends on the application of rather refined principles to frequently complicated states of fact. Could I hope that I had overcome this difficulty as completely as I have felt it, I should submit this work to the profession with much more confidence than is at present the case.

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JOSEPH ARNOULD.

12, KING's BENCH WALK, TEMPLE.

ABBREVIATIONS

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* NAMES OF AMERICAN REPORTS.

THOSE marked U. St. are Reports of the United States' Courts (i.e. of the Federal or National Courts of the whole Union): those not so marked are the Reports of the Courts of the separate States.

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Binn. Rep.

Binney's Pennsylvania Reports.
Cowen, N. Y. Rep.

Cowen's New York Reports.
U. St. Cranch, Sup. C. Rep.

Cranch's Reports of the Supreme Court of

the United States. U. St. Dall..

Dallas's Reports.
Day, Conn. Rep.

Day's Connecticut Reports.
U. St. Gall. Circ. C. Rep.

Gallisons's Reports of the Circuit Court of

the United States.
Hill, N. Y. Rep.

Hill's New York Reports.
Johns. N. Y. Cases

Johnson's New York Cases.
Johns. N. Y. Rep.

Johnson's New York Reports.
Johns. Chanc. Rep.

Johnson's Chancery Reports.
Louis. Rep.

Louisiana Reports.
Mart. Rep..

Martin's Louisiana Reports.
U. St. Mason's Circ. C. Rep.

Mason's Circuit Court Reports. . Rep..

Massachusetts Reports.

M‘Clean's Circuit Court Reports.
Metc. Rep.

Metcalf's Massachusetts Reports.
U. St. Pet. S. C. Rep.

Peter's Supreme Court Reports. U, St. Pet. C. C. Rep. .

Peter's Circuit Court Reports.
U. St. Pet. Ad. Rep.

Peter's Admiralty Reports.
Pick. Mass. Rep., or Pickering's Pickering's Massachusetts Reports.

Rep.
Serj. and Rawle.

Serjeant and Rawle's Pennsylvania Reports. U. St. Story, Circ. C. Rep.

Story's Circuit Court Reports.
U. St. Sumn. Rep.

Sumner's Circuit Court Reports.
Watt's Rep.

Watts' Pennsylvania Reports.
Wend. Rep.

Wendell's New York Reports.
Whart. Rep.

Wharton's Pennsylvania Reports.
U. St. Wheat. Rep.

Wheaton's Supreme Court Reports. U. St. Wheat. Dig.

Wheaton's Digest of the Reports of the

United States.
Yeates, Rep.

Yeates' Pennsylvania Reports.

U. St. M«Clean, C. c. Rep.

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