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BY JAMES ALLAN PARK, Esq.
OF LINCOLN'S INN,

BARRISTER AT LAW.

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MDCCLXXXVII.

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LONDON:

RINTED BY HIS MAJESTY'S LAW PRINTERS:
For T. WHIELDON, in FLEET-STREET.

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HE honour you have done this Work, by fuffering fuch parts of it as you have feen to pass without cenfure, makes me defirous of offering it to the Publick, under your Lordship's protection.

WHEN the many admirable improvements which you have made in that branch of law, which relates to Infurances, are confidered, any treatise upon the subject must be admitted to be the exclufive property of your Lordship. Your labours in this refpect, were there no other caufe, would be fufficient to render your Lordship immortal in a country, whofe grandeur is founded on commerce; and your extenfive knowledge, joined to an unwearied application to every part of commercial jurisprudence, during a long and a glorious career in the administration of juftice, has endeared your Lordfhip's name to the Merchants of London, has made it the boaft of Britain, and the admiration of Europe.

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BUT while I thus only repeat the fentiments, which the publick entertain of your Lordship's abilities and virtues, let me not forget to exprefs my grateful and heartfelt acknowledgements for the attention with which you have honoured me, by allowing me to prefent this Book to the world, under the fanction of a name fo revered as your Lordship's; and for giving me this opportunity of declaring that I am, with the most profound respect and veneration,

MY LORD,

Your Lordship's

Moft obedient

and obliged humble servant,

JAMES ALLAN PARK.

CARLY-STREET, LINCOLN'S Inn,
November 6, 1786.

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