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SELECTED AND ARRANGED

FOR THE USE OF LAW STUDENTS

IN CONNECTION WITH

POLLOCK ON TORTS

BY

FRANCIS M. BURDICK

NEW YORK AND ALBANY

BANKS & BROTHERS, LAW PUBLISHERS

1892

COPYRIGHT, 1891, BY FRANCIS M. BURDICK,

PREFACE.

In preparing this volume it has not been my aim to present a complete view of the Law of Torts, nor to disclose the historical development of its various rules. The cases have been selected with especial reference to their use by law students in connection with Pollock on Torts. As a compact and scientific statement of the general principles of this branch of the law, Sir Frederick Pollock's treatise is unrivalled. It is, therefore, admirably suited to the student's needs. But its accomplished author has rarely discussed the decisions of American courts. The present volume is intended as a supplement in this direction, containing American cases chosen and arranged with a view to illustrate the text and to give to the student an adequate conception of abstract legal doctrine, by showing its application to concrete facts.

In this work, I have been assisted greatly by Professor Collin, late a colleague in the Cornell University School of Law, who generously placed at my disposal his valuable notes and references upon this topic.

FRANCIS M. BURDICK.

COLUMBIA COLLEGE, September, 1891.

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