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CONTAINING COPIOUS REPORTS OF THE PRINCIPAL CASES
DECIDED ON THE ACT.
THE want experienced by many railway officials, of a knowledge of the principles and grounds upon which the Court of Common Pleas has hitherto acted in carrying out the important Act usually known as Mr. Cardwell's Act, induced me to undertake the present work. It became necessary to introduce chapters on other topics connected with the duties of Carriers, in order properly to elucidate the bearing of the statute upon the Law of Carriers, so that not a few of the main points in that law will be found noted. The object has been, not to make a large book, but to condense as much matter as possible into a small compass. The principles laid down by the Judges have been carefully laid down in Chapters IV., V., and VI., and such observations have been founded on them as may serve to indicate the probable course of the Court in future cases. In order to enable the reader to see the whole circumstances and effect of the decisions-copious reports of the leading cases have been given in the appendix.
G. B. Barnard Castle, 6th July, 1859.