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SUGGESTIONS FOR THE USE OF PRACTITIONERS
IN TAKING INSTRUCTIONS FOR AND PREPARING

WILLS AND CODICILS,

AFTER THE 31st of DECEMBER, 1837.

BY R. LUSH, ESQ.

OF GRAY's Inn.

LONDON:
CHARLES READER, LAW BOOKSELLER,

29, Bell YARD, LINCOLN's Inn;
AND MILLI KEN AND SON, DUBLIN.

LONDON:

C. ROWORTH AND SONS, BELL-YARD,

TEMPLE BAR, FLEET-STREET.

PREFACE

TO THE FIRST EDITION.

The following Statute, founded, in a great measure, upon the recommendations of the Real Property Commissioners, is ascribed to the

pen of a Noble and Learned Judge, whose long experience and distinguished talents qualify him, in an eminent degree, to deal with this important and difficult branch of law.

A slight perusal of its various clauses will satisfy the reader that much explanation of them is unnecessary. The whole has evidently been penned with great care, and it will probably afford less matter for discussion as to its meaning, than any Statute of equal importance which has passed during the late reign.

Its leading objects are, to give a more efficient testamentary control over property, to relieve the ordinary language of devise from adverse interpretations and presumptions of law, and to lay down settled rules as to the mode of execution, of revocation, and revival of all testamentary dispositions.

The Editor has attempted briefly to point out, under each section, the state of the law at the

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