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COMMENTARIES

ON

THE LAWS OF ENGLAND.

(PARTLY FOUNDED ON BLACKSTONE.)

For hoping well to deliter myself from mistaking, by the order and perspicuous erpressing " of that I do propound, I am otherwise zealous and affectionate to recede as little from "antiquity, either in terms or opinions, as may stand with truth, and the proficience of knowledge."--Lord Bac. Adv. of Learning.

The Seventh Edition,

BY

JAMES STEPHEN, ESQ., LL.D.,

JUDGE OF COUNTY COURTS,
LATE PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LAW AT KING'S COLLEGE, LONDON,

AND FORMERLY RECORDER OF POOLE.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

LONDON: BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,

Law Publishers to the Queen's most excellent Majesty.

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