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CON VEYANCING;

A SELECTION OF FORMS OF GENERAL UTILITY,

WITH

NOTES INTERSPERSED.

BY BENJAMIN L. OLIVER,

COUNSELLOR AT LAW.

CORRECTED AND ENLARGE D),

BY PETER OLIVER,

COUNSELLOR AT LAW

HALLOWELL:
MASTERS, SMITI & CO.

1853.

ENTERED according to an act of Congress, in the year 1845, by

PETER OLIVER, in the Clerk's office of the District Court of Massachusetts.

324023

TO

THE HON. LEMUEL SHAW, LL. D.

CHIEF JUSTICE

OF THE

STATE OF MASSACHUSETTS,

BELOVED AS A MAN AND HONORED AS A JUDGE ;

STERN IN HIS INTEGRITY AND PURE IN HIS BENEVOLENCE,

THIS WORK

(BY PERMISSION,)

IS MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

By his obliged and very humble servant,

PETER OLIVER.

PREFACE.

THE subject of the present volume is one of comprehensive importance, which, from its very nature, must ever hold an equal and prominent place in the wide area of legal knowledge. The laws in relation to real estate, titles, &c. are of daily use, and should be carefully studied, by reason of the constant necessity of their practical application. To most persons connected with the profession, that important branch of legal science denominated conveyancing, is, per se, dry and distasteful, because of the continued labor it requires, whilst developing none of those showy results which arise from the pleadings at the bar; and yet there is no species of knowledge more in demand, or which confers more real usefulness and honor upon the conscientious practitioner.

The general success which the previous editions of this work have met with, has emboldened the present editor to undertake its revision, in doing which he has incorporated his own notes with the original, and has endeavored to systematize as far as possible what before was loose and confused. He has also, with some diffidence, clipped many of the forms of their super-phraseology, though he is sufficiently aware that they will yet bear a further curtailment. He dared not, however, in his own stage of legal advancement, to make too bold a beginning, but should his attempt meet with approbation, he hopes to be enabled hereafter to undertake another course of revision.

There may be occasional errors in the letter press, but it is believed they are trifling, and will generally correct themselves in a careful perusal, without the aid of a table of errata. 16 Court Street, Boston, I

July 22, 1845.

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