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the selection and arrangement of some portions of the matter introduced. To extend the usefulness of the work, and adapt it generally to the Pacific coast, the laws of Oregon and Washington Territories are noted under the respective heads, so far as practicable, showing their resemblances and differences, as compared with our system. The subject of mining rights, in view of its peculiar impor. tance in this state, has been presented in a full and complete treatise; for which I am indebted to J. F. Bowman, Esq. The excellent index to the constitution of this state was taken by permission of Dr. Wood from his compilation of the statutes, and the statutory references noted at the foot of each page as they occur, are made to the articled enumeration in Wood's

Digest, as the most simple and uniform method.

D. P. BELKNAP. SAN FRANCIsco, 27th October, 1859.

CONTENTS.

CHAPTER L raor

CHAPTER II.

CHAPTER IIL

Apprentices, Clerks and Servants.......... . . . . . . . . . ...................... "

CHAPTER IV.

*ion............................ . . . . . . . ... ......... . . . . . . . . . . . . . **

CHAPTER W.

Assignment. ...

Auctioneers.. - 124

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CHAPTER VIII.

Bill of Sale........

- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ................................... *

CHAPTER IX.

Bonds..... * * * * * * * * * * * * * * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .......................... . . . .”

CHAPTER X.

Bills of Exchange and Promissory Notes ... 140

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CELAPTER XI.

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Chattel Mortgago....................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 155

CHAPTER XII.

Clerk...... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 167

CHAPTER XIII.

Contracts and Agreements. .................................... - - - - - - - - - 201

CHAPTER XIV.

Coroner... . . . . . . . . . . ................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . .... 230

CHAPTER XV

Corporations......................................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - **

CHAPTER XVI.

Deeds. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 298

CHAPTER XVII.

Estrays, lawful Fences, and Animals trespassing upon Property............... 3.14

CHAPTER XVIII.

Executors and Administrators..................... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 332

CHAPTER XIX.

Foreigners. . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 377

CHAPTER XX.

Homestead... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 384

CHAPTER XXI.

Husband and Wife......................... . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - . . . . . .395

CHAPTER XXII.

Insane, Indigent, Sick, Poor and Vagrants................................. 428

CHAPTER XXIII.

Insolvency. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 436

CHAPTER XXIV.

Jurors. . . . . . . . . - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - ... . 452

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