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By WILLIAM SELWYN, Esq.

Of Lincoln's Inn, One Of Her Majesty's Counsel,
Late Recorder Of Portsmouth.

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WITH ALTERATIONS AND ADDITIONS.

LONDON:

V. AND R. STEVENS AND G. S. NORTON,
(.Successors to the late J. $ W. T. CLARKE, of Portugal Street,)
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26 AND 39, BELL YARD, LINCOLN'S INN.

MDCCCXL.II.

LONDON:

WILLIAM STEVENS, PRINTER, BELL TEMPLE BAR,

ALBERTO PRINCIPI

LEGUM ANGLIC STUDIOSO

HOC OPUS

PLUSQUAM XXX ANNORUM LABORIBUS
AD DECIMAM EDITIONEM PERDUCTUM
IPSIUS PERMISSU
D. D. D.

GULIELMUS SELWYN.

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TO THIS

TENTH EDITION.

THE Clauses in the several statutes made since the last Edition, have been inserted under the proper heads, together with the modern decisions, except in a few instances, which, coming too late for insertion there, will be found in the Addenda. The Compiler, being anxious to preserve the original design and character of these volumes, has continued to expunge all those portions of the work, which were inconsistent with the law as it stands at present; excepting only those statutes and decisions, which are necessary for the explanation of the new law, and those to which the later statutes have reserved a temporary or partial operation.

Notwithstanding these endeavours, the additions which the Compiler considered as necessary to the present edition (which include the insertion of upwards of 700 new cases), have unavoidably increased the length of the work; but, by enlarging the page, the printer has been enabled to comprise the present edition in volumes not materially larger than their predecessors. In this edition, as in the last, the Tables of Statutes, and of New Rules, have been

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