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EVERY exertion has been used in order to support, with suitable annotations, the various positions laid down in the following pages ; and the instances in which any observations are introduced, unaccompanied with notes, are very rare. Where the references in the Law Reports having an immediate relation have been numerous, the more recent are preferred; but in that event, all the works in which they are cited will be found referred to. The references made to the Jurist are principally of very late decisions, and which are not to be found in any other Law publication. Wherever the whole of an Act of Parliament has any material connexion with the subject of Limitation, it is set out entire in the Appendix ; and even where only particular clauses are essential, the latter have been copied in full. The Precedents contain all the Forms of Pleadings and of a practical kind, which are in ordinary use; and, in addition, some of a special nature; and the latter of which are rendered, by
the comparatively recent statutes relating to Claims as to Real Property, Records, and Specialties, very desirable for the Practitioner. The Form of an Entry upon the Roll, of Writs of Summons issued and continued for the purpose of preventing the operation of the statute, has been specially and carefully framed and annotated; and necessarily so, because any error in this statutable proceeding will probably defeat the very object of using it. Much labour and caution have been employed in endeavouring to explain the all important subjectmatter of the following pages, and to render the Treatise an useful work of reference, both as regards the Law of Limitation and its practice in detail.