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CONTAINING ALL THE DECISIONS OF THE
Supreme Courts of Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Rhode Island,
APRIL 3-JULY 31, 1889.
WITH TABLES OF ATLANTIC CASES PUBLISHED IN VOLS. 69, MARYLAND REPORTS; 44, NEW JERSEY
WEST PUBLISHING CO.
THE publishers take pleasure in making public acknowledgment of their indebtedness, first, to the judges of the several courts reported in the ATLANTIC REPORTER, and, second, to the attorneys directly interested, for assistance in securing the accurate reporting of the cases contained in this volume. The judges have very generally availed themselves of the opportunity now afforded them for revising their opinions as printed in the advance sheets, and securing the incorporation of desired corrections and emendations in the permanent or bound-volume edition. Many of the attorneys of record in the cases reported, and others of our subscribers, have also kindly interested themselves in examining the cases as published, and advising us of typographical and other inaccuracies. This investigation has brought out many testimonies to the remarkable accuracy of our work, but the new method of publication furnishes an additional safeguard against mistake. The subscribers for the ATLANTIC are to be congratulated on the added value which will be given to the set, as a permanent series of reports, by this judicial and professional supervision, which will prevent the perpetuation of errors such as may sometimes creep in under the most careful system of publication.
Volume 17, herewith submitted, is the first volume of the ATLANTIC REPORTER issued in the enlarged form, and on the plan of publishing two separate editions,-one for temporary use and the other for permanent preservation. It contains the reports of 756 cases,-nearly double the number in volume 16 and the preceding volumes in the smaller form. This represents a saving in shelf-room of nearly 50 per cent., while the convenience of reference is increased twofold by putting twice as much matter under a single index. The typography is much improved, the shorter lines rendering the matter more easily legible. As the edition is printed especially for the bound volumes, it is trimmed but once, (instead of twice, as when the weekly pamphlets had to be rebound,) and this gives much better margins to the books.
The publishers have no doubt that a little practical experience will be sufficient to demonstrate to the subscribers the many advantages incident to the new plan of publication. If the ATLANTIC and the other Reporters are made more convenient to the use of the profession, and more permanently valuable as a set of law reports, the objects for which the new departure was made will be fully accomplished. St. Paul, Minn., August, 1889.