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CALIFORNIA LAW YER

- BOOK OF FORMS;
INSTRUCTIONS FOR OLDINARY TRANSACTIONS

IN MATTERS OF • - - --
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DREDs, MORTGAGES, ACKNowledgMENTS, LEASEs, Assigssors, IN solv ENTS,
ATTACHMENTs, Bills of Exchange, proMisso RY NOTES, BILLS OF SALE,
EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRAtoRs, IIUsbAND AND wiFE, MARRIAGE AND
| DIVORCE, HOMESTEADs, GUARDIANs, APPRENTIcEs, BONDs, cil ATTEL
MORTGAGES, ARBITRATION, NATURALIzATION, PRE-EMPTION, AUC-
TIONEERs, clerks, NoTARIES, slie RIFFs, colton ERs, SCI100 LS,
TAXES, LICENSES, PUBLIC of FICERs, contRACTs, cost Polt A-
TIONS, JURORs, FoREIGNERs, INSANE PERSONS, EST RAYS,
WILLS, Powers of Attors EY, PARTNERsilip, LAND LORD 5
AND TENANT, MEcIIANics’ LIENs, JUSTICES' courts,

MAGISTRATES, MINEs, MINING AND WATER RIGHTs, o
ETC., ETC., ETC. - *
WITI NUMEROUS PRECEDENTS AND FORMS:
DESIGNED FOR THE USE OF - - o -

risis AND PROFESSIONAL MEN, COUNTY AND Town OFFICERs,
MINERS, MECHANICS AND FARMERS, *

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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year of our Lord eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, by H. H. BANCROFT & COMPANY.,

In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the Northern District of the State of California.

INTRODUCTION.

In view of the necessity of a book of forms for use in Califormia, adapted to the peculiar features of our laws, and at the **t of the publishers, the following work has been prepared, intended to serve for all the purposes usual in law and in works of this character.

The plan adopted embraces a wide range of subjects, each division containing not only a series of forms but also approPriate selections from the statutes, and the adjudications of the Špreme Court—in some instances separately arranged, in others "onnected and woven together—it being their design not only to

furnish the necessary matters of law requisite in the preparation

of forms, but also to Present an outline of our legal system, so

* * useful to citizens generally in their various business pur

Suits.

While, however, the object has been more particularly to P"Pare a compilation in popular form for the aid of laymen, it has also been arranged with reference to its use by convey

ancers and the legal profession. The difficulty of combining *factorily these two objects,

furnishes all the apology I might feel called upon to offer for the

apparent want of uniformity in

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