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OF THE INNER TEMPLE (FORMERLY OF LINCOLN'S INN),

BARRISTER-AT-LAW,

AUTHOR OF THE LAW OF RIGHTS OF COMMON, OF WAYS, AND WATERS, –

AND OF THE LAW OF SEWERS, &c. &c.

LONDON:
LATE W. BENNING & CO., LAW BOOKSELLERS,

43, FLEET STREET.

1851.

1394

LONDON: RAYNER AND AODGES, PRINTERS,

109, Fetter Lane, Fleet Street.

PREFACE.

THE consideration of the subject of Legal Time, although frequently brought before the notice of the Courts, does not seem hitherto to have been sufficiently presented to the Profession in a separate Essay.

The Year, the Month, and especially the Day, have undergone strict ordeals of discussion. The reckoning, or mode of computation with regard to the intervals of Time between one period and another, has likewise given rise to questions of intricacy.

It has been often a matter for argument, whether a day should be counted exclusively or inclusively, and sometimes there is an entire interval;—the day from which a calculation is to proceed, and the day upon which an act is to be done, being, in both instances, shut out of the enumeration.

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