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A DIGEST OF THE MOST USEFUL LEARNING

FOR PRACTITIONERS.

BY JOSIAH W. SMITH, B.C.L., Q.C,

JUDGE OF COUNTY COURTS.

EDITOR OF FEARNE'S CONTINGENT REMAINDERS AND EXECUTORY DEVISES, AND MITFORD's

CHANCERY PLEADINGS ; AUTHOR OF A MANUAL OF EQUITY, A MANUAL OF
COMMON LAW, AND A MANUAL OF BANKRUPTCY; AND ONE OF THE

CONSOLIDATORS OF THE CHANCERY ORDERS.)

Fifth Edition.

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:
STEVENS AND SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE.

Law Publishers and Booksellers,

LONDON :

STEVENS AND RICHARDSON, PRINTERS, 5, GREAT QUEEN STREET,

LINCOLN'S INN FIELDS, W.0.

TO

THE RIGHT HONORABLE

THOMAS, BARON TRURO,

LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF GREAT BRITAIN,

WHO

EXERCISED HIS JUDICIAL FUNCTIONS
WITH TRULY CONSCIENTIOUS AND LABORIOUS CARE

WITH DIGNITY AND URBANITY,

AND WITH ACCURATE DISCRIMINATION AND SOUND JUDGMENT.

THIS ATTEMPT

TO FACILITATE THE KNOWLEDGE OF

THE LAW OF PROPERTY CONNECTED WITH CONVEYANCING

WAS,

BY PERMISSION,

MOST RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED

1855

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