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JUSTICE OF THE PEACE,

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THE TITLES, “EXCISE AND CUSTOMS,” “POOR,” AND “TAXES,"

BY

J. CHITTY, Esq.,

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW.

THE REST OF THE WORK BY

THOMAS CHITTY, Esq.,

OF THE INNER TEMPLE.

IN SIX VOLUMES.

VOL. IV.

ON

THE POOR LAWS.

LONDON:
S, SWEET, 3, CHANCERY LANE; STEVENS & SONS, 39, BELL YARD; AND

A. MAXWELL, 32, BELL YARD, LINCOLN'S INN;'

Law Booksellers and Publishers.

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POOR LAWS.

ADVERTISEMENT

TO

THIS EDITION OF THIS VOLUME.

The outline of the improvements in this edition of the Treatise on Poor Law, has already been alluded to by the general advertisement in the first volume.

1st. The volume commences with a chronological statement of the Statutes referred to, and the pages where they are commented upon.

2ndly. An alphabetical table of the names of the cases and the pages where they are referred to, with the exception that instead of inserting the names of defendants under Rex v. the names of the defendants are first given in the alphabetical list as if they were the first names.

3rdly. Then is given an analytical table of the contents of the volume, referring to the pages in which each part is to be found.

4thly. Follows the body of the work, greatly enlarged, with new heads.

5thly. Then follows the Addenda, containing a statement of such points and new decisions as have been suggested or have been decided during the progress of the work.

6thly. Is given an Appendix of Forms, which are entirely new, and many of them have been settled by the editor with care and attention.

7thly. Concluding the volume is the Index, which is new in arrangement, and on reading every considerable head, it will be found to contain an outline of the law applicable to it, being the preferable mode of forming an Index.

Throughout this volume considerable improvements have been made. The statutes are stated in the very words of the enactments. Unnecessary details of facts in the cases have been reduced. Several new titles and subdivisions, especially relating to Casual Poor and to Evidence, have been introduced. The editor again avails himself of the opportunity of acknowledging his great obligations to his friend Mr. MONTAGUE B. Bere, of the Western Circuit, for many valuable suggestions in that part of the volume relating to settlement, and in framing the Index.

9th March, 1831.

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