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P L E A DING,
PARTIES TO ACTIONS,
SECOND AND THIRD VOLUMES
PRECEDENTS OF PLEADINGS
AN APPENDIX OF FORMS
THE RECENT PLEADING AND OTHER RUI
Nihil simul inventum est et perfectum.—Co. Lit. 230 a.
IN THREE VOLUMES.
BY JOSEPH CHITTY, Esq.,
OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW.
Fourteenth American Edition,
With the new matter incorporated of the Text of the Treatise in the
SEVENTH LONDON EDITION.
WITH NOTES AND ADDITIONS, BY JOHN A. DUNLAP AND E. D. INGRAHAM, I
By J. C. PERKINS, Esq.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1866, by
G. & C. MERRIAM, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of Massachusetts.
In presenting to the Profession the Fourteenth American Edition of Chitty's Pleadings, the Publishers beg leave to say, that the present edition has received the usual thorough annotation and editorial revision of its former accomplished American editor, Judge Perkins, which is a sufficient guaranty of its accuracy and completeness in that department.
G. & C. MERRIAM.
SPRINGFIELD, January, 1866.
NINTH AMERICAN EDITION.
HENRY GREENING, Esq., the editor of the Seventh and last English edition of Chitty's Pleading, in his preface to the work states, in reference to the changes which have been made by him, that “the alterations in the text of the first volume will be found to consist principally in striking out those portions, which were more historical than useful in practice; such as the account of the ancient numerous and perplexing modes of commencing personal actions; the parts relating to bailable process, and the old forms of commencing Declarations; as well as the account of the defences admissible under the general issue before the Pleading Rules of Hil. T. 4 Will. 4, contained in the seventh chapter of the last edition : in the place of which, he says, “I have endeavored to give the present law of practice, using of course as much of the old material as I found applicable to the subject."