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FROM 13th Nov., 1852, to 26TH APRIL, 1856, INCLUSIVE.

LONDON:

STEVENS & NORTON ; H. SWEET, AND W. MAXWELL,

LAW BOOKSELLERS & PUBLISHERS.

1856.

LONDOV: RAYNER AND HODOES, PRINTERS,

109, Fetter Lane, Fleet Strect.

PREFACE.

In presenting this Volume of Crown Cases to the Profession, I take the opportunity of offering my respectful acknowledginents to Lord CAMPBELL, Lord WENSLEYDALE, Mr. Justice COLERIDGE, and to the rest of the learned Judges, for the kindness and courtesy with which they have handed to me, from time to time, their written Judgments in Cases of great importance. I feel also grateful to Mr. Greaves, Q. C., Mr. Elis, and to many others of my learned brethren for many valuable suggestions and communications, which have tended, in no small degree, to facilitate my labours ; and in a most especial manner I have to offer my thanks to my learned friend Mr. Bell, of

, the Midland Circuit, for the kind assistance he has

afforded me.

My predecessor, the late Mr. Pearce, proposed, in the conducting of these Reports, to depart froin the plan originally laid down by Mr. Denison, by adding

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