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BY WILLIAM SELWYN,
LATE RECORDER OR PORTSMOUTH.
Quilibet scriptor adeo anxiè sit solicitus, ut ad veritatem dicat, perinde ac si totius
PRÆP. 6 REP.
Law Booksellers and publishers,
THE CLAUSES in the several statutes made since the last Edition, have been inserted under the proper heads, together with the modern decisions, except in a few instances, which, coming too late for insertion there, will be found in the Addenda. The Compiler, being anxious to preserve the original design and character of these volumes, has continued to expunge all those portions of the work, which were inconsistent with the law as it stands at present; excepting only those statutes and decisions, which are necessary for the explanation of the new law, and those to which the later statutes have reserved a temporary or partial operation.
Notwithstanding these endeavours, the additions rendered necessary by the late important statutes and decisions, have unavoidably increased the length of the work; but, by continuing the enlarged page, which was adopted in the last Edition, and by a careful economy of space, the printer has been enabled to comprise the present Edition in volumes not much larger than their predecessors. The Tables of Statutes, and of New Rules, have been again prefixed to the first volume : and in consequence of the great increase in the number of reporters, and for the convenience of