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LAW AND PRACTICE
BENEFIT OF CREDITORS;
ADAPTED TO THE LAWS OF THE VARIOUS STATES,
APPENDIX OF FORMS.
ALEXANDER M. BURRILL,
AUTHOR OF A LAW DICTIONARY AND GLOSSARY, A TREATISE ON CIRCUMSTANTIAL EVIDENCE, AND
A TREATISE ON PRACTICE, ETC.
REVISED AND ENLARGED BY JAMES L. BISHOP.
BY GEORGE L. STERLING,
COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
NEW YORK :
66 NASSAU STREET.
Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, by
ALEXANDER M. BURRILL, In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Southern District of New York.
Copyright, 1877, by BAKER, VOORHIS & Co. Copyright, 1882, by Baker, VOORHIS & Co.
BAKER & GODWIN, PRINTERS,
25 Park Row, New York,
PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION.
SINCE the publication of the previous edition of this work, the Bankrupt Act has been repealed, and the system of voluntary assignments, with various modifications, now prevails to a greater extent than before throughout the United States. One may almost say that every new volume of reports contains at least some case bearing upon the questions treated in this book.
In preparing the fourth edition, no alterations have been made in the arrangement of the matter, and none of importance in the text except where statutes have rendered a change necessary.
About seventy-five pages of new matter, scattered through the volume, have been added, however, and nearly eight hundred new cases.
The various State statutes, many of them recent and lengthy, have not been set out in full from lack of space, but it is hoped that enough has been given to furnish a reliable guide, and suggest to the reader the points to be observed and looked for in the statutory regulations affecting voluntary assignments.
G. L. STERLING. NEW YORK, November 1, 1882.