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NEW

R E PORTS

OF

Cages

HEARD IN

THE HOUSE OF LORDS,

ON

APPEALS AND WRITS OF ERROR;

AND DECIDED

DURING THE SESSION

1827-8.

BY RICHARD BLIGH, Esq.

.

BARRISTER AT LAW.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

SAUNDERS AND BENNING, LAW BOOKSELLERS,

(SUCCESSORS TO JOSEPH BUTTERWORTH AND SON,)

43, FLEET STREET.

GUNNELL AND SHBARMAN, SALISBURY SQUARE.

PREFACE.

WHEN the Editor announces a New Series of Reports, it may be asked by the Profession why he discontinued the old Series ? why the publication has been so tardy? and why he has left it incomplete? To those who are privileged to put these questions, he answers, that intense labour, without encouragement or profit, is not usually exercised with delight or followed up with perseverance. Praise for the compilation of these Reports has been liberally bestowed upon

their Author, but solid recompence has been wanting; and the demands of the Profession would exceed the bounds of reason, if they required or expected of an Editor, who has devoted eighteen years of attendance to the collection of Notes in the Supreme Judicial Tribunal, that he should publish those Notes for the benefit of the Profession, not only with a sacrifice of that age of fruitless labour, but at his own personal risk

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