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OF

COLONIAL LAW,

THE

PRACTICE OF THE COURT OF APPEALS

FROM

THE PLANTATIONS,

AND OF THE

LAWS AND THEIR ADMINISTRATION
ALL THE COLONIES;

WITH

Cfjartms of Static*, <©r»tra in Council, &F. $rt. kt.

BY CHARLES CLARK, ESQ.

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW.

LONDON:
S. SWEET, 3, CHANCERY LANE;
A. MAXWELL, 32, AND STEVENS & SONS, 39, BELL YARD;
Eato ISooftsellerg tr TfitMia%ttt:

R. MILLIKEN AND SON, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN.

1834.

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TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE W

THOMAS SPRING RICE, M P.

SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIES

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THIS WORK

IS,

BY PERMISSION,
MOST RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED
BY

HIS VERY OBEDIENT
AND

HUMBLE SERVANT,

THE AUTHOR.
INTRODUCTION.

As, I believe, it is generally known in the legal profession that one of its most learned and able members had begun a work upon the subject of the Laws of the Colonies, and that the materials he had prepared were handed over to me, it is but justice to the high and well-earned reputation of that learned person clearly to explain the nature of the transfer, in order that he may not be held responsible for any defects in the work that ought rather to be charged upon me. Mr. Serjeant Stephen, on putting into my hands the matter he had collected for the early portion of this volume, declared that he considered himself no longer to have any connection with it; and feeling, as I did, the perfect propriety of such a declaration, I have never since ventured to trouble him upon the subject. I have freely exercised the uncontrolled authority given me over the materials thus furnished, and as the work now stands I alone am answerable for its defects.

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