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ON

COLONIAL AND

AND FOREIGN LAWS

GENERALLY,

AND

IN THEIR CONFLICT

WITH EACH OTHER,

AND

WITH THE LAW OF ENGLAND.

BY WILLIAM BURGE,

OF THE INNER TEMPLE, ESQ. ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S COUNSEL.

IN FOUR VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

LONDON:

SAUNDERS AND BENNING, LAW BOOKSELLERS,
(SUCCESSORS TO J. BUTTERWORTH AND son,)

43, FLEET STREET.

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In an Appendix at the end of this volume are :

1st. The opinions of Lords Lyndhurst and Brougham in Birtwhistle v. Vardill.

2nd. Clauses of the recent Marriage Act.

3rd. The opinions of Lords Lyndhurst and Brougham in Warrender v. Warrender.

PREFACE.

The objects and plan of this Work are stated in the following Letter to the noble and learned Lord to whom it is dedicated.

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During its progress assistance has in the kindest

been rendered to me whenever I have requested it. I am anxious to acknowledge it, and to express my sense of the obligations which it has conferred on me.

The noble Lord, her Majesty's principal Secretary for the Colonies, afforded me every facility for acquiring all the information which his office could supply. It was given with that readiness, and accompanied with those expressions of interest in the prosecution of this Work which are characteristic of his kind and friendly

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