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ENTERED according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1837,

By ALLAN POLLOCK, Jr. in the Clerk's Office of the Southern District of New-York.


112 Fulton Street.


From the Hon. Judge Hitchcock of Alabama.

New York, 13th March, 1837. ALLAN POLLOCK, Jr. Esq. Sir: I have given a cursory perusal (all that my time would allow,) to the work, entitled “ A Practical Treatise on the Law of Slavery," upon which

you have requested my opinion.

As an abstract of the decisions to be found in the American Reports, upon that subject, arranged under convenient heads, I have no doubt it will be a valuable work for the use of the members, particularly of the Southern Bar of the United States.

Respectfully, your obdt. servt. H. HITCHCOCK.

From the New York Mercantile Advertiser. Slavery. The proof sheets of a new work on this subject, which will be published next week by Mr. Pollock, 92 Fulton street, have been submitted to us. It is a compilation of all the decisions made on that subject in the several Courts of the United States, and State Courts, with copious notes and references to the statutes and other authorities, systematically arranged,- 1 vol. 500 pages 8vo.From a recommendation of the Hon. Judge Hitchcock, of Alabama, we have no doubt of its accuracy and usefulness, especially to the southern bar ; and at this particular time, a work of considerable interest at the north. It is rarely we take up a book that is its equal in point of printing and paper, and it reflects great credit on Messrs. Craighead and Allen, who are the printers. It will stand a comparison with the best London publications, and we should be glad to see all other publishers pursue the same course in getting up their works that Mr. Pollock has done.

From the New York Star. Work on Slavery --A most important work is nearly ready for publication, and will be issued next week by Mr. Pollock, 92 Fulton street. It is a compilation of all the decisions made on the subject of slavery by the several Courts of the United States and State Courts, with copious notes, indexes, &c. &c. by J. D. Wheeler, Esq. and very elegantly printed by Craighead & Allen. At this crisis we should say such a work is of great interest and value, and should have a great circulation in the Southern States, as well as those States in which the question is agitating.



Can furnish the following work; by the single copy, or wholesale-viz :

A PRACTICAL ABRIDGEMENT of AMERICAN COMMON LAW CASES, argued and determined in the Courts of the several states, and the United States Courts, from the earliest period to the present time; alphabetically arranged; with Notes and References to the Statutes of each State, and analagous Adjudications—Comprising under the several titles, a Practical Treatise on the different branches of the Common Law.-By J. D. WHEELER, Esq. Counsellor at Law. 8 vols. royal octavo—price $6 per vol. in calf extra.

Among the letters received commendatory of this Abridgement, are the following from Chancellor Kent and Chief Justice Marshall.

SIR :- I have curiously looked over the first volume of Wheeler's Practical Abridgement of Common Law Cases, which you were so obliging as to send me. As far as I have had time to examine the work, I have found it ably and accurately executed. The rapid multiplication of American Reports, suggests the necessity and value of such an undertaking, and when it shall be completed, in the manner and style it has commenced, it will, and ought to become, an indispensable part of a Lawyer's Library. I wish the Editor and publishers of the Abridgement, the utmost patronage and success. Your's respectfully, Jares KENT.

From Chief Justice Marshall, dated Richmond, April 16, 1834. SiR :- I received your letter of the 21st March, accompanying the first volume of Wheeler's Practical Abridgement of American Common Law Cases, which I have read rapidly. The plan is well adapted to the object of the writer, which is certainly a valuable one, to furnish the profession with some information respecting the decisions and peculiar statutory provisions of the different States which compose our great Republic. Reports have multiplied so enormously, that they can be collected only in public libraries, or in those of the wealthy and curious : ihis interesting communication, therefore, can be communicated only by means of Abridgements, or Treatises, such as Story's Conflict of Laws. The plan on which Mr. Wheeler has executed his abridgement, appears to me judicious; he has presented with the necessary brevity, the very point decided in the words of the Court. To speak positively on the accuracy of the selections, would require an intimate knowledge with the Reports themselves, to which I have no pretensions ; but so far as I am acquainted with them, I am satisfied in his fidelity. Very respectfully,

JOHN MARSHALL. A PRACTICAL and ELEMENTARY ABRIDGEMENT of the cases argued and determined in the Courts of King's Bench, Common Pleas, Exchequer, and at Nisi Prius, from the restoration in 1660, to Michaelmas Term, IV Geo. 4, with important manuscript cases, alphabetically and chronologically arranged and translated, with copious notes and references to the year books, analagous adjudications, text writers and statutes, specifying what decisions have been affirmed, recognised, qualified or overruled, comprising under several titles, a Practical Treatise on the different branches of the Common Law, by CHARLES PETERSDORF, Esq. of the Middle Temple. 15 vols. royal otavo.

A supplement to the above work-being an abridgment of the cases decided in the same Courts from 4th Geo. IV to the present time, by ELISHA HAMMOND, Esq. in 2 vols. royal octavo.

Wheaton's Reports of the Supreme Court of the United States, in 12 vols. (nearly out of print.)

Law Books of all kinds furnished at the lowest prices for cash.

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