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be done. Mr. Gale commenced with the Chapter, “On the Admissibility of Parol Evidence, in explanation of Written Instruments,” (page 710), and completed the remainder.
The chief part of my duty, in preparing this Edition, has consisted in revising and correcting, making additions and alterations, as I thought advisable. In doing this, I have bestowed all the care and attention in my power.
I ought to make some apology for the size of this Volume, which, I must admit, has far exceeded our calculation ; and yet, I doubt whether any material reduction of the size might not have lessened the usefulness and value of the Work.
PART THE FIRST.
General Rule as to Credibility and Competency
Sect. I. Of Incompetency from Want of Under-