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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF THE LAW;
THE VARIATIONS OF
THE LAW OF PENNSYLVANIA FROM THE LAW OF ENGLAND,
AND WHAT ACTS OF ASSEMBLY
On Smir#'S EDITION OF THE LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA;
ON DECISIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,
ON CERTAIN ACTS OF CONGRESS,
SOME LAW CASES,
: A VARIETY OF OTHER MATTERS,
BY HUGH HENRY BRACKENRIDGE,
District of Pennsylvania, to wit:
• •••••«. BEIT REMEMBERED, That on tta fourteenth dav of Decern
J I her, in the thirty-eighth year of the Independence of the United
J 5EiI" Z States of America, A. D. 1813, Hugh Menry Brackcnridge, of .".*'..• the aaid district, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wft:
"Law Miscellanies: Containing an Introduction to the Study of the Law; Notes on Blackstone's Commentaries, shewing the variations of the Law of Pennsylvania from the Law of England, and what Acts of Assembly might require to be repealed or modified; Observations on Smith's edition of the Laws of Pennsylvania; Strictures on decisions of the Supreme Court of the United- States, and on certain Acts of Congress, with some Law Case*, and a variety of other matters, chieflv original. By Hugh Henry Brackenridge, a Judge of the Supreme Court ot' the State of Pennsylvania."
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, *' An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned."—And also to the act, entitled, "An act supplementary to an act, entitled, " An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
.„ , CONTENTS.
^ . Pace.
NOTES ON BL ACKSTONS's COMMENTARIES, BOOK 1.
Municipal law, a rule prescribed by the supreme power
in a state. 1 Bl. Com. 46, 83
NOTES ON Buckstoke's COMMENTARIES, BOOK 2.
Concerning the division and calculation of time, by the
English law. 2 HI. Com. 140, 135