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LAW OF RAILWAYS:

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CORPORATIONS, EMINENT DOMAIN, CONTRACTS,
COMMON CARRIERS OF GOODS' AND PAS-
SENGERS, CONSTITUTIONAL LAW,

INVESTMENTS, &c., &c.

BY

ISAAC F. REDFIELD, LL. D.,

CHIEF JUSTICE OF VERMONT.

THIRD EDITION, GREATLY ENLARGED.

VOL. I.

BOSTON:
LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY.

18 67.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1857, by ISAAC F. REDFIELD, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by Isaac F. REDFIELD, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1867, by Isaac F. REDFIELD, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

UNIVERSITY Press : WELCH, BIGELOW, & Co.,

CAMBRIDGE.

PREFACE TO THE THIRD EDITION.

The present edition has been prepared with special reference to making it acceptable in its scope and character to the practising lawyer in all the numerous departments of the profession here touched. It will be found on examination that, by nearly doubling the extent of the work, many new and important topics have been brought under consideration, and many others made more complete. The important subjects of CorPORATIONS and COMMON CARRIERS are here treated in a manner as complete as practicable, perhaps, within the limited space devoted to them. We believe these topics in particular will be found to be here presented in a manner to afford great assistance, both to learners and practitioners.

In addition to these leading topics, there are numerous others here discussed in a manner more or less at length, according to circumstances, but always with a view to give, both the student and the practitioner, the greatest possible aid in coming directly at what he is required to know and to use in the active business of the profession. Among these are CONTRACTS, EMINENT DOMAIN, MANDAMUS, CERTIORARI, QUO WARRANTO, EQUITY JURISDICTION, INDICTMENT OF CORPORATIONS, TAXATION, CONSTITUTIONAL QUESTIONS, RAIL

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WAY INVESTMENTS, DIVIDENDS, POLICE, AND AMALGAMATION OF RAILWAYS, and some others.

Our highest effort has been to produce a book use

liable.

I. F. R.

Boston, January, 1867.

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