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CASES IN CHANCERY,

DECIDED BY

LORD COTTENHAM;

COMMENCING 7TH JULY, 1846

WITH WHICH ARE INTERSPERSED SOME

MISCELLANEOUS CASES AND DICTA,

AND

Carious Notes.

BY CHARLES PURTON COOPER, ESQ.,

ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S COUNSEL. .

VOL. II. PART I.

LONDON:
V. & R. STEVENS AND G. S. NORTON,

Law Booksellers and Publishers,
(Successors to the late J. & W. T. CLARKE, of Portugal Street,)
BELL YARD, LINCOLN'S INN, AND 194, FLEET STREET,
AND HODGES & SMITH, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN.

MDCCCXLVIII.

LIBRARY OF THE LELAND STANFORD, JR., UNIVERSITY

LAW DEPARTMENT.

a.55297

JUL 3 1901

LONDON:
WILLIAM STEVENS, PRINTER, BELL YARD,

LINCOLN'S INN.

First Letter signed “ A Student.”—The student complains with a peevishness, that augurs ill for his success as a lawyer, that he has in vain tried to reconcile Lord Cottenham's decision in Sturgis v. Champneys, 5 Myl. & Cr. 97, with the opinions and decisions of his Lordship’s predecessors and cotemporaries, and the student particularly calls attention to the words of the Vice-Chancellor Wigram in Hanson v. Keating, 4 Hare, l. The student is acquainted with Lord Coke's preface to his Littleton. In that is a passage which, with a slight alteration, furnishes an observation that the student will do well for the future to bear in mind, when reading the Reports of Messrs. Mylne and Craig, and Messrs. Craig and Phillips, and such parts of the Reports of Mr. Phillips as record the judgments of Lord Cottenham :-“ And albeit the reader shall not at any one day (do what he can) reach to the meaning of [our Chancellor], yet let him no way discourage himself but proceed ; for on

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