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WRITTEN IN A PLAIN FAMILIAR STYLE,
AND IN JUDGING OF THE OPERATION OJ
BY DISTINGUISHING BETWEEN
IN GENERAL USE.
A COURSE OF LECTURES.
BY RICHARD PRESTON,
OF THE INNER TÈMPLE, ESQ.
In primisque hominis est propria veri inquisitio atque investigatio.
Cic. de Off. 1. 1. 4-15.
MY DEAR SIR,
ALLOW me to place under your patronage the volume now offered to the profession. That it shall be received favorably by a gentleman of your experience and extensive research in the study and practice of the Laws of Property ; by the Editor of those Annotations on Coke on Littleton which have been so deservedly admired by the profession, and cited with approbation even by the Judges; will not fail to ensure it a fa
vorable reception with those for whose use : it is intended.
That you approved of the work when in manuscript and in an imperfect state, was one of the principal inducements to its publication. At the same time I am fully aware that I am more indebted to your friendship, and kind partiality, than to the merit of the work for those very favorable terms in which you