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OF

CASES DECIDED

BY TIE

ENGLISH COURT.S.

WITH

NOTES AND REFERENCES TO KINDRED CASES

AND AUTHORITIES,

BY

NATHANIEL C. MOAK,

COUNSELLOR AT LAW.

VOLUME I,

ALBANY, N. Y.:
WILLIAM GOULD & SONS,
LAW PUBLISHERS AND BOOKSELLERS.

1872.

Entered according to act of Congress, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-two,

BY WILLIAM GOULD & SONS,

In the office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

359756

JOEL MUNSELL,

PRINTER

PREFACE.

This series of Reports will include all the cases believed to be of value in this country, in the various Courts of England, without abridgment and in full as reported by the English reporters, commencing with the numbers

for the

year 1872.

The English Consolidated Reports are published, in England, in numbers, giving the cases in each court under the following titles :

LAW REPORTS, ADMIRALTY AND ECCLESIASTICAL, cited L. R.

Adm. & Ecc. LAW REPORTS, CHANCERY APPEALS, cited L. R. Chy. App. LAW REPORTS, COMMON PLEAS, cited L. R. C. P. LAW REPORTS, CROWN CASES RESERVED, cited L. R. Crown Cas.

Res. LAW REPORTS, EQUITY CASES, cited L. R. Eq. LAW REPORTS, EXCHEQUER, cited L. R. Exch. LAW REPORTS, HOUSE OF LORDS, cited L. R. H. L. LAW REPORTS, PRIVY COUNCIL, cited L. R. Priv. C. C. LAW REPORTS, PROBATE AND DIVORCE, cited L. R. Prob. and Div. LAW REPORTS, QUEEN'S BENCH, cited L. R. Q. B. LAW REPORTS, SCOTCH AND DIVORCE APPEALS, cited L. R.

Scotch and Div. App.

A great proportion of the cases involve questions of a purely local character, and are not of the slightest value in this country. The volumes are expensive, and occupy a much greater space than if only the cases of value here were reported together as soon as those in the series would complete a volume. The profession will thus be saved the time which would be occupied in the examination of cases found to be valueless, and will only be compelled to pur

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