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By H. G. o. COLBY,
RECENTLY JUDGE OF THE COURT OF COMMON PLEAS OF MASSACHUSETTS.

BOSTON:
CHARLES C. LITTLE AND JAMES BROWN.

MDCCC XLVIII.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1848, by

H. G. 0. COLBY, in the Clerk's office, of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.

BOSTON:

PRINTED BY THURSTON, TORRY AND CO.

31 Devonshire Street.

TO THE

HONORABLE DANIEL WELLS,

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE BOURT OF COMMON PLEAS OP MASSAGHUSETTS,

UPON WHOSE SUGGESTION THIS WORK WAS UNDERTAKEN,

IT

IS RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED,

AS A TESTIMONIAL OF HIGH REGARD,

BY THE AUTHOR.

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

Importance of the subject. Cases requiring immediate action.

Other cases.
Witnesses. Negotiation. Brief. Questions to be put. Necessity of previous
demand or notice, or performance of condition precedent. Placing a party in
statu quo. Contracts to deliver specific articles. Waiver. Case of several de-
fendants. Demand by an attorney. When and where.

6-18

Statute provisions. Their effect. Infants, married women, &c. Privileges of

attorneys. Disabilities. Powers. Revocation of authority. Duties and liabil-
ities. Lien.

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