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MOST NOBLE AND RIGHT HONORABLE
THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF' APPEALS
ALSO ON APPEAL TO
THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY IN COUNCIL.
CONTAINING ORDERS IN COUNCIL, NOTIFICATIONS, INSTRUCTIONS, ETC.,
By THOMAS HARMAN ACTON, Esq.,
OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE.
EDITED BY GEORGE MINOT,
COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
CONTAINING TnE JUDGMENTS IN JUNE, 1809, TO JUL.Y, 1610.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the yen- 1853, By Little, Brown And Company, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Massachusetts.
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Riverside, Cambbidge: Printed By H. O. Nougiiton And Company.
It has been long a subject of regret, that the decisions in the High Court of Appeals have never yet been published, notwithstanding many of them are of very considerable importance, and involve questions of national policy and general principles of jurisprudence. The design of this work, therefore, requires no other apology.
The author had at first proposed to publish only the most material of those cases which issued from the High Court of Admiralty or the Vice-Admiralty Courts, and are determined by the Lords Commissioners of Appeal in Prize Causes. It was afterwards suggested, that he might with propriety include in this work, cases upon appeal from various other courts throughout our colonies and dependencies, which are referred to the decision of his Majesty in Council.
In undertaking this task, he has been actuated by a sincere desire to be serviceable in his profession; and whilst he feels a degree of anxiety as to the opinion which may be generally entertained of its execution, he looks forward with hopes of advice and assistance from persons of eminence, to enable him to render the future numbers of this work more acceptable to the profession and the public.