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PRINTED BY JAMES CUMMING & CO. AT THE TIIBERNIA PRESS-OFFICE, NO. 1, TEMPLE-LANE,
For Joan Cumming, No. 16, Lower Ormond-Quay, and Richard Milliken, ,

No. 104 Grafton Street,

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PREFACE.

SIX years have elapsed since the “ Digested Abridgment and Comparative View of the Statute Law of England and Ireland" was published. The approbation expressed of that work by the judges and bar of Ireland, and, indeed, by all classes of readers in this country, has continually cheered me since the time of its publication; and the testimony borne to “ its skill and accuracy” by Mr. Evans, in his digest of the English statutes, lately published, has been to me a farther and gratifying proof that my labours were not in vain. I feel also a pride in stating, that this work has received the sanction of the Irish government, under the administration of its late esteemed viceroy, his. excellency Earl Whitworth having been pleased to appoint me to an official situation, in consideration of my labours and services which were deem. ed by him to be deserving of public remuneration.

Being excluded, (perhaps unreasonably) by the nature of my office, from every species of professional practice, I have applied those hours which were not occupied by official duties, to the digesting of this additional volume which I now submit to the public. Several important statutes have been passed since the year 1811, to which

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