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Handy Law Book
Albert Sidney Bolles, Ph.D., LL.D.
Formerly Professor of Commercial Law and Banking in the University of Pennsylvania, also Lecturer on the
Same Subjects in Haverford College
New and Enlarged Edition
G. P. Putnam's Sons
Besides the law presented here the reader should learn to be cautious, and not trust too much his own judgment when no rule can be found for his guidance. Many a person has written his own will, as he has a right to do, and after giving a legacy to a relative or friend has nullified the gift by having the legatee, through the testator's ignorance, sign as a witness. The writer knew a railway president who had the temerity to draw the writing containing an important contract between his railroad and another, and who, by unintentionally putting a comma in the wrong place, made his road instead of the other responsible for large losses. If this book shall make the reader cautious concerning the legality of his undertakings, it will be worth to him many times its price.
A. S. B.