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FULL AND ARRANGED

DIGEST OF THE DECISIONS

IN COMMON LAW, EQUITY, AND ADMIRALTY,

THE COURTS OF THE UNITED STATES,

FROM THE ORGANIZATION OF THE GOVERNMENT IN 1789 TO 1847

IN

The Supreme, Circuit, District and Admiralty Courts;

REPORTED IN DALLAS, CRANCH, WHEATON, PETERS, AND HOWARD'S SUPREME COURT REPORTS; IN
GALLISON, MASON, PAINE, PETERS, WASHINGTON, WALLACE, SUMNER, STORY, RALNW
BROCKENBROUGH, AND M'LEAN'S CIRCUIT COURT REPORTS; AND IN BEES, WARU

PETERS, AND GILPIN'S DISTRICT AND ADMIRALTY REPORTS.

BY RICHARD PETERS,

COUNSELLOR AT LAW.

WITH AN APPENDIX:

CONTAINING THE

RULES AND ORDERS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,

AND TO

RULES OF THE CIRCUIT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

IN PROCEEDINGS IN EQUITY, ESTABLISHED BY TIIE SUPREME COURT.

IN TWO VOLUMES,

VOL. I.

NEW YORK:
LEWIS & BLOOD, LAW BOOKSELLERS.

LIBRARY OF THE
LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY.

a 29,136

Entered, according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1847, by

RICHARD PETERS. in the clerk's office of the District Court of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. TO THE HONOURABLE

ROGER B. TANEY,

CHIEF JUSTICE OF THE UNITED STATES.

Sir,

Permit me, most respectfully, in the dedication to you of this edition of a Digest of the Decisions of the Courts of the United States, to renew the expression of my esteem and high respect for you; and of my full sense of the kindness you have always manifested towards me. Although all official relations between us have ceased for some years, I have continued to receive manifestations of your unimpaired confidence in me, and of your esteem, which I am gratified 'o acknowledge on all occasions.

I have the honour to be,

Very respectfully,

Your obedient servant,

RICHARD PETERS.

PHILADELPHIA, NOVEMBER, 1847.

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