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taries, I shall have gained—what should be the first object with every juridical writer-a consciousness of having advanced the interests of Jurisprudence. Constitutional Law is well understood by comparatively few members of the profession; and I cannot but persuade myself that any well-meant efforts for its cultivation will be received with kindness.

The second volume of this work will embrace the

Jurisdiction and Practice of the Circuit and District


Boston, August, 1854.

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