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COLLECTION OF FORMS

OF

CONVEYANCING, CONTRACTS,

AND

LEGAL PROCEEDINGS.

FOR THE USE OF

THE LEGAL PROFESSION, BUSINESS MEN, AND PUBLIC

OFFICERS IN THE UNITED STATES.

WITH

COPIOUS INSTRUCTIONS, EXPLANATIONS, AND AUTHORITIES.

BY

BENJAMIN VAUGHAN ABBOTT

AND

AUSTIN ABBOTT

NLY YOI:K:
BAKER, VOORHIS & CO., LAW BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS,

No. 66 NASSAU STREET.

1866.

L16558
NOV 28 1939

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred

and sixty-six,
BY BENJAMIN VAUGHAN ABBOTT AND AUSTIN ABBOTT,
In the Clerk's Omice of the District Court of the United States for the Southern

District of New York.

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PREFACE.

The object of this work is to present to the Legal Profession, Conveyancers, Judicial and other Public Officers, and Business Men, a well-selected and ample collection of forms of Agreement, Conveyances, Legal proceedings and instruments other than those peculiar to actions and criminal prosecutions.

It is the third volume of a series of form-books, of which the Forms of Practice and Pleading in Civil Actions compose the first two volumes.

For the materials of this work, we are, of course, to a degreo

indebted to the labors of others who have edited somewhat similar collections; but we have preferred to rely as far as possible upon actual precedents, such as the resources afforded in the course of a considerable practice, and in the course of reporting judicial decisions for a number of years, have enabled us to gather for the purpose. Such precedents which have been prepared for actual use, and which in many cases have been put to the tests of actual litigation, we have regarded as most valuable for the purpose of a work like this.

On those subjects within the scope of the work, which are

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