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FROM THE JUDGES OF THE COURTS OF COMMON PLEAS
AND ORPHANS' COURT OF THE COUNTY
()F PHILADELPHIA.

PHILADELPHIA, February 13, 1897. To the Commissioners for the Publication of the Laws prior to 18oo:

SIRs: An examination of the second volume of “The Statutes at Large of Pennsylvania from 1682 to 1800,” which we have recently received, has impressed us with its importance to both bench and bar. The notes are invaluable for expeditious reference; the appendices present the course of legislation in Pennsylvania in an entirely new light, and the index exhausts the technical points embodied in the laws. We are now for the first time readily enabled to trace the origin of many of the laws we administer. We therefore feel, in expressing our high appreciation of the valuable work you have so far done, that it is not inexpedient on our part to urge you to its early completion.

MICHAEL ARNOLD, SAML. W. PENNYPACKER,
ROBERT N. WILLSON. MAYER SULZBERGER,
CHAs. Y. AUDENRRID, WM. W. WILTBANK,
WM. B. HANNA, F. AMEDEE BREGY,
Jos. C. FERGUSON, ABRAHAM M. BEITLER,
CLEMENT B. PENROSE, JAMES GAY GORDON,
CRA1G BIDDLE, T. K. FINLETTER,

W. N. ASHMAN, CHARLEs B. McMICHAEL.

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PREFATORY NOTE.

The appendices herein are derived from the same sources as those in the preceding volumes except in a few instances. The notes and index have been prepared under the supervision of

the Commission by Charles R. Hildeburn, with the assistance of Isaac Elwell, Esquire.

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