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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE STUDY OF THE LAW;
NOTES ON BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES,
THE VARIATIONS OF
THE LAW OF PENNSYLVANIA FROM THE LAW OF ENGLAND,
TO BE REPEALED OR MODIFIED;
ON SMITH'S EDITION OF THE LAWS OF PENNSYLVANIA;
ON DECISIONS OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES,
A Judge of the Supreme Court of the State of Pennsylvania.
PUBLISHED BY P. BYRNE,
District of Pennsylvania, to wit:
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the fourteenth day of December, in the thirty-eighth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1813, Hugh Henry Brackenridge, of the said district, hath deposited in this office, the title of a book, the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit:
"Law Miscellanies: Containing an Introduction to the Study of the Law; Notes on Blackstone's Commentaries, shewing the variations of the Law of Pennsylvania from the Law of England, and what Acts of Assembly might require to be repealed or modified; Observations on Smith's edition of the Laws of Pennsylvania; Strictures on decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, and on certain Acts of Congress, with some Law Cases, and a variety of other matters, chiefly original. By Hugh Henry Brackenridge, a Judge of the Supreme Court of the State of Pennsylvania."
In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, intituled, "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned.”—And also to the act, entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled, "An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, charts, and books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned," and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of designing, engraving, and etching historical and other prints."
Clerk of the District of Pennsylvania.
Alexander & Phillips,
Introduction to what might be called the Pennsylvania
Some view of the endeavours to improve the law by the
Note introductory to the report of the judges on the Bri-
NOTES ON BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES, BOOK 1.
And it (law) is that rule of action which is prescribed by
some superior, and which the inferior is bound to
Every law may be said to consist of several parts; one
declaratory, &c. another directory, &c. 1 Bl. Com. 53,
Representative not bound to consult with, or take the
advice of his constituents. 1 Bl. Com.
As to the qualifications of the electors. 1 Bl. Com. 172,
NOTES ON BLACKSTONE'S COMMENTARIES, BOOK 2.
In the beginning of the world, we are informed by holy
writ, the all-bountiful creator, gave to man "dominion
over all the earth," &c. This is the only true and so-
lid foundation of man's dominion over external things,
Tenant in dower. 2 Bl. Com. 129,
How dower may be barred or prevented. 2 Bl. Com. 136,
Concerning the division and calculation of time, by the
English law. 2 Bl. Com. 140,
The nature and degrees of kindred being thus in some
measure explained, I shall next proceed to lay down ·
a series of rules, or canons of inheritance, according
to which estates are transmitted from the ancestor to