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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 Courts.

Boston, August, 1854.

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