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A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LAW

A HISTORY OF ENGLISH LAW

IN SEVEN VOLUMES

For List of Volumes and Scheme of the History, see p. vii

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VINERIAN PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH LAW IN THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD; FELLOW OF ALL SOULS
COLLEGE, OXFORD; LATE FELLOW OP ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, OXFORD; FOREIGN ASSOCIATE

OF THE ROYAL BELGIAN ACADEMY; FELLOW OF THE BRITISH ACADEMY

VOLUME V

To say truth, although it is not necessary for counsel to know what
the history of a point is, but to know how it now stands resolved, yet it is a
wonderful accomplishment, and, without it, a lawyer cannot be accounted
learned in the law.

Roger North

BOSTON

LITTLE, BROWN, AND COMPANY

PRINTED IN GREAT BRITAIN TO

THE RIGHT HONOURABLE FREDERICK EDWIN

EARL OF BIRKENHEAD

SOMETIME LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF GREAT BRITAIN

THIS WORK

IS

BY HIS LORDSHIP'S PERMISSION

RESPECTFULLY DEDICATED

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