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ON

THE LAW

OF

EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS, .

BY THE RIGHT HONORABLE

SIR EDWARD VAUGHAN WILLIAMS,

LATE ONE OF THE JUDGES OF HER MAJESTY'S COURT MOMMON PLEAS.

SEVENTH EDITION.

BY THE RIGHT HONORABLE

SIR EDWARD VAUGHAN WILLIAMS,

AND

WALTER V. VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, ESQ.

OP THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTER AT LAW.

SIXTH AMERICAN EDITION,

IN WHICH THE SUBJECT OF WILLS IS PARTICULARLY DISCUSSED AND

ENLARGED UPON.

By J. C. PERKINS, LL. D.

IN THREE VOLUMES.

VOL. I.

PHILADELPHIA:
KAY & BROTHER, 17 AND 19 SOUTH SIXTH STREET,
Law Booksellers, Publishers, and Emporters.

(37921

JUL 14 1951

Entered, according to Act of Congress, in the year 1877, by

J. C. PERKINS, In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.

RIVERSIDE, CAMBRIDGE:
PRINTED BY I. 0. HOUGHTON AND COMPANY

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ADVERTISEMENT

With regard to the construction of wills of real estate, no book has yet appeared or probably for a long time will appear, either in England or in this country, to occupy the entire field covered by the great and classical work of Mr. Jarman.

But the scheme and structure of that work, involving as they do the statement of cases at length, render it difficult to multiply editions of it even in England, and, of course, more difficult here. This, at least in part, will account for the fact that no edition of it has been published in England since the third, in 1861, and no American edition since 1859.

In view of these circumstances, and in order to adapt this work of Mr. Justice Williams more fully to the requirements of the legal profession in the United States, and to render it more generally and practically useful here, it has been deemed expedient very much to extend the scope of the American notes, more especially, by enlarging and expanding in them the treatment of the subject of wills, including, of course, whatever relates to the capacity and competency of testators, the exigencies of the execution of wills, all matters pertaining to the probate of them, and to their construction; and the evidence which is admissible and has been admitted in judicial investigations of these topics ; and it is intended thereby that these three volumes shall furnish a complete treatise on the law of Wills, as well as on the law of Executors and Administra

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