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LIBRARY OF THE
LELAND STANFORD JR. UNIVERSITY.

a. 4317 4

AUG 27 1900

ENTERED ACCORDING TO ACT OF CONGRESS, IN THE YEAR ONE THOUSAND

EIGHT HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-EIGHT,

BY WILLIAMSON & HIGBIE, IN THE OFFICE OF THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS, AT WASHINGTON.

TO THE

ABLE JURIST AND IMPARTIAL JUDGE,

HONORABLE IRVING G. VANN,

,

ONE OF THE JUSTICES OF THE SUPREME COURT OF THE STATE OF

NEW YORK.

WHOSE UNIFORM COURTESY AND FAIRNESS HAVE WON THE UNIVERSAL

ESTEEM OF THE BAR.

THIS VOLUME IS RESPECTFULLY INSCRIBED BY

THE AUTHOR.

PREFACE.

There have been several works published upon the law of inns, but so long ago that the editions are out of print, and it is difficult to procure a copy of any of them. The subject has never received the attention that it deserves at the hands of an American author. Several English writers, such as Bacon and Willcock, have compiled treatises on this subject, the work of the latter appearing in 1829. Wharton, Moncrief and Tidswell have also written upon the innkeeper's rights and obligations, but these are all far behind the present advanced state of jurisprudence, and are not in conformity with modern legislation. The latest work issued is a legal recreation by Mr. Rogers, of the Canadian bar, in which he has interwoven many of the leading cases referring to innkeepers in an ingenious narrative form, which represents the author taking an extended bridal tour, stopping at wayside inns, and discoursing frequently upon the relations of innkeepers and guests. While this work is pleasing and instructive, it does not meet the requirements of the practicing lawyer.

The extended legislation upon the rights, duties and liabilities of inn and boarding-house keepers, the numerous cases arising in which either these statutes

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