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PRINCIPLES OF PRIVATE CORPORATIONS
CHARLES B. ELLIOTT, Ph. D., LL. D.
A JUDGE OF THE DISTRICT COURT OF MINNESOTA AND HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT
LAW OF THE UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA.
INDIANAPOLIS AND KANSAS CITY
THE BOWEN-MERRILL COMPANY
ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
The cases comprising this collection are part second of the author's treatise on the Principles of the Law of Private Corporations. They have been selected to accompany and illustrate the text. Some of the cases are of permanent and historical value, being learned monographs upon certain titles of the law, while others are useful by reason of the application of the law to the facts of the particular case. All will repay careful study. A certain famous lawyer was wont to say that a sudden meeting with Lickbarrow v. Mason brought the tears to his eyes—tender memories of early friends. I would have the student form such intimate relations with the cases printed in this volume that they will be something more than mere names. There are few lawyers who would volunteer the information that they had never read the decision of Chief Justice Marshall in the Dartmouth College Case, and yet I greatly fear that the testimony of many as to the logical strength of the argument would be subject to the objection that it was hearsay.
Charles Lamb was in the habit of referring to certain standard works as books which no gentleman's library should be without, but which no gentleman was expected to read. Many of the famous decisions of great judges are at present placed in this eminently respectable, but scarcely useful, category.
The book is intended primarily for the use of students of the law, and I hope that it will be of peculiar value to such as have not access to large libraries, with the consequent facilities for the examination of cases.
Minneapolis, March 1, 1895.