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PREFACE.

A list of those who had patents of precedence, together with Tables of Offices created at different periods, of the salaries in 1690 and at the present time, are subjoined.

In the Outline of the Legal History will be found a sketch of the state of the law and its administrators at different periods. The author, Mr. Duhigg, was for many years librarian to the King's Inns; it does not extend beyond the year 1806, and the correctness of the individual characters he has traced will be admitted by those really acquainted with the history of the country.

As a work of this nature will be chiefly useful for reference, the Indexes have been formed to facilitate that object; and it is hoped that in general, and in the most important parts, the work will be found correct.

Lincoln's Inn,

March 23d, 1839.