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PRACTICAL TREATISE

ON

BILLS OF EXCHANGE,

CHECKS ON BANKERS,

PROMISSORY NOTES,

BANKERS' CASH NOTES,

AND

BANK NOTES.

THE FIFTH EDITION,

RE-COMPOSED, ENLARGED, AND IMPROVED, WITH NOTES OF

THE LEADING CASES, AN INDEX OF THEIR NAMES,

AND

AN APPENDIX OF PRECEDENTS.

BY JOSEPH CHITTY, Esq. BARRISTER,

OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE.

LONDON:

Printed by S. Brooke, Paternoster-Row,
SOLD BY MESSRS. BUTTERWORTH AND SON, FLEET-STREET; LONGMAN AND CO
PATERNOSTER-ROW ; CLARKE ANI) SONS, PORTUGAL-STREET; R. PHENEY,
INNER-TEMPLE-LANE; S. SWEET, CHANCERY-LANE; C. HUNTER,
BELL-YARD, LINCOLN'S INN; T. HAMILTON, PATER-

NOSTER-ROW ; W.WALKER AND G. WILSON,
STRAND; H. BUTTERWORTH, FLEET.
STREET; AND IN DUBLIN, BY

4. C00KE, ORMOND QUAY.

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то

WILLIAM TIDD, Esq.

THIS TREATISE IS DEDICATED,

AS

TESTIMONY OF RESPECT FOR HIS TALENTS, ,

AND AN

ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF THE

GREAT OBLIGATIONS WHICH HIS FRIENDSHIP,

AND

HIS PROFESSIONAL INSTRUCTIONS,

HAVE CONFERRED ON

HIS PUPIL AND FRIEND,

THE AUTHOR.

ADVERTISEMENT

TO

THE FIFTH EDITION.

THE increasing importance and practical utility of the Law relative to Bills of Exchange, and the numerous recent decisions on the subject, have induced the Author in this edition, with very considerable labour and anxiety, to recompose and enlarge the greatest part of the work—to insert in the notes full extracts from the leading cases, and to prefix an Alphabetical Index to the decisions. The chapters relating to Partners - Bankers-Bankers' Checks-Indorsement

-Acceptance Notice of Non-acceptance and Nonpayment and on the Declaration and Evidence, will be found to have been very considerably enlarged, and the General Index has been much improved.-Circumstances which, the Author hopes, will be found to have rendered the work more worthy of the flattering reception it has received.

TEMPLE,
Oct. 1818.

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