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through some volume devoted to home amusements if it were only at hand.
Again, it often happens that persons desire to have some legal paper drawn in correct form, and yet do not wish to pay a lawyer's fee for such service. To all such a work giving the most approved legal forms apt to be needed in the various relations of life, must be most welcome. The forms presented in this work are those which have been sanctioned by long usage, and by the approval of the courts in various parts of the country.
It was the object of the author in the preparation of this work 10 cover as wide a range of subjects as was possible, without sacrificing the practical character of the book. He has aimed to make it a treasury of information upon the subjects that are constantly arising in the daily life of all classes. He has spared no pains to attain this object, and offers the work to the public with the hope that with its thousands of statements of facts, its full and varied tables for reference, its practical directions and suggestions, and its effort to treat all the subjects touched upon in a clear and common-sense manner, it may meet the needs of all classes of people.
To render the work attractive to the young, as well as to older persons, a carefully selected series of rules and instructions in the most popular games and amusements has been introduced. These are all healthful and innocent sports, and nothing objectionable even to the most rigid sense of propriety has been touched upon. The laws of the various games presented in this volume have been drawn from the latest as well as the most reliable publications concerning them. The work embraces in a single volume the rules of all the games most popular with young persons, and of some new sports which are just being introduced into this country:
It has been the earnest aim of the author to embody in these pages the latest conclusions of the most eminent authorities in the various departments embraced in the work, and to do so in as attractive and popular a manner as possible. Believing that there is a genuine need of such a work, he offers it to the public trusting that it may supply this need.
General Principles of Grammar.. 30 Opening a Set of Books..
Common Errors in Writing and Speaking. 38 | The Balance Sheet...
General Form of Contract for Mechanic's
History of the Dominion of Canada. . 175
Agreement to Cultivate Land on Shares.. 100 History of Spain...
The Rights and Duties of Landlords and
Table showing the Principal Events in the
Power of Attorney. Various Forms... 134 tories....
Form of Subscription Paper..
List of the Presidents of the United States
and their Cabinets, from the Formation
Table showing the Area and Population of Weights of a Cubic Foot of Various Sub-
the Principal Divisions of the Globe.. 215 stances, from which the Bulk of a Load
Number of Loads of Manure and the Num- Letters of Recommendation. Various
Number of Rails and Posts Required for Letters of Excuse.
The Highest Mountains of the World.... 225 Letters of Congratulation. Various 269
Velocity of Sound and Light..
Of Admission to the Floor.
Method of Procedure....
Rules of Order...
319 Forms for Resolutions, Petitions, etc.