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the selection and arrangement of some portions of the matter
To extend the usefulness of the work, and adapt it generally to the Pacific coast, the laws of Oregon and Washington Territories are noted under the respective heads, so far as practicable, showing their resemblances and differences, as compared with our system.
The subject of mining rights, in view of its peculiar impor tance in this state, has been presented in a full and complete treatise; for which I am indebted to J. F. Bowman, Esq.
The excellent index to the constitution of this state was taken by permission of Dr. Wood from his compilation of the statutes, and the statutory references noted at the foot of each page as they occur, are made to the articled enumeration in Wood's Digest, as the most simple and uniform method.
SAN FRANCISCO, 27th October, 1859.
D. P. BELKNAP.