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HENRY WHEATON, LL.D.,
MINISTER OF THE UNITED STATES AT THE COURT OF PRUSSIA; CORRESPONDING MEMBER OF THE
ACADEMY OF MORAL AND POLITICAL SCIENCES IN THE INSTITUTE OF FRANCE;
HONORARY MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES AT BERLIN,
Third English Edition,
EDITED WITH NOTES, AND AN APPENDIX OF STATUTES
AND TREATIES, BRINGING THE WORK DOWN
TO THE PRESENT TIME.
A. C. BOYD, Esq., LL.B. (CAMB.), J.P.,
BARRISTER-AT-LAW, OF THE INNER TEMPLE, AND MIDLAND CIRCUIT, AUTHOR OF
** THE MERCHANT SHIPPING LAWS."
STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED,
PREFACE TO THIRD ENGLISH EDITION.
It is now nine years since the last edition of this work was issued. During this interval of time no events of paramount importance to International Law have taken place, unless the periodical eruptions of that neverextinct volcano, the Eastern Question, can be so considered. Nevertheless this edition has required very careful revising and extensive alterations, owing to the numerous points of secondary interest that have arisen, and which are recorded in the usual sources of information, such as diplomatic correspondence, judicial decisions, and so forth.
In offering this edition to the public I wish to record my very great gratitude to Mr. Horace Nelson, of the Chancery Bar, the learned author of a valuable work on Private International Law, for his assistance in preparing it.
A. C. BOYD.
THE LAKES, DUKINFIELD.