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NEW-YORK CODE OF PROCEDURE.
VAN SANTVOORD'S PLEADING,
WITH NOTES AND REFERENCES TO RECENT DECISIONS,
GEORGE VAN SANTVOORD,
COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
W. C. LITTLE & CO., LAW BOOKSELLERS.
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1858, by
G. VAN SANTVOORD,
In the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States for the Northern District of New-York.
WEED, PARSONS & COMPANY,
The following collection of precedents is designed as a supplement or appendix to the author's Treatise on Pleadings, the second edition of which was published in July, 1855. It was originally intended to accompany that volume with a collection of forms of pleading illustrative of the principles discussed in the text, and the changes made by the new system. That intention, though not carried out at the time, was not entirely abandoned, and it is now revived and attempted to be put into execution, under the encouragement of what the author believes a very general desire on the part of the profession for the publication of some practical work of the kind for daily use.
It must be perfectly obvious that no collection of precedents (embracing both Equity and Common Law cases), which could be brought within the limits of a single volume, could be so complete in its character as to furnish a form for every case that may arise in practice, nor have I attempted to accomplish anything of the kind; but, while endeavoring to make the collection as general as possible, I have aimed rather to illustrate principles and to give examples of particular classes of cases, under the classification indicated by the Code, than to furnish a complete assortment of forms, either in Equity or Common Law actions.