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ON THE

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS.

(21 JAC. 1. c. 16.)

BY WILLIAM BALLANTINE, ESQ.

OF THEINNER TEMPLE.

TO WHICH ARE ADDED,
NOTES OF THE DECISIONS MADE BY THE SUPREME AND CIRCUIT COURTS OF
THE UNITED STATES, AND BY THE COURTS OF THE SEVERAL STATES,
WHOSE DECISIONS HAVE BEEN REPORTED,

UPON THE
LIMITATION OF ACTIONS AT LAW,

AND OF

SUITS IN EQUITY ;

AND
NOTES OF DECISIONS MADE IN THE ENGLISH COURTS, TO THE PRESENT TIDE,

EXCEPT THOSE CITED IN THE TEXT:

TOGETHER WITH THE
STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS OF THE STATE OF NEW-YORK;

A SUMMARY

OF THE
STATUTES OF LIMITATIONS
OF THE SEVERAL STATES, OF THE UNITED STATES, AND OF THE

LAW OF PRESCRIPTION OF LOUISIANA;

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Northern District of New-York, lo wit .

BE IT REMEMBERED, that on the twenty-fourth day of July, in tio fifty fourth year of the Independence of the United States of America, A. D. 1829, John L. Tillinghast, of the said district, bath deposited in this office the title of a book the right whereof he claims as author, in the words following, to wit: “A Treatise on the Statute of Limita

tions, (21 Jac. I. c. 16.) by William Ballantine, Esq. of the Inner Temple. To which are added notes of the decisions made by the Supreme and Circuit Courts of the United States, and by the Courts of the several States, whose decisions have been reported, upon the Limitation of Actions at Law, and of Suits in Equity; and notes of decisions made in the English Courts to the present time, except those cited in the text : together with the Statutes of Limitations of the State of New-York ; a Summary of the Statutes of Limitations of the several States, of the United States, and of the Law of Prescription of Louisiana; and a chronological Digest of the Enga lish Statutes of Limitations. By John L. Tillinghast, Counsellor at Law.”

In conformity to the act of the Congress of the United States, entitled “An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies, during the times therein mentioned ;' and also, to the act entitled "An act supplementary to an act entitled . An act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of Maps, Charts, and Books, to the authors and proprietors of such copies during the times therein mentioned,' and extending the benefits thereof to the arts of Designing, Engraving and Etching histori. cal and other prints."

R.R. LANSING,
Clerk of the District Court of the United States,

for the Northern District of New York.

ADVERTISEMENT.

In the following sheets, the decisions on the Statute 21 Jac. I. c. 16. have been collected and arranged. The limitation being restrictive of a common law right, general in its application, and conclusive in its effect, will be a sufficient apology for this attempt; and the rather so, because the intention of the Legislature is not manifested in the wording of the Act, as is proved by the many questions that have arisen on its construction.

CROWN-OFFICE ROW, TEMPLE,

21st. JULY, 1810.

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