Excerpt from A Treatise: On the Law of Receivers The growth of the law of receivers during the ten years which have elapsed since the publication of the first edition of this work has been very marked. Six hundred new cases, which have been reported in the English, Irish and American reports during that time, are embodied in this edition. The principal additions have been to the chapters upon Actions by and against Receivers, Receivers Over Corporations, Railways, Real Property and Mortgages, especially to the chapter upon Railways. The law of receivers over railways has been largely the growth of the last ten years, and it can t be said to have wholly emerged from its formative period, and considerable modifications of existing doctrines may yet be expected. This chapter has been entirely rewritten and much enlarged, presenting several topics which are wholly new, including Preferred Indebtedness of Railway Receivers, Actions against the Receiver and Receivers' Certificates. Considerable freedom has been indulged in the criticism of doubtful authorities, but the author has scrupulously endeavored to present the existing state of the law upon the topics under discussion. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.