Excerpt from Historical Law-Tracts From that of England; and if the author be t in a mif'take, through partiality to his native country, we are rich eugh to repay with interett, all we have occafion to borrow. A [regular inf'titute of the com mon law of this iﬂand, deducing hil'rori cally the changes which that law hath un dergone in'the two nations, would be a va inable Iprefent to the publick becaufe it would make the tindy of both laws a, talk eafy and agreeable. Such inftitute, it is true, is an undertaking too great for any one hand. But if men of kwlege and genius would undertake particular branches, a general fyf'tem might in time be com pleated from their works. This fubjeet, which has frequently occupied the author's thoughts, mutt touch' every Briton who. 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.