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COMPENDIUM

OF

The Law

E V I D E N C E.

By THOMAS PEAKE, Esq.

OF LINCOLN'S-INN,

BARRISTER AT LAW.

SECOND EDITION, WITH CONSIDERABLE ADDITIONS.

LONDON:
PRINTED FOR BROOKE AND CLARKE,

BELL YARD, TEMPLE BAR,

Luke Hanlard, Printer, Great Turnstile, Lincoln's-Inn Fields

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PRE FACE

TO

THE SECOND EDITION.

THE

HE favourable reception which the first

impression of the following work met with from the profession, has encouraged me to publish a second, and I hope an improved, edition of it. If at all useful in the form wherein it originally appeared, I trust that it will be found much more fo in its present state. The whole has been carefully revised, many corrections both in matter and arrangement have been made, and some subjects have been introduced which had before escaped my

attention.

Amongst the additional matter which is contained in the present edition, will be found some observations on the question how far verdicts in criminal cases can be evidence in civil actions. These observations were committed to paper before the publication of the first edition ; but thinking that Mr. East might, in his promised work on the Crown Law, have thrown fome light on the

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subject, * See page 41, &ce

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