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SUCCINCT VIEW

OF THE

HISTORY OF MORTMAIN;

AND THE

STATUTES

RELATIVE TO

Charitable Uses;

WITH

A FULL EXPOSITION

OF

THE LAST STATUTE OF MORTMAIN,

9 GEO. II. c. 36. AND ITS SUBSEQUENT ALTERATIONS:

COMPRISING THE LAW AS IT NOW STANDS RELATIVE TO DEVISES, BEQUESTS, VISITATION,

LEASES, TAXES, AND OTHER INCIDENTS TO THE ESTABLISHMENT OF

PUBLIC CHARITIES.

THE SECOND EDITION,

WITH MANY ADDITIONAL CASES, AND SEVERAL NOT HITHERTO REPORTED.

BY ANTHONY HIGHMORE, GENT.

“ Ita semper quod pia et celeberrima voluntas donatorum in omnibus teneatnr
et expleatur et perpetuo sanctissime perseveret.”

St. de Templariis, 17 Ed. II. 8 Co. 131.

LONDON:

AND

PRINTED FOR J. BUTTERWORTH, FLEET-STREET;

J. COOKE, ORMOND-QUAY, DUBLIN.

R.WILKS, PRINTER, 89, Chancery-lane, London.

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RT. HON, SIR WILLIAM GRANT, M. P.

MASTER OF THE ROLLS,

&c. &c. &c.

WHOSE

IXTENSIVE LEARNING

AND

CORRECT JUDGMENT

HAVE ALWAYS DISTINGUISHED HIS DECISIONS ;

AND TO WHOM

THE JUST DEFERENCE DUE TO THE JUDGE

Is

GRATEFULLY ENLARGED

BY THE

VENERATION DUE TO THE MAN,

THE FOLLOWING WORK,

AS A TRIBUTE OR UNFEIGNED RESPECT,

IS INSCRIBED, WITH HIS ASSENT,

BY HIS HONOR'S

OBEDIENT HUMBLE SERVANT,

ANTHONY HIGHMORE.

No.33, Ely-Place, Trinity Term, 1809.

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