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Southern District of New York, ss.
BE IT REMEMBERED, That on the twenty-third day of April, A. D. 1825, in the forty-ninth year of the Independence of the United States of America, Gould & Banks, of the said district, have deposited in this office the title of a book, the right whereof they claim as proprietors, in the words following, to wit:
" Reports of Criminal Law Cases, with Notes and References ; containing, also, a View of the Criminal Laws of the United States. Vol III. By Jacob D. Wheeler, Counsellor at Law."
IN CONFORMITY to the act of 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 time therein mentioned ;” and also, to an act entitled, “ An act supplementary to an act, entitled, an act for the encouragement of learning, by securing the copies of maps, chart 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 historical and other prints.
The work will contain all the criminal cases tried in the courts of the United States, and of the several states since the period of the revolution. It will also contain state papers in this department of law-the opinion of eminent men, and the forms used in criminal proceedings. In short, it is intended to embrace the whole range of criminal jurisprudence.
Circulars have been addressed to the members of the bar, judges, &c. in the different states for the purpose of obtaining these trials, &c. and the kindness of these gentlemen, and the attention of numerous other correspondents, authorize the editor to insure his friends the col. lection will be complete.
The importance of the work, and the magnitude of the undertaking, it is expected will insure it some attention, not only from the profession, but also from those who feel themselves interested in the literature of our country. It is the first and only attempt that has been made to rescue from oblivion, important and interesting criminal trials that have taken place in the United States, and which, independent of their immediate usefulness to the lawyer, are highly important to the statesman and philosopher. “They exhibit human nature in all its variety of forms and colour.”