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tions contained in such articles, subject to the provisions of the Companies Act, 1862. See sect. 16, post, p. 22.

The regulations when registered can only be altered by a special resolution to be passed by a majority of not less than three-fourths of the members of the company for the time being entitled, according to the regulations of the company, to vote as in the act is mentioned. See sects. 50, 51, post, pp. 53, 54.

The intimate connection of the subject matter of parts of this Work with the Author's previous works on the Law of Railways and Bankruptcy has facilitated the compilation of portions of this Work, although it does not extend to companies formed under the Companies Clauses Consolidation Act, 1845, or by special Act of Parliament.

The last subject is reserved for a new Edition of the Author's Work on the Law of Railways.

The notes of the reported Cases on the Law of Joint Stock Companies which are still applicable to past transactions, or which may assist in construing the new Act, are brought down to the present time. The Author entertains a confident hope that this Work, on account of the importance of the subject and of the time and labour bestowed upon it, will be as favourably received by the profession and by the public as many of his former publications.

3, BRICK COURT, TEMPLE.

12th March, 1863.

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