Series of Letters to a Man of Property

Series of Letters to a Man of Property
Series of Letters to a Man of Property
Excerpt from Series of Letters to a Man of Property: On the Sale, Purchase, Mortgaging, Leasing, Settling, and Devising of EstatesYou complain to me, my dear sir, that, although utterly ignorant of law, you are constantly compelled to exercise your own judgment on legal points: that you cannot always have your solicitor at your elbow; and yet a contract for the sale, purchase, or lease of an estate, a loan, or, perhaps, even an agreement to make a settlement on a child's marriage, must be entered into at once; and it is not until you have gone loo far to retreat that you learn what errors you have committed: that you are even at a loss in giving instructions for your will, and wholly incapable of making the most simple one for yourself; that, in a word, you have been plunged into a law-suit, which a slight previous knowledge might happily have prevented. It is, unquestionably, a matter of profound regret, that so vast a proportion of contracts respecting estates should lead to litigation. It is equally to be regretted, that, however desirous the man of property may be to understand the effect of his daily contracts, there is no source to which he ran apply for the desired information. You ask me to remove the cause of your complaint. This I may undertake as a friend, without any violation of professional etiquette; and I shall therefore readily comply with your wishes.In the prosecution of my promise, I shall endeavour successively to point out the precautions to which you should attend in selling, buying, mortgaging, leasing, settling, and devising estates. This I shall do concisely, and without encumbering you with many technical phrases. I must premise, that I shall say little which is not warranted by decided cases; but I shall not burden you with references to them, as they lie scattered in many a bulky volume to which you have not access.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.