Excerpt from A Treatise on the Law of Boundaries and Fences Including the Rights of Property on the Sea-Shore and in the Lands of Public Rivers and Other Streams, and the Law of Window Lights The growing importance of the subjects treated in the following pages makes it probable, in the judgment of the writer, that a work devoted especially to their consideration will be found convenient and useful, and may meet with favor from the legal profession. It has been often and truly observed, that a large proportion of the litigation in this country respecting the title to real property arises in cases of disputed boundaries; and yet, hitherto, the law by which such questions are governed has remained scattered through innumerable volumes, the most of which are inaccessible to the major part of the profession. It is obvious, therefore, that a work in which the law upon the subject is all brought together, and within reasonable limits, must be desirable to the practitioner, and be the means of much saving of time and expense. So, also, litigation and dispute are constantly arising in respect to the maintenance of fences in the country, and, from an excusable want of familiarity with the law upon the subject, the most capable lawyers find it necessary in most cases, when applied to, to consult statutes and digests to a tedious degree, in order to be able to give the appropriate advice. The same remark, therefore, may be made in respect to this as to the subject of boundaries: a book in which the law relating to fences is concisely exhibited cannot fail to be convenient and acceptable to the practitioner. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This 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.