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Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1855, by JOSEPH K. ANGELL, in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the District of Rhode Island.
ADVERTISEMENT TO THE SECOND EDITION.
The practice of resorting for indemnity to the contract of Fire Insurance, and to that of Life Insurance, has been more and more generally prevailing. In evidence of this fact is the large number of judicial decisions under each, that have been reported since the manuscript of the preceding edition of this work was given to the printers. A recourse to these decisions, and their incorporation with those presented in the former edition, have had the effect to enlarge it in dimension, and to add to its value.