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HILLIARD, Francis, jurist, born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, about 1808; died in Worcester, Massachusetts, 9 October, 1878. He was the son of William Hilliard, a publisher of Boston. The son was graduated at Harvard in 1823, and was admitted to the bar. He became judge of Roxbury police-court, commissioner of insolvency for Norfolk county, and served in the state legislature, but abandoned his practice, and devoted his attention to preparing legal works. He published "Digest of Pickering's Reports" (vols. viii. to xiv., inclusive, Boston, 1837; supplement, 1843); "Law of Sales of Personal Property" (New York, 1841); "American Law of Real Property," containing part of Cruise's digest (2 vols., 2d ed., Philadelphia, 1846; 3d ed., New York, 1841; 4th ed., Albany, 1869); '"American Jurisprudence " (2d ed., 1848);" Law of Mortgages of Real and Personal Property" (Boston, 1853; .3d ed., 1864); "Treatise on the Law of Vendors and Purchasers of Real Property" (2 vols., 1858; 2d ed., 1869);" Treatise on Torts" (2 vols., 1859; 2d ed., revised, 1867); "The Law of Injunctions" (Philadelphia, 1864" 2d ed., revised, 1869); and "Law of New Trials and other Rehearings" (1866).
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