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DUNLAP, John A., author, born about 1793; died in New York City about 1858. He was little known, except as an accurate and painstaking legal compiler, somewhat given to intemperance, which increased in his later years, and ultimately caused his death. He published a digest of the laws relating to justices of the peace in New York, an "'Abridgment of the 12th and 13th Books of Coke's Reports" (New York, 1813); "Practice of the Superior Court of New York in Civil Actions in 1821'3 " (2 vols., Albany, 1841); and edited the 3d American edition of Paley's "Agency" (New York, 1847) and about fifteen volumes of' the American edition of the English chancery reports.
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