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SEYMOUR D. THOMPSON EDITOR.
ST. LOUIS :
SOULE, THOMAS & WENTWORTH.
20 SEP 1961
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy
SOULE, THOMAS & WENTWORTH,
In the Office of the Librarian of Congress, at Washington.
Strasburger & Drach, Stereotypers,
In beginning a new series of THE SOUTHERN LAW REVIEW, it is, perhaps, proper to say a few words with reference to the plan on which it will in future be conducted.
Convinced that the eminent success which the REVIEW has achieved under the management of its former able editor, FRANK T. REID, ESQ., of Nashville, has been chiefly due to the excellent original articles on legal topics which it afforded, from the pens of approved writers, we shall retain this as its leading feature. The digest of English and American decisions will be discontinued. In doing this we proceed upon the theory that a quarterly magazine is not published often enough to serve as a vehicle of news. This field is left to the weekly law journals, to which it legitimately belongs. But there is a ground not occupied by such journals which a quarterly may conveniently and properly fill. This ground covers the indefinite limits which may be supposed to
exist between a legal newspaper and a legal treatise. It embraces the publication of original essays on legal topics, of careful and judicious selections from the leading law periodicals published in other countries, and of critical book reviews, written by competent persons. The limited amount of space afforded by the columns of a weekly periodical, the necessity of including in that space a great variety of subjects, and the haste which necessarily attends the preparation and printing of the matters therein embraced, preclude it from occupying