The Queen v. The Eastern Counties Railway Company, English Reports, vol. 152, p. 380 (10 Meeson and Welsby 56) (May 26, 1842). See also Oliver Wendell Holmes, The Common Law (Mark DeWolfe Howe, ed.; 1963), p. 12; Sir Frederick Pollock and Frederick W. Maitland, The History of English Law Before the Time of Edward I (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge Univ. Press), ch. 8, par. 2. I am grateful to George Miron, Esq. for locating these references for me.