Professor Cooley's brief overview of the subject as context for his editing of the Commentaries: "As the local institutions of Great Britain have very largely been remodeled in our day, it seems desirable to give some brief account of them, as they exist at the present time..."
Publication Information & Recommended Citation
Cooley, Thomas M. "Local Government in Great Britain." In Commentaries on the Laws of England. 3rd ed. By Sir W. Blackstone, vol. 2, 456–461. Chicago: Callaghan, 1884.