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against a justice of the peace for a debt, and taking At the Maidstone Assizes, Mr. Bramwell, Q.C., (prewith him a hand-gun, from the apprehension of a siding in one of the criminal courts), held, after conrescue, the justice, instead of obeying the writ, appre- sulting the learned judges on the circuit, that a forgery hended, convicted, and imprisoned the officer till he committed with intent to deceive the party to whom it

was uttered, although not with the intent of ultimately paid a fine of 101., under colour of the act of Par- defrauding such party, came within the legal definition liament.”

of forgery. The jury, by their finding, seemed to be While, on the one hand, we are alive to the dangers of opinion that the prisoner, who had uttered a forged threatened by the Criminal Justice Bill, on the other bill of exchange to A. B., intended thereby to deceive we are not insensible to the inconveniences of the pre- of the bill when it became due.

him at the time, but also intended to pay the amount sent system. There is no doubt that a great number of petty offences are tried at quarter sessions, being a for leave to bring in a bill for the education of the people

Sir John Pakington, in moving, on the 17th instant, heavy burthen upon the county rates, (which ulti- of this country, after paying a well-deserved compliment mately falls on the Consolidated Fund), and a severe to Mr. Horace Mann, barrister at law, for his very able tax upon the time and avocations of the prosecutor report on the census, proceeded to lay before the House and his witnesses. To have such cases satisfactorily some interesting statistics upon the subject of his modecided almost upon the spot where they are alleged and crime, the Right Honourable Baronet said that it

tion. Speaking of the connexion between ignorance to have occurred, and within a very short period after

was difficult to obtain full information upon the matter, their occurrence, would be a great boon to the com- and that our own statistics of crime are very imperfect, munity at large. May not a middle course be adopted especially the returns of summary convictions. In between the present expensive and dilatory course and 1846, when the population of England was 17,018,600, the dangerous innovation involved in the bill? Why the number of persons committed for trial was 25,107, should not the two justices have power to summon a

and the number summarily convicted was 35,749, jury,say of six persons—to try the accused? The In Austria (one of the best educated countries in

making altogether 60,856 persons convicted of crime. trial might then proceed as at quarter sessions. The Europe) 1 in 800 of the

population is detected in crime, law and the facts would be adjudicated upon separately; while in England 1 in 300 is detected, making a difthe right of challenge would remain, and the offender ference of nearly three to one. would be tried by men approaching his own station in life. It appears that a similar power once existed, and was exercised. It was not until after stat. 36 Edw. 3,

Rebitw. st. 1, c. 12, that the general sessions were held only four times a year: that statute commands that they The Common-law Procedure Acts of 1852 and 1854, shall be held at least four times; and the subsequent with Notes and an Appendix, containing the Commonstatute (2 Hen. 6, c. 4) adds," and oftener if need be.”

law Procedure Acts of William IV, the recent Statutes The stat. 33 Hen. 8, c. 10, required them to be held

on Evidence, and the New Rules framed under both the

late Acts, and an Introduction. By W. F. FIN LASON, every six weeks, which, however, was repealed by

Esq., of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law. the 37 Hen. 8, c. 7. (Paley, p. 5).

[Stevens & Norton, 1855.] Under these circumstances, the holding of petty ses- A Treatise on Equitable Defences and Replications under sions with a jury would be only consistent with an the Common-law Procedure Act, 1854. By JOHN D. ancient system of procedure, as well as with that mode Mayne, Esq., of the Middle Temple, Barrister at Law. of popular trial by which our jurisprudence is dis

[Sweet, 1854.] tinguished.

No one, after perusing Mr. Finlason's work, will deny that he is a gentleman of most laudable industry, de

lighting in elaborate notes, the Year Books and their NOTES OF THE WEEK.

successors, through many generations unto the present time. The consequence is, that his annotations are

very learned and very long, filling up the page in Ar the Stafford Assizes, Lord Campbell, C.J., animad- double columns, while the different sections of the act verted severely upon the practice of liandcuffing and venture to peep forth by a single line at the top, like a searching prisoners who have not been charged with short Zouave endeavouring to look out of a deep trench. any act of violence. In the cause (Eggington v. The We cannot help thinking that Mr. Finlason might Corporation of Lichfield) which elicited these remarks, spare himself and his readers considerable labour the plaintiff, who had been town clerk to the corpora- were he to condense his notes into a clear exposition of tion, had been summarily convicted, under the Munici- the subjects discussed in them, giving the principles pal Corporation Act, of refusing to deliver up the books, which may be deduced from the cases, instead of heaps &c. which he had received by virtue of his office, and of cases themselves, “ like orient pearls at random having been arrested upon a warrant founded on such strung," and rendering his commentary upon a code of conviction, had been searched and handcuffed. The practice more practical. He rather overlays the staaction, which was for false imprisonment, was brought tutes with his notes. After this suggestion, which we not only against the corporation of Lichfield, but also offer in a friendly spirit, and with a sense of obligation against Mr. Simpson, their town clerk, and Page, a to Mr. Finlason for the body of useful law which he police constable. On the subject of assessing the da- has undoubtedly placed before his readers, we proceed mages, Lord Campbell, C. J., said he had heard it to sketch an outline of his work. Commencing with stated that the jury should give the amount which the an introduction and synopsis of the Common-law Promost culpable defendant ought to pay; but he was of cedure Acts, he then gives the statutes themselves, with opinion that the amount should be that which all the foot-notes, (we prefer notes following the sections); defendants ought to pay, because each joint tort feasor, then, in an Appendix, the stat. 1 Will. 4, c. 22, for enabeing made co-defendant, was liable to pay the whole; bling Courts of law to order the examination of witnesses adding, that the point was as yet undecided.

upon interrogatories and otherwise, (which is useful,

it is referred to by the Common-law Procedure Act,

BILLS OF EXCHANGE. 1854, and incorporated with it); the stat. 2 & 3 Will. 4, c. 71, for shortening the time of prescription in certain cases, (the object of inserting which is not so clear);

The following reasons are urged by the “ Debtor the stat. 3 & 4 Will. 4, c. 42, for the further amend? and Creditor Law Amendment Society" against Lord ment of the law and the better advancement of justice; Brougham's and Messrs. Keating and Mullings's Bills of the stats. 3 & 4 Vict. c. 24, and 5 & 6 Vict. c. 97, re- Exchange Bills, now before the House of Commons: lating to costs, notice of action, limitation of actions, and

“ That bills of exchange have been found, by long pleas of the general issue under certain acts of Parlia experience, to be the most convenient mode of acment; stats. 6 & 7 Vict. c. 85, and 14 & 15 Victec. 99, for knowledging debts and fixing a time for the payment removing objections to the admissibility of evidence on of them, whilst they constitute an indispensable prothe ground of interest, &c., and for rendering parties to portion of the circulating medium of the country. actions competent witnesses, (why not also stat. 16 & 17 “ That by the passing of the bills in question, or Vict. c. 83, making husband and wife competent for either of them, nearly the whole of the trade of the and against each other?); the Pleading and Practice kingdom now carried on by means of bills of exchange Rules, Hilary Term, 1853, and the Rules of Michaelmas will be utterly destroyed. Vacation, 1854. Valuable notes are appended to these “ That if the principle of not allowing a debtor to rules. It will be seen from this analysis and our former defend proceedings which may be taken against him, observations, that Mr. Finlason's edition of the acts unless he can at the outset shew a good defence on the and rules is comprehensive in its plan and complete in merits, be admitted or established, it ought not to be its details. His readers probably will not complain applicable solely to bills of exchange or promissory that he gives them so much more in quantity upon the notes, but to all debts and claims whatever. subject than other commentators. The editor seems to “ That no sufficient reason has been shewn for placing be of opinion that the mandamus clause (sect. 68) ex- the law relating to the recovery of debts on bills of extends to the specific performance of contracts. (See change on a different footing to other simple contract pp. 417, 421).

debts. Mr. Mayne's book is a useful and appropriate manual “ That Lord Brougham's bill will create great diffion the subjects to which it is devoted. He has judi- culty in cases of bills of exchange or promissory notes ciously adopted the following classification, treating, payable in towns or places where there are no notaries, under each head, of the several pleas and replications, inasmuch as the bill provides no remedy for such cases, “ upon equitable grounds,” that may now be used in a which will be very frequent, because there are no court of common law:- 1. Accident. 2. Mistake. notaries in the majority of towns in this kingdom, but 3. Fraud. 4. Liens. 5. Release. 6. Satisfaction only in a few of the larger towns and cities, and that Performance-Election Statute of Frauds. 7. Set-off. therefore the holders of bills or notes will, in such 8. Miscellaneous Defences. 9. Sureties. 10. Trusts. cases, be undeservedly subjected to great risk and per11. Replication-Striking out Plea. Mr. Mayne points plexity. out how far the doctrines of equity may be moulded to

“ That the revenue now arising from the stamps used the new system of jurisprudence now administered in on bills of exchange will be seriously decreased, inasthe courts of common law. He calls attention to the much as the use of them for commercial purposes will anomaly, that neither equitable pleas nor equitable re- be almost annihilated. plications can be pleaded in an action of ejectment, inas- “ That the disuse of bills of exchange as a circulating much as in that form of action there are no pleadings medium will render it necessary to have a very much whatever, except the declaration.

larger amount of metallic currency in circulation, thus rendering money dear, and partially destroying the

effect of the late legislative enactment repealing the JUSTICE ÎN CALIFORNIA.-The following extract from usury laws. a letter written by The Times correspondent in Cali- “ That the passing of either of the bills will practifornia exhibits a new mode of curing flaws in an cally give to the holder of a dishonoured bill or note a indictment; it is also a note-worthy illustration of a preference over all other creditors, inasmuch as he will, mayor casting his skin (as it were) for the sake of be- by either of the proposed new modes of procedure, be coming a “Lynchman:”—“An American named Brown enabled to take the debtor's effects in execution at the was found guilty, after a legal trial, of murder, and expiration of eight days; whereas another creditor, not condemned to be hung on the same day with a Cali- being the holder of a dishonoured bill or note, (though fornian, also ally condemned for another murder. he may, in the usual course of business, have given Brown's execution was ordered by the Supreme Court exactly the same period of credit as the creditor holding of the State to be stayed on an appeal, on the ground a bill or note), will be left to his present remedy, of of a flaw in the indictment, which would probably have summoning the debtor to the Court of Bankruptcy, by given him a new trial. The people, however, deter, which process the debtor has seven days to appear and mined that both criminals should have even-handed admit the debt, and seven days more to arrange with justice meted out to them, and after the Californian or pay the creditor by whom he has been summoned ; was executed by the constituted authorities, a mob thus precluding the less favoured creditor from making broke open the prison and hanged Brown. The mayor, his remedy (summary though it be) available in less after he had performed his part of the legal execution than fifteen days. That either of the proposed bills of the Californian, resigned his office, to enable him will therefore create great facility for collusion between

consistently to assist in his private capacity' in the debtors and creditors, and render nugatory the aim and Lynching of Brown. By last accounts he was a can- intent of the late enactments respecting bankruptcy, didate for his former office, with every prospect of namely, an equitable division of assets amongst the success."

whole body of creditors." The Right Hon. Sir John Jervis, Knt., Lord Chief Justice of her Majesty's Court of Common Pleas at Westminster, has appointed Robert Eagle Clarke, of ORDERS IN COUNCIL.-Ry Orders in Council dated Thetford, in the county of Suffolk, Gent., to be one the 28th February, 1855, the Common-law Procedure of the Perpetual Commissioners for taking the acknow- Act, 1854, and the Rules thereunder, are applied to the ledgments of deeds to be executed by married women, court of record of the borough of Cambridge, called the in and for the county of Norfolk.

Court of Pleas; the act is also applied to the courts of record of the borough of Colchester, called the Law THOMAS CHARLESWORTH, Nottingham, plumber and Hundred and Foreign Courts; and several of its provi- glazier, dealer and chapman, March 27 and May 1 at 10, sions, with certain modifications, are extended to the District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham: Off. Ass. Hare court of record for the hundred of Salford, in the ris; Sol. Coope, Nottingham.- Petition dated March 10. county of Lancaster. The application in each case is HENRY HOLLAND, Liverpool, merchant, dealer and to take place within one month after the publication of

chapman, March 27 and April 18 at 11, District Court of the Orders in the London Gazette, namely, the 2nd

Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Cazenove ; Sol. Dodge, March, 1855.

Liverpool. - Petition filed March 14.
MARY JACKSON and THOMAS HEYWOOD, otherwise

THOMAS JACKSON, Droylsden, Lancashire, skein
London Gazettes.

printers' and dyers, March 30 and April 27 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off. Ass. Hernaman;

Sol. Darnton, Ashton-under-Lyne.-Petition filed March 12. FRIDAY, MARCH 16.

CHARLES PENNINGTON, Manchester, formerly of Sal

ford, Lancashire, builder, timber dealer, commission agent, BANKRUPTS.

dealer and chapman, April 5 and 26 at 12, District Court JAMES MATHEWS and JAMES EDWARD PHILLIPS, of Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off. Ass. Hernaman ; Sols.

Wood-street, Cheapside, London, warehousemen and shirt Sale & Co., Manchester.-Petition filed March 10. manufacturers, dealers and chapmen, March 23 at half-past JOHN PRICE SAMUEL, Blackburn, Lancashire, shuttle 1, and April 27 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. manufacturer, March 28 and April 28 at 12, District Court Ass. Whitmore; Sols. Sole & Co., 68, Aldermanbury, of Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off. Ass. Pott; Sols. Rowley London.- Petition filed March 10.

& Son, Manchester.-Petition filed March 6. JAMES ALEXANDER HUGHES, late of Douglas-road, WILLIAM FRENCH, Bedlington, Durham, brewer and

Canonbury, but now Victoria-park-road, Hackney, Mid. maltster, March 23 at 11, and April 24 at 12, District Court dlesex, builder, March 27 at 2, and April 27 at 11, Court of of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Off. Ass. Baker; Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Edwards ; Sols. May & Sols. Hodge & Harle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Petition filed Sweetland, 14, Queen-square, Bloomsbury, London.- Peti- Feb. 28. tion filed Feb, 10.

DUNCAN M'GREGOR, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, and DilALFRED TUNSTALL, late of Hall-street, City-road, and ston Paper Mill, Northumberland, dealer in marine stores

now of Park-villas, Northumberland-park, Tottenham, and paper manufacturer, March 27 and April 27 at 12, DisMiddlesex, electro-plater, dealer and chapman, March 27 at trict Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Off. 2, and April 24 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Baker; Sols. Hoyle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne ; Crosby, Ass. Graham; Sol. Cattlin, Ely-place, Holborn, Middlesex. 3, Church-court, Old Jewry, London. — Petition filed -Petition filed Feb. 20.

March 10. HENRY FOWLER, Southampton, corn and coal factor,

MEETINGS. dealer and chapman, March 30 at half-past 11, and May 5 Raffael Monti, Great Marlborough-street, and Princes-st., at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off, Ass. Nicholson ; | Hanover-square, Middlesex, sculptor, March 28 at 12, Court Sols. Fraser & May, 78, Dean-street, Soho, Middlesex.– of Bankruptcy, London , last ex.- - Richard Frank Kennedy, Petition dated March 16.

West Cowes, Isle of Wight, Southampton, chemist, March 30 JAMES NORRIS, Camden-lodge, Peckham, Surrey, and at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.-Thomas Law

late of Upper Thames-street, London, wholesale stationer, rance, Reading, Berkshire, draper, March 28 at 11, Court of dealer and chapman, March 30 at 11, and April 26 at 12, Bankruptcy, London, last ex.-George Tennant, MarketCourt of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Bell; Sols. street, Westminster, Middlesex, licensed victualler, March 28 J. R J. H. Linklater, 17, Sise-lane, London.- Petition filed at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.-T. March 15.

Deans, Blackburn, Lancashire, draper, April 12 at 12, District WILLIAM RUMSEY, Coventry, Warwickshire, tailor and Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, last ex.- .-Edw. Tregenza,

clothier, March 31 and April 20 at 12, District Court Stockton-on-Tees, Durbam, shoe dealer, March 28 at 12, of Bankruptcy, Birmingham : Off. Ass. Bittleston ; Sols. District Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, last ex. Dewes, Coventry; Motteram & Knight, Birmingham.- - Wm. Booth, Morpeth-terrace, Hackney-road, Middlesex, Petition dated March 10.

iron merchant, March 20 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, STEPHEN KNAPP, Coventry, Warwickshire, printer, March aud. ac.-Josiah Tillett, Colchester, Essex, plamber, March 28

30 and April 21 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bir. at half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-J. mingham : Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sols. Browett, Coven- Atkinson and A. Atkinson, Huntingdon, drapers, March 28 at try; Motteram & Knight, Birmingham. - Petition dated 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac. - James Digby, March 12.

Birch, Essex, miller, March 30 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, JOHN BURREL MORGAN and JOHN LEWIS, Ystaly- | London, aud. ac.- - George Henry Beadle, Sydenham, Kent,

fera Graig, Glamorganshire, drapers, grocers, ironmongers, builder, March 27 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. dealers and chapmen, March 27 and April 24 at 11, District ac.-Wm. Pearce, Clerkenwell-green, Middlesex, gasfitter, Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol: Off. Ass. Miller; Sols. March 29 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, avd. ac.-E.

Cornish & Parnell, Bristol.- Petition filed March 2. William Tuson, Harley-street, Cavendish-square, Middlesex, WILLIAM JENNINGS, Bradford, Yorkshire, linendraper, boarding-house keeper, March 29 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy,

March 29 and April 20 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac. - John Abraham Rippon, Louth-cottages, Leeds : Off. Ass. Young; Sols. Terry & Watson, Bradford ; Wellington-road, Camberwell, Surrey, cigar manufacturer, Bond & Barwick, Leeds.-Petition dated March 3, and filed March 29 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-E. March 5.

Castendieck, Mincing-lane, London, ship agent, March 29 at WILLIAM DEFFETT FRANCIS, Bridgewater, Somerset- 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-Henry Simons,

shire, plumber and glazier, March 27 and April 26 at 1, Woolwich, Kent, linendraper, March 29 at 12, Court of BankDistrict Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter: Of. Ass. Hirtzel; ruptcy, London, aud. ac. ---Wm. Owen Tucker, ThreadneedleSols. Ruddock & Auber, Bridgewater ; Stogdon, Exeter. street, London, sharebroker, March 29 at 12, Court of Bank- Petition filed March 14.

ruptcy, London, aud. ac.-Frederick Hale Thomson, BerROBERT NICHOLSON, Kingston-upon-Hull, sail maker, ners-street, Oxford-street, and West End, Hampstead, Mid

dealer and chapman, March 28 and April 18 at 12, Dis. dlesex, manufacturer of silvered glass ware, March 29 at halftrict Court of Bankruptcy, Kingston-upon-Hull: Off. Ass. past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-J. Stevens, Carrick ; Sols. Wells & Smith, Hull. - Petition dated Fetter-lane, London, cheesemonger, March 30 at 1, Court of Feb. 24.

Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.- Charles Onken, Ropemakers. WILLIAM GREENWELL, South Shields, Durham, boot street, Finsbury, Middlesex, coachmaker, March 30 at 12,

and shoe maker and hosier, March 23 at half-past 11, and Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.- Jas. Welch, BarosApril 24 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle. bury-place, Upper-street, Islington, Middlesex, innkeeper, upon Tyne : Off. Ass. Baker; Sols. Watson, Newcastle. March 30 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-W. upon-Tyne ; Shield & Harwood, 10, Clement's-lane, Lom- Steeds, Evercreech, Somersetshire, tallow chandler, April 5 at bard-street, London. - Petition filed March 9.

11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol, aud. ac. ; April 12 at 11, div.-Wright Bentley, Oldham, Lancashire, iron at Manchester.Charles Challis, Flamstead, Hertfordshire, founder, April 7 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Man. baker, March 28 at half-past 10, County Court of Hertforda chester, aud. ac. ; April 13 at 12, div.-Lambert Tatley, shire, at St. Albans. Ince, near Wigan, Lancashire, cotton spinner, March 29 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, and. ac.-J. The following Persons, who, on their several Petitions filed in

the Court, have obtained Interim Orders for Protection from Smith and Ralph Simpson, Burnley, Lancashire, ironfounders, April 5 at 12, District Court Bankruptcy, Manchester,

Process, are required to appear in Court as hereinafter aud. ac.; April 13 at 12, div.--John Ellis Watkinson, Hali

mentioned, at the Court-house, in Portugal-street, Lin. fax, Yorkshire, grocer, March 29 at 11, District Court of

coln's Inn, as follows, to be examined and dealt with Bankruptcy, Leeds, and. ac.-John Allott, New Miller Dam,

according to the Statute :Sandal Magna, Yorkshire, banker, March 29 at 11, District March 30 at 10, before the CAIEF COMMISSIONER. Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds, aud. ac.-Wm. Jones, Liver- James Wm. Howell, Southampton-street, Fitzroy-square, pool, shipwright, March 30 at 11, District Court of Bank. Middlesex, electioneering agent.-Joshua Rist, Ranelagh-road, raptcy, Liverpool, aud. ac. ; April 7 at 11, div.--Ann Wil. Pimlico, Middlesex, baker. - John Startup, Princes-street, kinson, Crosemere, Ellesmere, Shropshire, innkeeper, April 7 Rotherhithe, Surrey, carpenter. at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, div.-R. William Spendelord, Market Drayton, Shropshire, chemist, The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before April 23 at half-past 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bir

the Court, in Portugal-street, to be examined and dealt mingham, div.-James Robinson, Manchester, perfumer,

with according to the Statute:April 12 at 12, District Court of Bankraptcy, Manchester, March 30 at 10, before the Chief COMMISSIONER. div.-Samuel Ryder, Plymouth, Devonshire, flour factor, David Moffat, College-street West, Camden-town, MiddleApril 10 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Plymouth, div. sex, baker.- Samuel Lay, Gloucester-mews West, Gloucester- Richard Callard, Devonport, coach proprietor, April 10 at terrace, Paddington, Middlesex, coach builder. 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Plymouth, div.

March 30 at 10, before Mr. Commissioner MURPHY. CERTIFICATES.

Thomas Chance, Edward-terrace, Caledonian-road, King'sTo be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or cross, Middlesex, brass turner. before the Day of Meeting.

March 31 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PHILLIPS. George Brand Hussey, Plymouth, Devonshire, innkeeper, Philip Richardson, Old Bailey, London, general agent. April 10 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Plymouth.-R. Thomas S. Wilkinson, Ashburnham-grove, Greenwich, Kent, Collard, Devonport, coach proprietor, April 10 at 1, District clerk in the registry office of the High Court of Admiralty of Court of Bankruptcy, Plymouth.-Charles Doody, Stoke England. - John Blanch, Great Crown-court, Great Windmillupon- -Trenc, Staffordshire, tailor, April 12 at half-past 10, street, Haymarket, Middlesex, bootmaker.-Jonathan DowDistrict Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham.-Jesse Shaw, sett, Slark's-cottages, Clapton, Middlesex, in no business.Longton, Staffordshire, stationer, April 12 at half.past 10, Thomas Freemantle, Cornwall-road, Upper Stamford-street, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham. - John Brindley, Blackfriars-road, Surrey, baker. Birmingham, bosier, April 12 at half-past 10, District Court

April 2 at 10, before the CAIEP CommISSIONER. of Bankruptcy, Birmingham.-Wm. Harvey Fletcher, Kid. derminster, Worcestershire, auctioneer, April 19 at half-past out of business.

Benjamin Burford, Devonshire-road, Chiswick, Middlesex, 10. District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham.

April 2 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PHILLIPS. To be granted, unless an Appeal be duly entered. James Gooden, Sutherland-terrace, Caledonian-road, MidRobert Thomson, St. John-street-road, Clerkenwell, Mid- dlesex, dramatic agent. dlesex, linendraper.- Arthur H. Cox, High-st., Kensington, April 2 at 10, before Mr. Commissioner MURPHY. Middlesex, corn merchant.-Francis Kinch, Margate, Kent, Thos. Lands, High-street, Camden-town, Middlesex, shoechemist.-Wm. Bowler, Windsor-terrace, Cooper's-road, Old maker. – John Nicholls, Great Union-street, NewingtonKent-road, Surrey, hat manufacturer.-Wm. Weston, Chis- causeway, Surrey, baker. - David Blanch, Church-street, well-street, Finsbury, Middlesex, boot agent. - B. Batley, Chelsea, Middlesex, wheelwright.-James Simpson Strachan, Kingsland-road, Middlesex, corn dealer.-James Lamerton Aberdeen-terrace, Uxbridge-road, Shepberd's-bush, Middleand James Galsworthy, Queen's-road, Peckham, Surrey, sex, baker. builders.-Roger Duxbury, Over Darwen, Lancashire, inn. County Court of Lancashire, at Lancaster. Assignees have keeper.–Andrew Wilson, Manchester, timber merchant.

been appointed in the following Cases :SCOTCH SEQUESTRATIONS.

Henry Brewer, Blackburn, machine maker, No. 79,511; Peter M Lellan, Gorbals, Glasgow, grocer.John Martin, John Woods, assignee.- John Kay, Gorton, near Manchester, Glasgow, clothier. - Henry Galbraith, Haddington, iron- | porter brewer, No. 79,442; Thomas Rogerson, assignee.monger.-Alexander W. Shanks, deceased, Barbeggs, Cum. Stephen Edmondson, Farnworth, near Bolton-le-Moors, grocer, bernauld, commission agent.

No. 79,535; Ellat Broughton, assignee.-John Barker York, INSOLVENT DEBTORS

Hulme, Manchester, bricklayer, No. 79,232; John WhiteWho have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy, 79,194 ; James Cotsworth, assignee.- Wm. Smith, Ashton

head, assignee.-Edward Jones, Manchester, tobacconist, No. and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from under-Lyne, out of business, No. 79,509 ; Frederick HepProcess.

worth, assignee.-W. Booth, Clitheroe, publican, No. 79,538 ; Joseph W. Hill, Liverpool, provision dealer, March 20 at James Arkwright, assignee.-Henry Charles, Longsight, Man10, County Court of Lancashire, at Liverpool. - Thomas chester, out of business, No. 79,438; Wm. Critchly Peridy, Bedford, Brighton, Sussex, ironmonger, March 24 at 10, assignee.- Robt. Harrison, Bedford, near Leigb, power-loom County Court of Sussex, at Brighton.-James Powis, Hove, weaver, No. 79,547; Thomas Temple, assignee. - Benjamin Sussex, lodging-house keeper, March 24 at 10, County Court Jasker, Manchester, plumber, No. 79,595; John Giddings, of Sussex, at Brighton.- John Dixon, Nassington, Northamp-assignee. John Howarth, Lancaster, grocer, No. 79,590 ; tonshire, carpenter, March 24 at 10, County Court of North Jeremiah Walmsley, assignee.- Henry John Creen, Charlesamptonshire, at Oundle.-Wm. Beer, Cerne Abbas, Dorset- town, Pendleton, near Manchester, out of business, No. shire, shoemaker, April 10 at 11, County Court of Dorsetshire, 79,597 ; Thomas Lancaster, assignee.- William Hinchliffe, at Dorchester.- Walter Marchant, Cheltenham, Gloucester- | Ashton-under-Lyne, out of business, No. 79,618; J. Platt, shire, bookbinder, April 18 at 10, County Court of Glouces- assignee.John Swaine Nicholls, Hulme, Manchester, estate tershire, at Cheltenham. -- Christopher Lane, Cheltenham, agent, No. 79,601 ; John 'Towle, assignee. Gloucestershire, joiner, April 18 at 10, County Court of Gloucestershire, at Cheltenham.

- Thomas Ballinger, Leck. The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before hampton, Gloucestershire, blacksmith, April 18 at 10, County

a Judge of the County Court, to be examined and de alt Court of Gloucestershire, at Cheltenham.-Ebenezer Robinson,

with according to the Statute :Luton, Bedfordshire, tailor, March 23 at 11, County Court of At the County Court of Lancashire, at LANCASTER, Bedfordshire, at Luton.-David Prax, Hulme, Manchester,

March 30 at 11. out of business, April 2 at 12, County Court of Lancashire, James Binnion, Liverpool, potato dealer.--Chas. Coghlan, Liverpool, money agent.--John Cooper, Lancaster, out of

TUESDAY, MARCH 20. business.-James Shaw, Lancaster, out of business. Wm. Francis Burdett, Manchester, retail dealer in ale.-William

BANKRUPTS. Horatio Chadwick, Hulme, Manchester, warehouseman.- JONATHAN CLARKSON, Strand, Middlesex, grocer and Richard Royle, Manchester, out of business.--John Gardner tea dealer, March 30 at half-past 12, and May 3 at 12, the elder, Preston, cabinet maker.-J. Gardner the younger, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Johnson ; Sol. Preston, cabinet maker.-Robert Thompson, Ashton-under- Greville, 42, Lombard-street. - Petition filed March 13. Lyne, joiner.- John Shield, Liverpool, law stationer.-A. ALEXANDER WILLIAM BELL, Coles-terrace, Barns. Robson, Stalybridge, joiner.Edw. Tompson, Hulme, Man. bury-road, Middlesex, wine merchant, March 30 at 12, and chester, timber salesman.-Wm. Moyes, Liverpool, tailor.- April 26 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Wm. Carlisle, Preston, out of business.-Joseph Perrin, Johnson ; Sol. Stopher, 52, Cheapside, London.--Petition Broughton, out of business.-George Hesford, Manchester, filed March 19. out of business.-Jeremiah Turley, Manchester, fruit mer- CHARLES FOX, Hackbridge Oil Mills, Carshalton, Sur. chant.—Thomas Clutton Dutton, Liverpool, out of business. rey, seed crusher, dealer and chapman, (under the style of - David Wills, Manchester, commission agent.-J. Kitchen, Messrs. Charles Fox & Co.), March 30 at half-past 12, and Hulme, Manchester, house painter.-Francis Coates, Burton. May 4 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. in-Lonsdale, near Lower Bentham, Yorkshire, out of business. Cannan ; Sol. Weekes, 6, Hungerford-street, Strand, Mid. -J. Totterdell, Liverpool, out of business.-J. Butterworth, dlesex.--Petition filed March 13. Wellfield, near Rochdale, blacksmith.-T. Jenkins, Preston, EDMUND OAKLEY, Poole, corn, seed, and commission tailor.-William Rushworth, Tonbridge, near Colne, cotton merchant, March 31 and April 28 at 1, Court of Bank. manufacturer.--Richard Brown, Preston, licensed victualler. ruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Pennell; Sols. Rawlings, Wim.

- Eleazar Dawson, Heywood, near Bury, grocer.-Robert borne Minster, Dorsetshire; Lovell & Co., Gray's-inn, Smith, Preston, out of business.—John Winterburn, Bolton- Middlesex.-Petition dated March 12. le-Moors, out of business.- Alexander Brown, Manchester, HENRY BAKER, Camomile-street, London-wall, London, out of business.-Robert Eades, Heaton Norris, out of bu.

sugar boiler, lozenge manufacturer, and confectioner, April 3 siness.- John Williamson, Levenshulme, near Manchester, at 2, and April 27 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: gingham manufacturer.-George Sample, Manchester, clog. Off. Ass. Edwards; Sol. Vallance, 12, Tokenhouse-yard, maker.-Henry Turnstall, Preston, cabinet maker.-Hugh London.--Petition filed March 19. Spencer, Liverpool, out of business.-Ralph Grime, Belmont WILLIAM PARKER HAMMOND, Scott's-yard, Bush. Sharples, near Bolton-le-Moors, butcher.-John Rathbone, lane, London, shipowner and East India agent, April 4 at 2, Preston, plumber.-Wm. Coupland, Lindal, near Cartmel, and April 30 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. joiner.- John Todd, Manchester, tailor.-William Hartley, Graham; Sol. Leigh, 16, George-street, Mansion-house, Manchester, out of business.

London,-Petition filed Feb. 20. At the County Court of Sussex, at Lewes, March 27.

JAMES BEAVEN, Bedminster, Bristol, beer retailer, mason, Wm. Child Newman, Brighton, fiy proprietor.-J. Russell,

dealer and chapman, April 3 and May 1 at 11, District Burwash, licensed victualler.-Geo. Hampton, Patcham, near

Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol: Off. Ass. Acraman; Sol. Brighton, innkeeper.- Stephen Duke, Preston, private in the

Salmon, Bristol.- Petition filed March 14. 17th Lancers. Thomas John Aylward, Playden, near Rye,

WILLIAM ENGLAND and FREDERICK HENRY dalryman.

ENGLAND, Bratton Mills, Westbury, Wiltshire, woollen

cloth manufacturers, dealers and chapmen, (trading under At the County Court of Lincolnshire, at LINCOLN, April 3 the firm of England & Son), April 3 and May 1 at 11, at 12.

District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol : Off. Ass. Miller; Joseph West, Great Grimsby, plumber.

Sol. Harris, Bristol. - Petition filed March 19. At the County Court of Northamptonshire, at NORTHAMP- PHILIP GREENSLADE, Stoke Canon, Devonshire, farmer, TON, April 11.

cattle dealer, and salesman, dealer and chapman, March 28 Joseph Hunt, Polebrook, near Oundle, butcher.

and April 19 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter :

Off. Ass. Hirtzel; Sols. Forwood, Tiverton; Turner, Exeter. At the County Court of Gloucestershire, at GLOUCESTER,

- Petition filed March 19. April 12 at 10.

ABSALOM BENNETT, Gonvena, Eglosbayle, Cornwall, George Beach, Bream, labourer.

merchant, March 29 and April 26 at 1, District Court of At the County Court of Kent, at DOVER, April 25 at ll.

Bankruptcy, Exeter : Off. Ass. Hirtzel; Sol. Stogdon,

Exeter. -Petition filed March 16. Henry Mutton, Dover, servant.

JAMES HOOD, Selby, Yorkshire, currier, dealer and chapINSOLVENT DEBTORS' Dividends.

man, April 5 and 27 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Wm. Cripps, Seymour-villa, Fortis-green, Finchley, Mid

Leeds : Off. Ass. Young; Sols. Weddall & Parker, Selby; dlesex, superannuated tide surveyor of her Majesty's Customs :

Bond & Barwick, Leeds.--Petition dated March 17. 28. 101d. (making 48. 2d.) in the pound.—John Crisp, Dan: WILLIAM EGGLESTON, Halifax, Yorkshire, stuff mer. vers-street, Chelsea, Middlesex, lieutenant in her Majesty's

chant, dealer and chapman, April 5 and 27 at 11, District Navy on half-pay: 18. 7d. (making 118.) in the pound.-- Jas.

Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds : Off. Ass. Young; Sols. Hol. Pattie, Charles-street, Hatton-garden, Middlesex, travelling

royde & Co., Halifax; Bond & Barwick, Leeds.- Petition bookseller : 1s. 64d. in the pound.-Thos. Collins, Cursitor

dated March 17. street, Chancery-lane, Middlesex, builder : 107d. in the THOMAS BROWN, Bradford, Yorkshire, grocer, dealer pound.-Geo. Augustus Batger, Park-place, Church-street,

and chapman, April 2 at 1, and April 23 at 11, District Chelsea, Middlesex, architect : 101d. in the pound.-George

Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Hope ; Sols. Cariss Birch, Willington-road, Stockwell, Surrey, surgeon in the

& Cudworth, Leeds.--Petition dated March 19. Royal

Navy on half-pay: 1s. 6d. in the pound. -Walter Hen. WILLIAM CRITCHLEY, Manchester, publican, dealer and ton, Hayward's-heath, near Cuckfield, Sussex, wheelwright:

chapman, March 30 and April 26 at 12, District Court of 23. 0fd. in the pound.-W. Andrews Abrahall, Haberdasher

Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off. Ass. Hernaman; Sol. Heath, street, Hoxton, Middlesex, tambour worker : ls. 11d. in the

Manchester.-Petition filed March 10. pound.-Wm. Godfrey Huet, Weymouth-street, Portland.

MEETINGS. place, Middlesex, clerk: 101d. in the pound.-Henry Richard William Bond, Drury-lane, Middlesex, licensed victualler, Brett, Muscovy-court, Tower-hill, London, wine merchant: March 30 at half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, ch. 44d. in the pound.- Jos. Lord, Manchester, machine maker : ass.-S. M. Krohn, Bread-street, Cheapside, London, mer3d. in the pound. Thomas Andrews, Little James-street, chant, April 26 at half.past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, Bedford-row, Middlesex, out of business: 38. 5d. in the last ex. pound.

:-R. Beck, Blackman-st., Southwark, Surrey, watch

maker, April 4 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex. Apply at the Provisional Assignee's Office, Portugal-street, -Henry G. Cable, Goswell-street, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, Lincoln's-inn, London, between the hours of 11 and 3. draper, April 4 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.

-William Gillard the elder, Catherine-street, Strand, and
Thornhill-square, Islington, Middlesex, dealer in oils, April 3

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