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| under a collective title, (société en nom collectif), which

is precisely our partnership; and besides the anony

'mous partnership, (société anonyme), which is simi. The Law of Mining, Banking, Assurance, and Generallar to our chartered company, and which requires only

Joint-stock Companies, not requiring express Authority a royal decree or ordonnance to enjoy a legal existence. of Parliament. By CHARLES WORDS WORTH, Esq., 'There is a third description of partnership of limited Barrister-at-Law. Sixth Edition.

liability, called a "société en commandite,' which par[Benning & Co., 1854.7 'takes of the character of the two former, and therefore MR. WORDSWORTH has long been known as an author

has a tendency to effect that union of skill and capiin connexion with the subject of joint-stock companies,

tal without which enterprises requiring a high degree having been the first person to write a distinct treatise

l' of both cannot be undertaken; of the present state of upon it. This was about nineteen years ago, when,

the French law of partnership, as far as regards the we believe, a pamphlet by the late Mr. Genge, and a

i société en commandite, we shall give a short expochapter in Collyer on Partnership, constituted the

thisition. "joint stock” of information upon the matter. But

“ Commandite * associations consist of two or more so greatly has this branch of law increased during the

individuals, of whom one or more undertake the mainterval, that Mr. Wordsworth has found it necessary

nagement, and are held indefinitely responsible for all to divide his one moderate volume of former days into

engagements, as in the case of ordinary partnerships; two stout royal octavos, each, however, being distinct

and the others are mere shareholders, responsible only and complete in itself. One is devoted to companies

'to the amount of their contributions, either paid up, or requiring the express authority of Parliainent-.e. g.

contracted to be paid (qu'ils ont versé ou promis de railway companies; the other (now before us) to com

verser) into the joint stock of the association. The panies not requiring such powers. “The distinction

first, called 'commandites,' may be designated ma*thus referred to," he says, “ will at once be under-1

under 'naging partners; the second, called 'commanditaires,

l'non-responsible shareholders, or simply shareholders. stood, by stating that a railway, or water, or other 'such like company must obtain what is called a

1 “When there are several responsible partners, (comspecial act before it can be established; whereas a

mandites), the association, as between them and the 'banking company or a general joint-stock company

public, is an ordinary partnership; but as between the 'needs no such special power, but is formed by deed of is

non-responsible shareholders and the public, it is a settlement, in conjunction with provisions of certain

| privileged coinpany.

* “ It is an essential condition of this species of trading general statutes passed with the object of regulating all such associations."

udatus ' association that the non-responsible stockholder (com The treatise of Mr. Wordsworth has always been of

manditaire) take no part in the management. If he much practical utility, both to the legal profession and

'perform any act of management, (acte de gestion), his also to that large portion of the community who are

responsibility ceases to be confined to the amount of

pe

l'his contribution; he becomes liable indefinitely for all more or less interested in companies. If this may be affirmed of the earlier, much more may it be said of

the engagements of the association; in other words, he

'makes himself a responsible partner. He ceases to be the later editions, which have increased in importance

a commanditaire, and becomes a commandite. together with the body of law on which they are based,

“ This rule is without exception. A shareholder canand have been more and more carefully elaborated by . their author.

by not be employed by the association, even by power of

attorney; and it seems to be a corollary from the same The plan of the volume before us embraces the regis

rule, that a clerk or servant cannot become a sharetration of companies under the stat. 7 & 8 Vict. c. 110, together with all its incidents; directors, and their

': 'holder without incurring the full responsibility of a duties; shareholders, their rights and liabilities; con

managing partner.

“In order to constitute a commandite association, it tracts, calls, and the transfer and charging of shares; lo

is necessary that in the deed of association it be agreed banking companies under the 7 Geo. 4, c. 46, and 7 & 8

that such and such of the associates be excluded from Vict.c. 113; mining and assurancecompanies; companies under charters or letters-patent, incorporated by act of

management, and that their risk be limited to the

amount of their respective contributiors. According to Parliament, or empowered to sue and be sued; pro

Pardessus, the ablest French writer on commercial law, ceedings at law and in equity by and against compa

this need not be stated in express terms, no other exnies, (including proceedings against provisional com

planation being necessary than that such and such are mitteemen); bankruptcy, dissolution, and winding-up

"P non-responsible shareholders; that expression being of companies; and illegal companies. The appendix

deemed sufficient, 'without the periphrasis which it also contains the leading statutes, and the principale

would otherwise be necessary to employ.' forms in use with reference to these subjects."

“ The law of France does not require that the deed Mr. Wordsworth directed public attention to partner-60te of

her: 1 (l'acte) of association be published. It may, like an ships with limited liability as far back as 1840, when

ben ordinary deed of partnership, be executed in private; he published some remarks on the “société en com-lo

com- but it is imperatively necessary that an extract be mandite.” These remarks are republished in the pre-1.

e pre: l 'published, stating that among the associates there are face, and we proceed to transcribe some of them, as just

so many shareholders of limited responsibility, but now possessing a peculiar interest:

without indicating their names. The extract' must “Great advantage would result to the community if · also announce in what sums, or in what species of the maximum of prudence, intelligence, and vigilance could be united with an unlimited amount of capi'tal; but the English law of partnership stands in the

* " The term commandite' is not translatable, but it will way of such union, by recognising no medium be

be seen what it implies. The term is retained because it does "tween the full responsibility of an ordinary partner

not include any ideas likely to interfere with the conception

| 'which it is desirable to convey of the various provisions of the ‘ship and the irresponsibility of an incorporated com

law. For the same reason the term 'association' is preferred 'pany.

to that of partnership.' The term partnership’ connotes “The laws of France and of many other countries, the idea of liability; and to call this species of association à including most of the American States, recognise a partnership of limited liability would extend the idea of limi. species of partnership which fulfils the above condi- tation further than the facts warrant. On these grounds the 'tion, besides the ordinary partnership, or partnership phrase commandite association' is used."

property, (objects), their contributions consist, and portance in a failing concern. Moreover, the form of whether they have been paid up, or still remain to be making a transfer, and getting it registered, so as to paid up. If the publication of the extract' be neg- determine the shareholder's liability, is more complilected, the association is deemed an ordinary partner- cated and dilatory. "ship. (Pardessus, tom. 4ème, p. 118).

“It must, however, be understood, that in making “ This communication is deemed by Pardessus of the this contrast between a cost-book mine and one formed “highest importance, as it is the only mode of inform- 'under the 7 & 8 Vict. c. 110, the cost-book regulations ‘ing third parties, who deal with the association, that ‘in their ordinary form only have been kept in view. ‘in addition to the personal responsibility of the ma • They may, of course, be so framed as to give them & naging partners, the capital of the association is com more stringent character; but in doing so care must posed of such and such sums, of which a creditor can be taken not to encroach upon the provisions of the demand payment of the shareholders, unless these latter 7 & 8 Vict. c. 110, so as to make the partnership can prove that they have already paid up the whole' a joint-stock company within the meaning of the « amount of their contributions. A false annunciation statute. But one point should always be carefully

is deemed an act of swindling, and is punishable as borne in mind with respect to a mining company “such.”

constituted by deed, viz. that the purser or manager

of any such mining company, if established for the In the chapter on Mining Companies, the author, after an able argument in support of his views, arrives

working of mines in Cornwall, may have an implied

"authority to bind the company, from the nature of at the conclusion that a “cost-book mining partner

“his office and the custom of mining adventures in that ship” may be established elsewhere than in Cornwall, and is not required to be constituted according to the

county, for things necessary for the working of the requirements of the 7 & 8 Vict. c. 110, on the ground

'mines, however stringent the deed itself may be in

“the express authority given to him; unless, indeed, that at common law parties may form a partnership in

'it be shewn by the company that the creditor had any manner they may think proper or find it conve

notice of the limit imposed upon his authority—which nient to adopt; that such right can be taken away

proof lies upon them to give--for the stipulations of only by express words in a statute; and that no such .

the deed are otherwise only binding upon the shareexpress language is used in the 7 & 8 Vict. c. 110. Some of the main points of difference between a

“holders inter se." mining company by deed, and one under cost-book re-1 The chapter on banking will be found useful to the gulations, are thus stated, (p. 193):

great interests affected by its legal incidents, while that “1. In a cost-book' partnership a shareholder may devoted to the winding up of companies is especially "get rid of his shares, and with them his liabilities, as

full and complete. far as his partners are concerned, without their consent, either by transfer or simple relinquishment, provided the cost-book regulations do not prescribe against such a course : in the former case, the fact of The Common-law Procedure Act, 1854; with Explanatransfer being entered by the purser in the cost-book ; tory Notes and Index; together with an Appendit, conand in the latter, by giving notice to the purser of his taining the General Rules of Michaelmas Vacation,

having no relinquished his shares and all his claims 1854, and the Schedule of forms. By JOSEPH PHI. upon the mine.

LIPS, Esq., M.A., of the Inner Temple, Special Pleader. 62. There being a purser or manager of the mine,

* [Benning & Co.] all acts are in general done by him, such as ordering the supply of the necessary materials for working the

ANOTHER is now added to the list of books upon the mine, hiring of labour, &c.; and a shareholder has no

Common-law Procedure Act, 1854. No statute ever * power to bind his co-shareholders by any contract for wrought

wrought greater changes in the old and established materials, &c. not necessary, nor for money lent, nor

mode of common-law procedure, and we may safely say upon bills of exchange; not has the purser, for money

that no statute ever produced a greater number of ·lent or upon bills of exchange.

learned authors ready to expound and illustrate its ob“3. The rules are simple, and all the concerns of the

jects and intent. These observations are not made by partnership are entered in the cost-book; and all the

way of complaint. The subject that has called forth shareholders meet and order their general affairs, with

these various emanations of legal authorship is importout the assistance of any directing body, and consider

ant, and the demand for the ipsissima verba of the staand resolve upon the purser's reports made to them at

tute, as well as such comments as may tend to illustrate their meetings, which are seldom at greater intervals

its meaning, must be as varied as it is great. Tastes, 'than two months. Sometimes there is a committee of

means, and purposes are all to be consulted. One inay management in a cost-book mine; but they are only

desire the two statutes, 1852 and 1854, under one roof; appointed from general meeting to general meeting,

| another, treatises on the principles of injunction, inspechave no power to make calls or declare dividends, and

tion, or specific performance; and again, a third may all their acts are subject to the review of a general

rest satisfied with a small book confined to the statute 'meeting.

of 1854, easily carried in the pocket, and procurable “4. The mode of transferring shares is simple, and

at a very moderate price. Under the latter descrip"effected with greater facility, and in any form; and

tion comes Mr. Philips's little work, which is comthe mere entry by the purser in the cost-book' of

prised within ninety-eight pages. The sections of the the fact of transfer is sufficient to bind all parties, and

act are interspersed with short yet comprehensive notes. constitute the introduction of a new partner into the

Mr. Philips has adopted the now more generally apconcern.

proved system of making his notes a portion of the “ Whereas, in joint-stock companies under deed of text, instead of placing them, as of yore, at the foot of settlement, the directors are the principal actors, and

the page. The General Rules of Michaelinas Vacation, the shareholders have no power, except by coming to

1854, with the schedule of forms rendered necessary by "a vote on certain limited matters, and even then their

eir the statute of 1854, follow the index, and complete the will is to be carried into execution by the directors.

work. So, likewise, they cannot at their own pleasure retire from the concern, but must have the consent of the directors for that purpose-a power of the utmost im- |

GENTLEMEN CALLED TO THE BAR.

MEETINGS.
John Wm. Shaw, Liverpool, passenger broker, May 7 at 11,

Liverpool, pr. d. - Thomas Salmon, Kettering, NorthamptonThe following gentlemen have been called to the de- | shire, ironmonger, May 8 at 2, London, last ex.-D. Halket, gree of Barrister at Law:

| Herne Bay, Kent, shipowner, May 9 at half-past 11, London, LINCOLN's Inn.-Charles Foster, Esq., B.A.; John

last ex.-Joseph Clever and Caleb Stanger, Kent-wharf,

Queen's-road-bridge, Haggerstone, Middlesex, builders, May 8 Curtois Adolphus Bones, Esq., M.A.; Charles Cecil

at half-past 1, London, last ex.-W. R. Barrett, Folkestone, Trevor, Esq., M. A.; Alfred Hyman Louis, Esq.; ironmonger, May 8 at half-past 12, London, last ex.-John Francis Alfred Bedwell, Esq., M. A.; Francis Gregory Lowe, Salford, slate merchant, May 25 at 12, Manchester, Hairland, Esq., M.A.; Charles Buxton Musgrave, Esq., l last er.-Peter Taylor, Manchester, millwright, May 9 at 12, B.A.; Norman Macleod Ferrers, Esq., M. A.; Leonard Manchester, last ex.- Patrick Shanley, Manchester, shoe Benton Seeley, Esq., B.A.; Herry Smith, Esq., B. A.; dealer, May 8 at 12, Manchester, last ex.-John P. Samuel, Francis George M. Boileau, Esq., B. A.; and Lawrence Blackburn, shuttle manufacturer, May 9 at 12, Manchester, Oliphant, Esq.

last ex.-Charles B. Rowe and Thomas J. Blachford, NewINNER TEMPLE.—John Simmonds, Esq., M. A., (cer

port, Isle of Wight, bankers, May 12 at half-past 11, London, tificate of honour); John Richard Eaton, Esq., B. A.;

aud. ac.-Samuel Adams, New-court, Goswell-street, Middle

:: sex, licensed victualler, May 10 at 11, London, aud. ac.-F. Charles Henry Alderson, Esq., B. A.; William Cayley

White, Ewell, Surrey, and Chelsea, common brewer, May 9 at Worsley, Esq.; William Downes Griffith, Esq., B. A.;

un, , D: 11, London, aud. ac.- Edward Handley, King William-st.,

." Charles John Clay, Esq., B. A.; Robert Albion Prit- Strand, licensed victualler, May 9 at 11, London, aud. ac.chard, Esq., B. C. L.; and Thomas William Daniel, George Fifoot Lyde, Church-passage, Basinghall-street, lace Esq., B.A.

maker, May 9 at 11, London, aud. ac.-Charles Ferguson, MIDDLE TEMPLE.—Charles Boulnois, Esq., LL. B., Hitchin, Hertfordshire, draper, May 9 at 11, London, aud. ac. (certificate of honour); Fitzgerald Lockhart Ross Mur -Thomas Sturges, Stockwell, Surrey, licensed victualler, May ray, Esq.; Robert Miller, Esq.; Robert Scott, Esq.,

9 at half-past li, London, aud. ac. - George Hart, Strand, London University; and John Martin, Esq.

ironmonger, May 9 at 11, London, aud. ac.-J. Roots, Luton, near Chatham, and Snodland, Kent, brickmaker, May 9 at

half-past 11, London, aud. ac.-John Strevens, BermondseyGAZETTES.-FRIDAY, April 27.

wall, Bermondsey, sailmaker, May 9 at half-past 11, London, and. ac.--David Enoch Davies, Pontypridd, Glamorganshire,

grocer, May 24 at 11, Bristol, aud. ac. ; May 31 at 11, div. BANKRUPTS.

-Luiz Cauzie, Cardiff, beer-house keeper, May 10 at 11, ABRAHAM PIERPOINT SHAW, Devonshire-street, Bristol, aud. ac.-James Aitken, Liverpool, draper, May 10

Bishopsgate-street, printer, May 4 at half past 12, and June at 11, Liverpool, aud. ac.-Thomas Escolastico Pearson, Sea5 at 12, London: Off. Ass. Bell; Sols. Lawrance & Co., ton Carew and West Hartlepool, Durham, merchant, May 15 Old Jewry-chambers.---Pet. f. April 20.

at half-past 11, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, aud. ac.-J. Dumble, STAIR WALKER, Boundary-road, St. John's-wood, dealer Sunderland, commission agent, May 15 at 12, Newcastle

and chapman, May 8 at half past 1, and June 5 at half-past upon-Tyne, aud. ac.-John Robson, Durham, miller, May 15 11, London: Oř. Ass. Bell; Sol. Nettleship, 21, Red at 11, Newcastle-upon-Tyné, aud. ac.-Wm. Bradshaw, BirLion-square.--Pet. f. April 24.

mingham, victualler, May 11 at 11, Birmingham, aud. ac.THOMAS BROWN, Great Guildford-street, Southwark, James Ellis, Birmingham, fender manufacturer, May 11 at

brass founder, May 8 at balf-past 12, and June 5 at 11, 11, Birmingham, aud. ac.-Wm. Harvey Fletcher, Kidder. London: Off. Ass. Johnson ; Sol. Nickoll, Essex-street, minster, auctioneer, May 18 at 11, Birmingham, aud. ac.-H. Strand.-Pet. f. April 17. "

Binnell Harris, Shrewsbury, draper, May 18 at ll, BirWILLIAM PERFECT LOCKWOOD, (described in the mingham, aud. ac.; June 1 at 11, div.-Wm. Kinton Gibbs,

petition by the name of WILLIAM PAGE LOCKWOOD), Dudley, grocer, May 7 at half-past 10, Birmingham, aud. ac. Wakefield, Yorkshire, chemist, May 10 at 12, and June 8 -John Brindley, Birmingham, hosier, May 7 at half-past 10, at 1, London: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sol. Marsden, 37, Birmingham, and. ac. ]. Latimer, Newcastle-under-Lyne, Queen-street, Cheapside.-Pet. f. April 18.

Staffordshire, draper, May 7 at half past 10, Birmingham, DANIEL CUTTER and THOMAS JAMES HUNTER, aud. ac.--James Miners, Redruth, Cornwall, grocer, May 10

(not Thomas Hunter, as advertised in last Tuesday's Ga at 1, Exeter, aud. ac.--George Elston, Crediton, Devonshire, zette), Regent-street, St. James's, Westminster, dealers shoemaker, May 10 at 1, Exeter, aud. ac.-John Fry Reeves, and chapmen, May 4 at 12, and June 1 at half-past 11, John Fred. Reeves, Orlando Reeves, and A. Reeves, Taunton, London: Off, Ass. Cannan ; Sols. Ford & Lloyd, 5, Blooms- scriveners, May 9 at 1, Exeter, aud. ac. sep. est. of John Fred. bury-square.-Pet. f. April 13.

Reeves.-P. Greenslade, Stoke Canon, Devonshire, farmer, JOSIAH ALLEN, Birmingham, builder, May 9 and June 4 May 9 at 1, Exeter, aud. ac.- John Norrish Greenslade,

at half-past 10, Birmingham: Off. Ass. Bittleston ; Sols. Oakford, Devonshire, farmer, May 9 at 1, Exeter, aud. ac.

Motteram & Knight, Birmingham.--Pet. f. April 25. John Balkwill, Exeter, shoemaker, May 9 at 1, Exeter, aud. HENRY OBORNE BOX, Dursley, Gloucestersbire, woollen ac.--Samuel Redfern, York, innkeeper, May 21 at 1, Leeds,

draper, May 8 and June 5 at 11, Bristol: Off. Ass. Acra- | aud. ac. and div.-George Hobson, Leeds, grocer, May 10 at

man; Sols. Beran & Girling, Bristol.- Pet. f. April 24. ll, Leeds, and, ac.John Allen, Courthope-terrace, BerWILLIAM LONGMAN, Aberdare, Glamorganshire, dealer mondsey New-road, and York-place, Kent-street-road, grocer,

and chapman, May 11 and June 5 at 11, Bristol : Off. Ass. May 17 at 11, London, div.-William Nehemiah Parsson,

Miller ; Sols. Bevan & Girling, Bristol.-Pet. f. April. 24. 1 Gravel-lane, Southwark, millwright, May 18 at 12, London, JAMES GARTRELL FITZE, Exeter, bookseller, May 10 | div.-Wm. Benniny, Fleet-street, law bookseller, May 18 at

and 31 at 1, Exeter: Off. Ass. Hirtzel; Sols, Geare & half-past 1, London, div.-Henry Gouger and David Hunter, Co., Eseter.-Pet. f. April 24.

Great Winchester-street, merchant, May 18 at 2, London, div. JOHN HAWKER, Weston-super-Mare, Somersetshire, --Henry Markinfield Addey, Old Bond-street, bookseller,

dealer and chapman, May 1l and June 12 at 11, Bristol : May 21 at 11, London, div.-Alfred Spence, Chilworth, near Off. Ass. Hutton; Sols. Abbot & Lucas, Bristol.-Pet. Guildford, paper manufacturer, May 21 at 12, London, div. f. April 24.

--Edward Crane Hunt, Kidderminster, ironmonger, May 18 LEVI BOOTH, Bradford, Yorkshire, stuff manufacturer, at 11, Birmingham, div. - Joseph Smithson, Mirfield, YorkMay 22 at half-past 12, and June 25 at 11, Leeds : Off. Ass. shire, corn miller, May 21 at i, Leeds, div.--John Lambert, Hope; Sols. Hargreaves, Bradford; Bond & Barwick, Halifax, timber dealer, May 18 at 11, Leeds, div.-J. Child Leeds. -Pet. d. April 25.

and Wm. Barker, Wakefield, railway contractors, May 18 at MARGARET BOLTON, Reedyford Mill, Marsden, near 11, Leeds, dis, sep. est. of Wm. Barker.-Obadiah Willans

Burnley, Lancashire, dealer and chapwoman, May 9 and and Henry Rawson, Leeds, cloth merchants, May 18 at 11, June 6 at 12, Manchester : Off. Ass. Fraser; Sols. Back- | Leeds, div.-John Evans, Exeter, bookseller, May 10 at 1, house, Blackburn; Cobbett & Wheeler, Manchester.-Pet. Exeter, aud. ac.- Jacob Jenkins Nicholas, Newport, Monf. April 26.

i mouthshire, timber merchant, May 17 at 11, Bristol, fin. div.

CERTIFICATES.

GEORGE RICHARDS, Aller, near Langport, SomersetTo be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or sbire, dealer and chapman, May 10 and June 14 at 1, before the Day of Meeting.

Exeter : Off. Ass. Hirtzel ; Sols. R. & J. Blake, Langport; George Cunningham Stewart, Hackney-road, draper, May

Allen, Barnham; Stogdon, Exeter. - Pet. f. April 21. 18 at 1, London.-Charles Fox, Stafford-place, Pimlico,

WILLIAM JENKINSON, Ecclesfield and Sheffield, dealer licensed victualler, May 19 at hall-past 11, London.-M. R.

and chapman, May 12 and June 23 at 10, Sheffield : Off. Scott, Harley-place, St. Marylebone, West India merchant,

Ass. Brewin; Sols. Smith & Son, Sheffield. - Pet. d. May 19 at 12, London.-George Roots, New-road, Chatham,

April 28. brickmaker, May 19 at half-past 11, London.-T. Beswick,

SAMUEL MAKANT, Henfield, Whalley, Lancashire, cotton 'Half Moon-st., Piccadilly, licensed victualler, May 19 at 12,

spinner, May 15 and June 12 at 12, Manchester : Of. London.-W. Palmer, Aldgate, draper, May 19 at 1, London.

Ass. Fraser ; Sol. Woodcock, Bury, Lancashire.- Pet. f. -- A. Spence, Chilworth, near Guildford, Surrey, paper ma.

April 28. nufacturer, May 21 at 11, London.- James Alexander Hughes,

JAMES HOLMES, Lancaster, builder, May 14 and June 6 Victoria Park-road, Hackney, builder, May 21 at 12, London.

at 12, Manchester : Off. Ass. Pott; Sols. Blackburn, Leeds ; - James Johnson, Macclesfield, silk dyer, May 21 at 12, Man.

Robinson, Lancaster; Claye & Co., Manchester.-Pet. f. chester.- John Dixon Parry, Sutton, Lancashire, brewer,

April 27. May 18 at 11, Liverpool.- Frederick Reeves Barratt, Stam

Meetings. ford, music seller, May 29 at 10, Nottingham.- George Por.

Charles J. Mathews, Lyceum Theatre, Strand, bookseller, teous Roby, Leamington Priors, fishmonger, May 21 at half.

May 11 at 1, London, pr. d.-Wm. Critchley, Manchester, past 10, Birmingham.- Robert Rimmer, Tenbury, Worcester

publican, May 11 at 12, Manchester, last ex.- Henry Gouger shire, publican, May 21 at half-past 10. Birmingham.-- Ste.

and David Hunter, Great Winchester-street, merchants, May phen Knapp, Coventry, printer, May 17 at half-past 10, Bir

| 11 at 2, London, aud. ac.- Wm. Benning, Fleet-street, law mingham.-Richard Russell, Leamington Priors, Warwick- /

bookseller, May 11 at half.past 1, London, aud. ac.-Francis shire, printer, May 17 at half-past 10, Birmingham.- Edward

E. Bingley, Grove-terrace, St. John's-wood, and SomersetCarrington, Birmingham, grocer, May 24 at half-past 10,

terrace, Pimlico, sharebroker, May 15 at 1, London, aud. ac. Birmingham. - Thomas Brown, Bradford, grocer, May 22 at

-- Henry 7'. Ryde, Gray’s-inn-road, dealer in shares, May 14 1, Leeds.

at 12, London, aud. ac. - George Hutchison, Palace-row,

New-road, timber merchant, May 15 at 2, London, aud. ac. To be granted, unless an Appeal be duly entered.

-Henry Mills, Great Portland-street, St. Marylebone, tobacFrederick White, Ewell, Surrey, and Swan Brewery, Chel- conist, May 15 at 1, London, aud. ac. - Wm. Henry Sanders, sea, Middlesex, common brewer.-William Buckwell and

Buckwell and Pontypool, Monmouthshire, grocer, May 24 at 11, Bristol, Thomas Jones, Duke-street, Southwark, dealers in cement.-- aud. ac.--Cornelius Bowe Palmer, Newport, Monmouthshire, Isaac May, Ipswich, linendraper.-Samuel Plimsoll, Sheffield, porter merchant, May 17 at 11, Bristol, aud. ac. - Thomas P. coal merchant.-John Fletcher, Unsworth Mill, near Bury, Derham and Wm. Bennett, Bristol, cabinet makers, May 24 and Manchester, cotton manufacturer.-William Edward

at 11, Bristol, aud. ac.-J. A. Howard and J. Howard, Hol. Schottlaender, Poplar-row, New Kent-road, mercbant. lingwood, Lancashire, builders, May 16 at 12, Manchester, aud. Petition ANNULLED.

ac.; May 23 at 12, div.--). Daries, Abergele, Denbighshire, Isidore Bloomenthal, Rodney-buildings, New Kent road, grocer, May 11 at 11, Liverpool, aud. ac. -Robert Liddell, lithographic engraver.

Doncaster, saddler, May 12 at 10, Sheffield, aud. ac.-John PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED.

Crocker, Wyke Regis and Weymouth, Dorsetshire, tallow.

chandler, May 23 at 1, Exeter, aud. ac.; May 30 at 1, div.Newenham Charles Wright and John Thomas Dodd, Fur

Benjamin Bray and Wm. Bray, Okehampton, Devonshire, nival's-inn, London, attornies and solicitors.

nursery gardeners, May 23 at 1, Exeter, aud. ac.; May 24 at

1, div.-Joseph Edwards and Edward Edwards, Truro, Corn. TUESDAY, May 1.

wall, jewellers, May 23 at 1, Exeter, aud. ac.-- John Clench,

Exeter and St. Thomas-the-Apostle, Devonshire, timber dealer, BANKRUPTS.

May 23 at Exeter, aud. ac.; May 24 at 1, div.--Isaac May, WILLIAM WHALEY, Charles-street, Camberwell New Ipswich, linendraper, May 23 at 1, London, div.-Frederick

road, dealer and chapman, May 14 at 1, and June 18 at 12, Chapman, Mansell-street, wine merchant, May 22 at half-past London: Off, Ass. Lee; Sols. R. M. & F. Lowe, 2, Tan. 11, London, div.-James Turner, Hedge.row, High-street, field-court, Temple.- Pet. f. April 21.

Islington, draper, May 22 at 2, London, div.-Henry G. WILLIAM BAKER, Cumberland-market, dealer and chap- Mortimer, Lee, Kent, builder, May 22 at 12, London, div.man, May 14 at 2, and June 12 at 1, London: Off. Ass. William Harrison, Clyde-terrace, Caledonian-road, Islington, Edwards; Sol. Robinson, 29, Ironmonger-lane, Cheapside. baker, May 22 at 1, London, div.-Isaac Pochin, Leicester, -Pet. f. April 30.

jeweller, May 22 at half-past 10, Nottingham, aud. ac. -GEORGE EDWARD NEAL, Pembury, Kent, dealer and Edward Round and Wm. Round, Tipton. Staffordshire, tim

chapman, May 10 and June 15 at 1, London: Off. Ass. ber merchants, May 23 at half-past 10, Birmingham, aud. ac. Cannan ; Sols. Church & Langdale, 38, Southampton. | and div, sep. est. of Wm. Round.-John Bates and Edward buildings, Chancery-lane; Cripps, Tunbridge Wells.-Pet. Bower, Leicester, lamb's.wool spinners, May 22 at 10, Note f. April 27.

tingham, aud. ac. and div. sep. est. of John Bates.-William JOHN KENNEDY, Aldersgate-street, dealer and chapman, Whalley, Stockport, cotton spinner, May 23 at 12, Manches

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