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testator at the time of his death, and transmissible, by talks of one“ tenant pur son vie.” “Trust” in “ cestui reason of his death, to .some person or persons who que trust” is plainly used as a substantive; and our anwill then claim through or under him, (through him cestors never blundered to the extent of mistaking a by descent, if the descent is to be traced from his an- verb for a noun, or a noun for a verb, though they were, cestor; under him by devise or by descent from him even in English, careless of number and gender. Thus as the purchaser). Now, the widow's dower, though the use of the neuter pronoun “its” was scarcely estabarrable by the husband if she was married after the blished in Shakespeare's time, who talks of the grass as 1st January, 1834, is an interest to which, until he bars “ crescive in his faculty;" and is so careless even of it, he is not entitled, and to which, if he does not bar number as to sing of it, he cannot die entitled, and an interest which is not

" those springs claimed “ through or under” him in the sense in which

in On chaliced flowers that lies.”] those words are obviously used in the act. The act in question is another illustration of the ex

CONSOLIDATION OF THE STATUTE LAW. treme folly of attempting to reform the law by nibbling.

REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS.
Correspondence.

To the Queen's most excellent Majesty in her High Court

of Chancery. TO THE EDITOR OF 6 THE JURIST."

We, your Majesty's commissioners appointed by SIR,-Can any of your readers explain how the novel your Majesty's commission and supplemental commisphrase " cestuis que trustent” has found its way into sion, dated respectively the 23rd August and the 15th Dethe reports ? I always thought that the terms “ cestujcember, in the eighteenth year of your Majesty's reign, que vie," "cestui que use," and “ cestui que trust” whose hands and seals are hereto set, do hereby humbly were analogous, and that the last word in each was a report to your Majesty, that, in obedience to your Masubstantive. No one, I suppose, can doubt it in the jesty's commission, we met for the first time on the case of the first two: what authority is there for making 13th November, 1854, and have since met from time to the third a verb? The old meaning of “ trust” is cer- time, and have both deliberated respecting the best tainly that of“ use,” and signifies, not the act of trust- mode of effecting the objects indicated to us by your ing or of using, but the practical result, i. e. the bene- Majesty's said commission, and have proceeded to a fit*; so in the Statute of Uses we read of persons who certain extent in effecting the same. “have a use or trust," and it enacts that the estate,

The objects so indicated to us were, " the consoli &c. be in him or them that have' or shall have any dating the statute laws of the realm, or such parts such use, confidence, or trust, after such qnality, &c. as thereof as we might find capable of being usefully and they had before in or to the use, confidence, or trust conveniently consolidated; combining with that pro. that was in them.” As, then, before the statute the cess, if we should think it advisable, the incorporation beneficial owner was cestui que use, or, more fully, of any parts of the common or unwritten law, in such cestui que ai le use, (Terms of the Law, Use”), so now, ; manner as should seem to'us desirable; and also the if the use remains unexecuted, he is called in like man- devising and suggesting such rules, if any, as might in ner “cestui que trust." plural form, therefore, our judgment tend to insure simplicity or uniformity, where there is but one trust for the benefit of several, or any other improvement, in the form and style of must be “cestuis que trust, or “ceux” or “ celles que future statutes : and for the aforesaid purposes, or any trust;" and perhaps some of your readers who are of them, we were authorised and empowered by your scholars in the old French can tell us which form of Majesty from time to time to employ such learned and the pronoun is most correct.

skilful persons as we might think proper.” I am, Sir,

A sum of money having been placed at our disposal Your obedient servant, by Parliament, the first question which it became ne

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cessary for us to consider was, what assistance we should Lincoln's-inn, Sept. 1, 1855.

obtain in the preparation of the consolidated bills which [There can be no doubt that the affectation of cor- we might think it expedient to undertake; withı rerectness which our correspondent alluded to is founded ference to which question we had to consider whether

it would be more advisable to propose the appointment on a blunder. Mr. Hayes considers the phrase “ cestui of permanent sub-commissioners at a fixed salary, or que use” to be short for “ cestui à que use”—he to employ different persons from time to time, to be to whose use the property is conveyed. (Introd. to remunerated by fees as for ordinary professional drafts. Conv., vol. 1, p. 33, note). But though our old lawyers On the whole it appeared to us most convenient to spoke broken French often enough, they never used adopt the latter course, at least for the present, for the que in the sense of whose, “ Les usez” was a common accident and inclination often make different individuals

following reasons :- First, because we considered that term for the profits, and the full form of the phrase is specially apt to deal with particular subjects, and that that cited by our correspondent from the “ Terms of the this plan would probably enable us to obtain in each Law.” Thus Rolle (Abr., “Uses al common ley”) says, case the services of the men most familiar with the “ Si un enfant que use ad fait un volunt," &c.

For statutes to be consolidated. Secondly, we considered the plural Rabelais uses “ceulx;" but in our books that it would probably enable us to obtain the services

of little account was made of number or gender. Thus

persons of higher standing than those who would

accept the post of sub-commissioners. Thirdly, we Brooke, (Feffements al Uses, 29), putting the case of thought that it would relieve us from difficulty, and a feoffment to the use of a parish, says, “ les parochians from the risk of doing injustice, with respect to the sont cestui que use hic;" and in the preceding page he question of requiring the sub-commissioners to relin

quish their profession; and even if it should be pro* A trust is a right to receive the profits of the land, and posed ultimately to employ permanent sub-commis. to dispose of the land in equity. (Bac. Ab., " Trust ;" sioners, we considered that this plan would enable us Sanders's Uses and Trusts, c. 3, s. 2).

to become acquainted with the persons best fitted for our purpose. . Sufficient uniformity of method in the ! been matured in all its details, there was a considerable work of the different persons employed might, we i risk that it would never be commenced at all; and we thought, be attained by the general supervision which considered that by producing some bills, certainly usewe should exercise.

ful in themselves, and an improvement upon the existWe have accordingly obtained the assistance, on the ing state of the law, without making their acceptance footing above explained, of the several gentlemen whose dependent upon the acceptance in all its details of any names will be presently mentioned.

large scheme of change, we might gradually make the We propose first to state what works we have subject familiar and popular, and thus prepare the way hitherto caused to be prepared, in accordance with for future ineasures on a more comprehensive scale. the directions contained in your Majesty's commission. We thought that these considerations justified us in They are as follows:

producing these bills, even at the risk of finding here1. A Consolidation of the Statutes relating to the Na- after that they must themselves be remodelled ; for it

tional Debt, by Mr. T. Chisholm Anstey. This is not necessarily an objection to a proposed improvebill was originally prepared by Mr. Anstey as ment to say that when completed it will only be made a member of the Statute-law Board employed the foundation of a further improvement. If the interby the Lord Chancellor in 1853-54, but has mediate step is of itself a useful one, and the more perbeen revised and completed by him for our use, fect work cannot be hoped for until after a long interval, and is now under consideration.

we conceive that we are complying with the terms of 2. A Consolidation of the Statutes relating to Mas- our commission by producing these bills for present use.

ters and Servants or Workmen, by Mr. J. Having thus stated our reasons for the course which Warrington Rogers, (now your Majesty's Soli- we have pursued, we proceed to mention shortly the citor-General for Van Diemen's Land). This several difficulties which have presented themselves to bill also was originally prepared by Mr. Rogers us in the course of our attempts to perform the task as a member of the former board, but has been committed to us by your Majesty—difficulties which, revised and completed by him for our use, and as we have already admitted, ought, on an abstract view is now under consideration.

of the subject, to have been solved before any part of 3. A Consolidation of the Statute Criminal Law, by the work was commenced.

Mr. J. J. Lonsdale, founded on the reports of The first great difficulty lies in the arrangement of your Majesty's late Commissioners of Criminal the materials which it is our office to remodel

. An enLaw. Of this work the first bill, comprising tire body of law may be made the subject of a scientific the subject of treason and other offences against analysis and arrangement; though even in that case the State, has been submitted to us, and the there can be no absolute correctness; and objections, it residue is in course of preparation.

is believed, have been made to most of the divisions of 4. A Consolidation of the Stamp Laws, by Mr. their subject adopted by jurists. But this question of

Henry Jessel. The scheme for this bill has arrangement, which is so difficult even with regard to
been settled and approved, and the bill is in an entire body of law, becomes still more difficult when
course of preparation.
we have only to deal with the statute law; that is

, 5. A Consolidation of the Statutes relating to Bills of with a collection of alterations of and additions to the

Exchange and Promissory Notes, by Mr.J. W. general body of the unwritten law, which are not only Rogers. This has been delivered to us, and is entirely without order at present, but may possibly in now under consideration.

some cases never admit, if taken alone, of being reduced 6. A Consolidation of the Statutes relating to Prisons, to any order—at least, not without the incorporation of

by Mr. Anstey. This has been delivered to us, some of the unwritten law; for a mere series of excepand is now under consideration.

tions without the rules can hardly stand alone. 7. A Consolidation of the Statutes relating to Land- It is true that a general plan of the whole law may

lord and Tenant generally, by Mr. A. Bisset. be first laid out, and the statute law then distributed The scheme for this has been delivered, and is into

its proper places in that

plan. But this, if strictly now under consideration.

carried into effect, would lead, as we conceive, to a re, 8. A Consolidation of the Statutes relating to Eccle- sult very different from what is generally contemplated

siastical and Collegiate Leases, by Mr. George by the consolidation of the statute law; for we presume Wingrove Cooke. The scheme for this has that the entire dislocation, section by section, of the

been delivered, and is now under consideration. whole contents of the statute-book, and their redistri9. We have also superintended, at the request of the bution on an entirely new plan, is something more than

Copyhold Commissioners, a bill for consoli- was intended by the commission with which we have dating

and amending their various acts, pre- been honoured by your Majesty; and yet it is probable

pared for them by Mr. G. Wingrove Cooke. that a division of the statute law according to the anaFor the purpose of insuring to a certain extent uni- lytical arrangements proposed by jurists would make formity of style in the bills prepared under our direc- such a process necessary: if, for instance, the first great tion, we have caused some instructions for draftsmen divisions were into " rights” and “remedies,” “ wrongs” to be drawn up, a copy of which is subjoined to this and “punishments,” nearly every statute on the ParReport in the Appendix.

liament roll would have to be taken to pieces. We also subjoin in the Appendix the minutes of our It is obvious, that, besides other objections to atvarious meetings, and a few papers relating to some tempting this operation, it would be necessary to pass subjects which have been discussed by us, or which we the whole of any re-arrangement of the contents of the have caused to be prepared for our use.

statutes framed on this principle simultaneously conWhile causing the above-mentioned bills to be pre- sideration which must alone be sufficient to deter any pared, we were not unaware of the existence of several one from undertaking such a task at present. Again: difficult questions relating to the process of consolida- owing to the varying proportions in which the law on tion which it may be thought that we ought to have any given subjects consists of statutory and non-stasolved before any such works were commenced. It tutory law, it may very well happen that the most may be admitted, that in consequence of those ques- scientific classification of the whole law would not be tions not having been first solved, the bills produced that best suited to an arrangement which was only to must be in some respects imperfect; but, taking a prac- include the statute law. tical view of the matter, we felt that if the task were not to be commenced until a comprehensive plan had

(To be continued).

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The Right Hon. Sir George Grey, Bart., one of her

Recently published, in 1 vol. 12mo., price 148. cloth, Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, has appointed | THE PARISH : its Obligations and Powers; its Officers

With Illustrations of the Practical Working of Alexander Pulling, Esq., Barrister at Law; Arthur this Institution in all secular Affairs. By TOULMIN SMITH, of John Wood, Esq., Barrister at Law; George Baugh Lincoln's inn, Esq., Barrister at Law. Allen, Esq., and William Durrant Cooper, Esq., to set “ Parishes were instituted for the ease and benefit of the people,"

Chief Justice Holl. out the wards and apportion the number of vestrymen, “ Cum haud pauca quæ omnino fieri necesse sit, alii autem ob innaunder an act passed in the last session of Parliament for tam superbiam subterfugiant, ipse sustineam et exsequar.Bacon, De the better local management of the metropolis.

Augmentis Scientiarum, lib. 7, cap. 1.

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PRACTICAL TREATISE on the LAW of LIFE ES. and enlarges upon all the powers of a parish, whether they concern its TATES, Estates Tail after Possibility of Issue, Curtesy, Dower,

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soundest and most practical nature.

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constitutional, legal, and practical matters of the very highest value, Statutes and reported Cases to the time of publication. By G, M.

and of vital importance to the existence of E gland as a free and wellDOWDESWELL and J. G. MALCOLM, Esqrs., Barristers at Law.

governed country, it is not easy to select any particular chapters or Just published, in ) vol. royal Svo., price 11. 168. cloth.

sections as specimens of the w ole."-Jurist. "Fortunately for the Profession, the new edition has been intrusted

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study of the old forms of liberty which our ancest .rs bequeath d us, plished lawyer, (doctrinâ malidus), but as a judicious editor, knowing labours, we have now an elaborate book on 'The Parish,' which will

especially in respect to parish affairs; and as a consequence of his how to withhold as well as how to apply his hand. Amid the present be found, we think, to contain all the information upon this voluminous plague of reports mere industry is not sufficient to quality even a secondrate editor..... It is evident that the editors have not been blinded

question which the simple subject of this realm may need.

As a by their respect for the author, but have altered, corrected, ard amended

lawyer, Mr. Toulmin Smith is able to go into those details about parish wherever they have seen occasion. Such a course could not be pursued

duties and parish rights which every free inhabitant of this country safely upon a small stock of learning or of judgment; and in our opis ) ought to know; and as the book is written for the instrurtion of the nion it has been pursued, not only with safety, but with manifest advan

public in general, and not the legal class in particular, and as it is tage to the book; so that the fourth edition of Starkie is to the existing

quite a novelty and desideratum, it will be received as a great boon law what the first edition was to the law in 1824. .... We wish we

and a considerable authority. The author deals with the obligations had some means of ivientifying Mr. Malcolm's portions of the work.

and powers of an English parish meeting, and the officers and duties As it is, being hitherto unknown in authorship, he must be content with

of the parish; and he gives illustrations of the practical working of the the praise of having borne a part where all was good."-Jurist.

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text for the solution of any dificulty in connexion with parish matters.” tice, with any degree of consideration and accuracy, the modern changes

--Empire. in the law.... We think the editors will have gone far towards re

"Mr. Toulmin Smith has highly distinguished himself as an uncomstoring the admirable work of Mr. Starkie to its original character of promising champion of ancient' Anglo-Saxon institutions, amongst the best work on the law of evidence which has yet been produced."

which the coroner's court holds a prominent place. His work entitled Legal Observer.

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"In conclusion, we recommend this work to the practitioner as a "The parish stands, or ought to stand, in the same relation with recomplete book, and one that wil warrant his confidence, and furnish gard to the ratepayers as the kingdom does to its Parliament, .. able assistance in all matters relating to the sale and purchase of But the means of knowing his rights and duties have hitherto been estates; and we think no better book can be read by students, for the denied to a man of ordinary education and means. The book now bepurpose of giving them a condensed .iew of the subject, and enabling fore our notice will be of great service in supplying this hiatus. Written them to see the application of those principles and rules with whicl a in a condensed form and comprehensible style, it combines the accuracy general study of the law has furnished them."-Law Student's Ma- of a law-book with the pleasant tone of a 1 essay and the usefulness or gazine.

a dictionary. As a practical treatise of reference, we can sincerely "Mr. Dart's labours have produced in this compendium a readable I recommend this book to our readers. . . . Let them place it upon book for the use of beginners. He has paid particular attention to the their library tables, and they need never be at fault upon a point of law attainment of a logical arrangement, and a clear and concise style. or practice as to what is required of them as parishioners, or be unable Without sacrificing its character as an elementary treatise. Mr. Dart bas to perform their ordinary duty as sui h according to law and their own also made an usefu) book of practice. . The work is well worthy of a satisfaction."- Manchesier Daily Times, place, not only in the general library, but in that selection of books ". No living ma , has contributed so much to the proper understanding which the working lawyer looks upon as his best tools; which come and due appreciation of the ancient municipal institutions of England most readily to his hand, and which he gets to look upon as a part of as the author of the volume before us The writer's erudite himself."--Law Review, May 1, 1851.

acquaintance with the subject in all its bearings renders him an emi“The work is short, readable, and very accurate. . . With these nently trustworthy authority. . . . . His present work contains a mass quotations we will close our notice of a work which is obviously prepared of rare and serviceable information, written in a clear and untechnical with great care, and will, we think, become a standard text-book."- manier, and which cannot fail to be of the highest interest and value to Jurist, March 2, 1851.

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