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2. It is advisable to repeat exactly the material | not to use such symbols except where language does words of existing statutes, wherever such a course is not provide an adequate generic term; and, secondly, compatible with concise and effectual consolidation. so to select and employ the symbols as to make it

3. The royal commission expressly authorises the always apparent that they are symbols, and not used incorporation of the common or unwritten law, when in their primary sense. found desirable, in the course of consolidating the sta- An instance of disregard of the first of these cautions tute law; some latitude, therefore, on this point is is the common provision that “ lands” shall mean allowed to the draftsman; but he should bear in mind “messuages, lands, tenements, and hereditaments," that the codification of the common law is no part of where, as “ hereditaments includes all the rest, that the objects of the present commission, and that he is word might have been used without any interpretation not to incorporate any part of it, except where he finds clause at all; and as an instance of uncertainty whethat he cannot produce a satisfactory consolidation of ther a word is used in its symbolic or its primary sense, the statute law without it.

the late case of Bartlett v. Kirwood (2 EI. & Bl. 771) 4. On the general subject of the proper style and may be referred to, where a doubt arose whether the phraseology of acts of Parliament, the following extract word “year” was used in its ordinary sense, or in that from a paper in the Third Report of the late Board which had previously been given to it by the interprecontains, perhaps, all that can be usefully laid down tation clause. It seems scarcely necessary to add, as a for the guidance of draftsmen. It is there observed, further caution, that words need never be interpreted that "brevity and perspicuity in acts of Parliament unless there is some reason to suppose that they will are to be attained only as they are to be attained in all not be rightly understood unless interpreted, or that other compositions-by observing the rules of grammar two symbols should never be provided for one set of and logic. All the faults of the statutes as to form and particulars; yet both these rules are often disregarded. style which require remedy are purely literary faults, Some attempts have been made by the Legislature to and may be remedied, and can only be remedied, by a enact some general interpretations or definitions of a purely literary reform, without any legislative assist- different nature from the symbols above adverted to; ance or interference. All that is wanted is, that the that is, to fix arbitrarily and prospectively the meaning persons who draw acts of Parliament should be firmly of words which are in their nature ambiguous. This resolved to use a plain and concise style, to choose with is an erroneous practice, and likely to lead to confusion. care the proper words to express their meaning, and If a word is ambiguous—that is, if there is only one never to use a word that is not wanted; and, above all, word to signify two different things—it is a defect in to assume that they are writing for persons of ordinary the language, which should, and easily can, be guarded candour and intelligence, and not, as is now the prac- against by the use of a proper context; but to enact tice, to think it necessary to provide, in terms, against generally that henceforth the word shall only mean every foolish and unworthy quibble that unfair or un

one of the two things that it really means is not within reasonable persons may possibly suggest. So long as the proper functions of legislation. However, it is acts of Parliament are drawn on the assumption that necessary that the draftsman should bear in mind that judges or others will not understand, or will pretend there are some enactments of this kind, in order that not to understand, what is meant by the 1 & 2 Vict. he may frame his language accordingly: there are the c. 1,' until the Legislature enacts that they may and 20 Geo. 2, c. 42, s. 3; the 7 & 8 Geo. 4, c. 28, s. 14; shall understand it, it is vain to hope that any im- and the 13 & 14 Vict. c. 21, and possibly some others. provement as to brevity and perspicuity is attainable.” 6. There are some cases in which it is convenient to

It is conceived, that, as a general rule, brevity, is give model forms of the documents to be used in carryonly desirable within the limits above suggested ; that ing out the provisions of an act; as, where the act is acts of Parliament should be specimens of pure English; to be worked by a large number of persons in inferior and that what has been termed a “parliamentary short official situations, without any central directing authohand” is not required. Remarks on this subject will be rity, as magistrates' clerks, constables, &c.; bat, exfound in the paper above cited, (Third Report, p. 232). cept in cases of this kind, it is better not to prescribe

In some modern acts of Parliament it seems to have any forms in the act itself, but to empower some been assumed that no new phraseology, new modes of competent person or court to prepare them, The reference, or other formal inprovements may be intro

same remark applies to the insertion of detailed rules, duced without giving an express legislative sanction directing the mode in which the principle of an enactto the innovation. Many interpretation clauses, the ment is to be carried out. When no considerations enactments authorising the use of short titles, and other of practical convenience interfere, it is better to leave similar provisions, appear to have been inserted under these also to be settled by the authority intrusted this impression. Such provisions, however, cannot be with the working of the act. This course both greatly necessary, and generally have an awkward appearance. shortens acts of Parliament, and makes it easier to alter If intelligible language is used, a declaration that it the rules from time to time, after they have been tested shall be understood cannot be needed; and for the Le- by experience. There are also numerous cases in which gislature to give itself permission to express its will in it seems to have been considered in modern acts of Parwhat form it pleases must be at least superfluous. liament that forms must be laid down by authority, in

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9 & 10 Vict. c. 27, informs the registrar of friendly 5. "Interpretation clauses,” or definitions, have in societies that he may certify that the rules of a society recent legislation been introduced in a very inconsiderate are in conformity to law, in this form :manner, and a great number of those in modern acts

“ I hereby certify that these rules (or alterations of are objectionable, or at least superfluous; but symbols, rules) are in conformity to law, and to the provisions if properly used, are certainly often usefúl.

of the statutes in force relating to friendly societies." By a symbol is meant a short way of expressing an And the 11 & 12 Vict. c. 29, informs occupiers of assemblage of many particulars for which ordinary lan- land that they may give authority to other persons to guage provides no general term; and where such assem- kill hares on their lands, in this form:blages of particulars have to be several times repeated in “I, A. B., do authorise C. D. to kill hares on my the course of an act, it is proper and convenient to use a lands within the of " symbol in their place, and to give a definition of what Forms such as these can never be necessary. it is intended to mean; but care should be taken, first,

(To be continued).

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GAZETTES.--Friday, Sept. 28.

To be granted, unless an Appeal be duly entered.
John W. Davis, Deptford, grocer.-Francis E. H. Fowler,

Brownlow-road, Dalston, builder.--James William Crichton,

High-street, Newington Butts, Surrey, upholsterer. - Wm. CHARLES JOHN MARE, Orchard-yard, Blackwall, ship. Bennett, Portishead,

Somersetshire, carpenter. - John Manley, builder, (trading under the style or firm of Charles John Manchester, machine maker.-Fanny Littlewood and Sarah Mare & Co.), Oct. 12 at 2, and Nov. 16 at 12, London: Littlewood, Manchester, licensed victuallers.-J. Richardson, Off, Ass. Lee; Sols. Lawrance & Co., 14, Old Jewry- Manchester, umbrella manufacturer.-Peter Jameson, Staleychambers.- Pet. f. Sept. 21.

bridge, Lancashire, tailor. Charles T. Judkins, Manchester, GEORGE FOX EAMES, Paul-street, Finsbury, colourman, and Cannon-street West, London, sewing machine manufac.

Oct. 8 at 2, and Nov. 13 at 12, London: Off. Ass. Lee; turer.
Sol. Stopher, 52, Cheapside.-Pet. f. Sept. 18.

JOHN PITT, Birmingham, dealer and chapman, Oct. 13 and Francis Stephen Foley, Goldsmith-street, London, ware-

Nov. 1 at 11, Birmingham: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sol. houseman.--Wm. Jefferson, Westoe, Durham, and Thomas Harding, Birmingham.- Pet. d. Sept. 27.

Dixon, South Shields, alkali manufacturers. JOHN PUFFIELD, Oldbury, Worcestershire, publican,

PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. Oct. 13 and Nov. 1 at 11, Birmingham : Off. Ass. Christie ; Sols. Watson, West Bromwich; Motteram & Knight, Bir- | marsh, Crescent, Jewin-street, Cripplegate, attornies and so

James Illingworth Hindmarsh and Henry Edward Aind. mingham.-Pet. d. Sept. 24.

licitors, BARNETT BEHRENS, Birmingham, dealer and chapman,

Oct. 13 and Nov. 1 at 11, Birmingham : Off. Ass. Bittle. ston ; Sol. East, Birmingham.—Pet. d. Sept. 25.

TUESDAY, Oct. 2. JAMES ELLIS, Spring-hill, Birmingham, timber merchant,

BANKRUPTS. Oct. 13 and Nov. 1 at 11, Birmingham : Off. Ass. Whit- RICHARD MOGG ARNOLD, King-street, Covent-garden, more; Sol. East, Birmingham.-Pet. d. Sept. 24.

and Stephenson-terrace, Caledonian-road, dealer and chap. SAMUEL BRIDGE, Manchester, dealer and chapman, Oct.

man, Oct. 11 at 12, and Nov. 12 at 1, London: Off. Ass. 10 and Nov. 6 at 12, Manchester : Off, Ass. Fraser; Sol.

Bell; Sol. Chidley, 19, Gresham-street.-Pet. f. Sept. 24. Livett, Manchester.- Pet. f. Sept. 18.

THOMAS WAYLAND, Battersea, Surrey, beer-shop kerper, THOMAS LUMSDEN, South Shields, shipbuilder, Oct. 11

Oct. 11 at 11, and Nov. 12 at 12, London : Off. Ass. John. at 11, and Nov. 14 at 12, Newcastle-upon-Tyne : Off. Ass.

son ; Sol. Pain, Gresham-street.-Pet. f. Sept. 28. Baker; Sols. Hodge & Harle, Newcastle-upon-Tyne; Sud. LYON SAMUEL, Bury-street, St. Mary Axe, dealer and low & Co., 38, Bedford-row.-Pet. f. Sept. 21.

chapman, Oct. 11 at half.past 11, and Nov. 15 at half-past MEETINGS.

1, London: Off. Ass. Pennell; Sols. Norton & Son, New. Wm. Miller, Whitechapel-road, coffee-house keeper, Oct.

street, Bishopsgate.--Pet. f. Sept. 18. 11 at 1, London, last ex.- Francis Lloyd Bayley and Samuel JOHN COOKE, Raven-row, Spitalfields, and Hall-street, Millner Barton, Manchester, small-ware manufacturers, Oct.

City-road, (in partnership with Richard Sambrooke Cras. 26 at 12, Manchester, last ex.--Newyear Lawty Dyson, Mac.

ley, under the style or firm of Cooke & Crawley, and at clesfield, grocer, Oct. 9 at 12, Manchester, last ex.- .-Simeon

South Shields, under the style or firm of John Cooke & Pitman, Bath, carpenter, Oct. 11 at 11, Bristol, aud. ac.

Co.), dealer and chapman, Oct. 13 at half past 1, and Robert Fowler, Bayford, near Wincanton, Somersetshire, pork

Nov. 13 at 1, London : Off. Ass. Lee; Sol. Stubbs, 46, butcher, Oct. 11 at 11, Bristol, aud. ac.-D. Hughes, Bala, RICHARD HOYES, West Cowes, Isle of Wight, licensed

Moorgate-street.—Pet. f. Sept. 27.
Merionethshire, draper, Oct. 9 at 11, Liverpool, aud. ac.-
Charles Gough, Altrincham, Cheshire, ironmonger, Oct. 9 at

victualler, Oct. 16 at 11, and Nov, 20 at 1, London: Off. 12, Manchester, aud. ac.-Fanny Littlewood and Sarah Lit.

Ass. Lee; Sol. Hamber, 20, King's Arms-yard, London.tlewood, Manchester, licensed victuallers, Oct. 9 at 12, Man. GEORGE POYSER, Derby, dealer and chapman, Oct. 23

Pet. f. Sept. 28. : chester, aud. ac.-- Richard Burch, Bury, Lancashire, grocer, Oct. 16 at 12, Manchester, aud, ac.—John Moseley, Mac

and Nov. 6 at 10, Nottingham : Off. Ass. Harris; Sol. clesfield, saddler, Oct. 16 at 12, Manchester, aud. ac.-John

Bowley, Nottingham.- Pet. d. Sept. 28. Denbigh, Bradford, woolstapler, Oct. 11 at 11, Leeds, aud. ac.

ISAIAH BELCHER, Wolverhampton, augur manufacturer, - Francis Edward Tucker, Copthall-buildings, London, and

Oct. 15 and Nov. 5 at half-past 10, Birmingham : Off. Ass. Hornchurch, Essex, commission agent, Oct. 19 at half-past 1,

Whitmore; Sols. Motteram & Knight, Birmingham; Bol. London, div.-Samuel King and Charles King, Cowley,

ton, Wolverhampton.-Pet. d. Oct. 1. Oxfordshire, builders, Oct. 22 at 1, London, div. joint est., RICHARD GOODWIN, Derby, grocer, Oct. 23 and Nov. 6 and div. sep. est. of Charles King.Morris Schwartz, Hay

at 10, Birmingham : Off. Ass. Harrison ; Sols. Pickering, don-square, Minories, clothier, Oct. 22 at 1, London, div.- JAMES KENYON, Blackburn, dealer and chapman, Oct. 12

Derby; Reece, Birmingham.-Pet. d. Sept. 27. George Campion Postans, Newmarket All Saints, Cambridgeshire, grocer, Oct. 22 at 12, London, div.-- William Gittus,

and Nov. 2 at 12, Manchester : Off. Ass. Hernaman; Sols. Isleham, Cambridgeshire, draper, Oct. 22 at 12, London, div.

Wilkinson, Blackburn; Worthington & Shipman, Man--Joseph Brook, Huddersfield, stationer, Oct. 19 at 11,

chester.-Pet. f. Sept. 22. Leeds, div.—John Ellis Watkinson, Halifax, grocer, Oct. 19

MEETINGS. at 11, Leeds, div.-James Dyson, Huddersfield, draper, John Steele, Manchester, manufacturer, Oct. 12 at 11, Oct. 19 at 11, Leeds, div.-G. Healey, Preston, Lancashire, Manchester, last es.- Joseph Travis, Green Bridge, Cage timber merchant, Oct. 19 at 12, Manchester, div.-William Mill, and Bridge End, all near Newchurch, Lancashire, woolLeedham and Wm. Alfred Wild, Sheffield, opticians, Oct. 20 len manufacturer, Oct. 17 at 12, Manchester, last es. Joka at 12, Sheffield, div.

W. Cash, Longsight, near Manchester, fancy stationer, Oct. CERTIFICATES.

19 at 12, London, aud. ac.--Herman Hirschberg, Cheapside, To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or merchant, Oct. 25 at 12, London, aud. ac.—Samuel How, before the Day of Meeting.

Liverpool, broker, Oct. 12 at 11, Liverpool, aud. ac.—John Wm. A. Edwards and Thos. Whitlock, Upper Thames-st. ac.-Mary Jackson and Thomas Heywood, Droylsden, Lan

Bigham, Liverpool, shipowner, Oct. 12 at 11, Liverpool, aud. bottle merchants, Oct. 19 at 2, London.Thomas Gardiner, Paul-street, Finsbury, licensed victualler, Oct. 19 at 2, Lon: cashire, skein printers, Oct. 17 at 12, Manchester, Fletcher Campbell, St. Peter's-alley, Cornhill, at 12, Manchester, avd. ac.- Mary Johnson and W. Johnson,

George Healey, Preston, Lancashire, timber merchant, Oct. 12 insurance broker, Oct. 22 at 1, London.- Francis E. Tucker, Cheadle, Staffordshire, grocers, Oct. 17 at half past 10, BirCopthall-buildings, London, and Hornchurch, Essex, com- mingham, aud. ac.; Oct. 31 at half-past 10, div. - Clarinda mission agent, Oct. 19 at half-past 1, London. ---John Walker Kilner, Walsall, Staffordshire, licensed victualler, Oct. 29 at Cash, Longsight, near Manchester, fancy stationer, Oct. 19 ball-past 10, Birmingham, aud. ac.; Oct. 31 at half-past 10, at 12, London. - Luiz Canzie, Cardiff

, lodging-house keeper, div. - George Newey, Birmingham, grocer, Dec. 10 at halfOct. 30 at 11, Bristol. - Thomas Punshon, Durham, builder, Oct, 23 at 12, Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

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