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acting under advice for the benefit of the general body The Law Amendment Society met on Saturday, of their creditors, and as a means of obtaining time and the 24th February. Lord Brougham was in the chair, opportunity to look more narrowly into the state of and the Solicitor-General moved a resolution to the their affairs, and to enable them to call their creditors effect that the friends of law reform should at the pre

sent time direct their special attention to the following together, with a view to some arrangement by which the creditor suing may not obtain a preference over all 1. The consolidation of the law. others; and your petitioners contend that the provi- 2. An amendment of the Common-law Procedure sions of the existing law in this respect, which the Act of last session, so as more effectually to secure the proposed bill is intended to change, have not been attainment of its objects.

3. Amendment of the law of bankruptcy. required to be altered, nor have the new remedies which it is sought to substitute been called for, by any greater facilities for the promotion of partnerships with

4. Alteration in the law of partnership, so as to afford of the influential classes of commercial men in this

limited liability. country.” Without further comment of our own, we now leave

5. Amendment of the laws relating to women, inthe question, with the arguments pro and con, for the cluding the law of divorce.

6. The appointment of a public prosecutor. consideration of our readers.

7. The more speedy trial of offenders, (especially

when charged with petty offences), and a general imNOTES OF THE WEEK.

provement in the administration of the criminal law.

8. The amendment of the act of last session relating The Criminal Justice Bill, giving magistrates in to juvenile reformatories. • petty sessions power to convict in all cases of petty

In the second Court of Exchequer, (Feb. 24), Larceny where the value of the article stolen does not Martin, B., and the special jurors who were in attend exceed 10s. in value, and in such cases to inflict a ance, expressed their opinion that the old system of punishment pot exceeding one year's imprisonment, trying causes by special juries was much more convehas been read a second time in the House of Lords. nient than the new one requiring a separate special The prisoner may be tried by a jury, if he prefers it. jury for each separate cause. Prisoners pleading guilty to charges of larceny, where In Re Manning, (Feb. 24, Bankr., before Mr. Comthe value exceeds 10s., may be sentenced by the magis- missioner Goulburn), upon an application, under the trates at once. to imprisonment for any term not ex- 125th section of the Bankrupt-law Consolidation Act, ceeding one year.

for an order for the sale of certain goods and chattels, The Public Prosecutors Bill (introduced by Mr. J. which it was alleged were “in the possession, order, G. Phillimore and Mr. Watson) empowers the Queen or disposition” of a bankrupt, at the time he became to divide the circuits of the judges of assize into dis- bankrupt, with the consent of the true owner, “ and tricts, and the Lord Chancellor to appoint for each of whereof he was reputed owner," but of which he had such districts one or more public prosecutors, being previously given a bill of sale to one of his creditors, barristers of not less than ten years' standing; the the learned commissioner held, that the fact of the salaries of these officers are to be fixed by the Lords of bill of sale having been duly filed under the recent act the Treasury. Before a criminal trial, the public pro- (17 & 18 Vict. c. 36) did not affect the reputed secutor's duty will be somewhat analogous to that of a ownership” contemplated by the 125th section; the grand jury--that is, he will examine the depositions, registration or filing of a bill of sale under the act not and signify his opinion whether the evidence is suffi- giving notoriety to the transfer of the property comcient to justify the prisoner's committal for trial or prised in it sufficient to destroy the “reputed ownernot. At the trial, the duty of the public prosecutor ship.” By consent of the parties, the commissioner's will be to conduct the prosecution on the part of the decision was to be final, subject only to appeal to the Crown. Deputy public prosecutors may he appointed,

Lords Justices. In the absence of such consent the in case of need, by the clerk of assize. Such officers application is ex parte, (see Ex parte Barlow, 2 De G., are to be barristers of three years' standing. Provision Mac., & G. 921), and the order is granted as a matter is also made for the appointment of attornies for the of course. prosecution, and district agents, whose duty it will be to get up evidence for the public prosecution. Persons, MORTGAGE-ACKNOWLEDGMENT WITHIN however, may present bills of indictment before the

STAT. 3 & 4 WILL. 4, c. 27, s. 28. grand jury as before, at their own cost. On the trial of Thomas Munroe at Carlisle, on the

[From a Correspondent.] 23rd February, for the murder of Isaac Turner, Dr. The important practical consequences attendant on Alfred Taylor was examined as to spots of blood found the recent decision in Stansfeld v. Hobson, (16 Beav. on the prisoner's clothes, and stated that by the aid of 236; 3 De G., Mac., & G. 620), and the imperfect conthe microscope he separated the particles of blood, mea- sideration the case appears to have received, justify sured them, and found that the globules had the large some remarks respecting it. size peculiar to human blood. They were larger in hu- Stansfeld v. Hobson was a suit to redeem, under the man beings than in any other animals of the same class following circumstances:-A leasehold estate was as-mammalia. They were about six times the size of signed to the defendant by way of mortgage. In 1825, the particles of blood from a cow. Ammonia enabled the interest being in arrear, the defendant entered into him to ascertain it to be blood: when ammonia was possession, and continued in possession down to 1852, added to blood, it underwent no change in colour; all when the claim was filed. In 1850, in reply to an other red colours were converted by ammonia into application from the plaintiff's solicitor, he wrote a green. The small globules in a human being were in letter, in which he said, “I do not see the use of a diameter 3500 to an inch; in a sheep 5600; in a cow meeting, either here or at Manchester, unless some 4200; in a pig 3900 or 4000. In recent blood, if coagu- party is ready with the money to pay me off.” This lated, the spots were shining and glossy, liké varnish; letter, the plaintiff contended, brought the case within when placed in distilled water they speedily dissolved. the exception in the 28th section of the 3 & 4 Will. 4, Neither age nor sex made any difference in the appear. c. 27. The Master of the Rolls so determined, and the ance of the blood, but disease would make a difference. Lords Justices, on appeal, affirmed the decision.

There were two questions—one, whether the letter extinguished, where there is no acknowledgment, if it was a sufficient acknowledgment in point of form, be not twenty years from the entering into possession ? which it is unnecessary to notice further; the other, If a mortgagee is in possession twenty years, and during whether the acknowledgment, if good in form, was not that time makes no acknowledgment, is not the morttoo late.

gagor's title under this section extinguished the moment In the Court of Appeal the chief, and in the court the twenty years are completed, and that, too, entirely below the only, contention appears to have been on and for ever? There is no other period to which the the point of form; no notice of the other point is taken extinguishment can be referred. There meantime” in the argument or judgment at the Rolls, or in the must refer to the twenty years' possession. Then, at judgment in the court above.

the expiration of the twenty years, is there any difOn the appeal, it was contended for the defendant, ference between the case put and one where there is a that the acknowledgment ought to have been given subsequent acknowledgment? within twenty years after the mortgagee obtained pos- The decision converts “extinguished" into “dorsession; that no other effect could be given to the ex- mant:" it treats the right to redeem as being in full pression “ in the meantime” in the 28th section of the vigour just twenty years, and then falling into a dorstatute. The Lords Justices expressed no opinion on mant state, ready to start into life again for another the point; but as judgment was for the plaintiff, they twenty years whenever its existence is acknowledged. must have thought“ meantime” comprises any interval How long that dormant state may continue is left unbetween the taking possession and the commencement certain. "Does it depend on the continued ownership of of the suit, if an acknowledgment be given, and the the mortgagee ? Is it affected by his dealings with the suit commenced within twenty years after such ac- property? Does it terminate with his life? At the knowledgment; so that although a mortgagee may be end of the twenty years' possession, is the estate of the in adverse possession for twenty or thirty years, or mortgagee in equity real or personal? As, according to upwards, no matter how long, yet

, if he acknowledges Stansfeld v. Hobson, the mortgagee may at any time the mortgagor's title, the latter has a further period of during his life acknowledge with effect his mortgage twenty years to make his claim.

title, it would seem to follow, that to the time of his The principle upon which all the enactments of the death he has nothing more, and that his interest should statute are grounded is, that an adverse possession for pass to his personal representative. That, however, it twenty years ought to confer an indefeasible title; and would be difficult to reconcile with well-known rules therefore one would have expected to find the Courts of equity. If a judgment be entered up against the astute to construe the act so as to carry out that prin- mortgagee, what lien has the creditor after the twenty ciple, wherever the language permitted such a construc- years ? May it be defeated by the debtors acknowtion. Was it prevented here ? Certainly not. What ledging the title of the mortgagor? If the mortgages is the language of the statute? No suit for redemption makes a lease, to what extent will it be valid? And if is to be bruaght" but within twenty years next after he sells and conveys as absolute owner, will the acknowthe time at which the mortgagee obtained possession, ledgment of his grantee have the same effect as his unless in the meantime an acknowledgment of the title of own? the mortgagor, or of his right of redemption, shall have Other cases might be suggested, but the above are been given;" and in such case no such suit shall be sufficient to shew the confusion this decision, if acted brought but within twenty years next after the time at on, will create.

S. S. W. which such acknowledgment, or the last of such acknowledgments, was made;" the obvious meaning of which THE RELIGION OF FOUNDLINGS. is, that the suit must be brought within twenty years, reckoning forward from the taking possession where The guardians of the North Dublin Union have there is no acknowledgment, and from the giving the been placed in a position of some difficulty by certain acknowledgment where there is. If, where there is an opinions delivered by the respective law officers of the acknowledgment, the suit is to be commenced within Crown, Mr. Attorney-General Brewster and Mr. Solitwenty years from the giving the acknowledgment, citor-General Keogh. It would appear

that some doubt pari ratione the Legislature must have intended that existed in the minds of the guardians as to the religion the suit should be commenced within twenty years of foundlings. The Protestant section held that they from the time of taking possession where there is no should be considered of the religion of the State which intermediate acknowledgment.

was incumbered with their maintenance. The Roman It was intended to fix some limit to the time for Catholic section disputed this proposition, and referred redeeming; but if " meantime” means twenty years, the matter to the commissioners. The commissioners, reckoning from the giving the acknowledgment, with therefore, submitted certain queries to the Attorneyout regard to the time of taking possession, the mort- General and Solicitor-General. The result is, that gage title will be kept alive for an indefinite time, since Mr. Brewster thinks with the Protestant and Mr. it is impossible to predicate when the last acknowledg- Keogh with the Roman Catholic section of the board. ment may not be given. According to the decision in However, the Poor-law Commissioners have adopted Stansfeld v. Hobson, the commencement of the suit is the opinion of the senior legal adviser. The following the point to reckon from, and we are to reckon back- letter from the Poor-law Commissioners explains the ward; and if within twenty years so reckoned we find the entering into possession, or an acknowledg

“Poor-law Commission Office, Dublin, ment, then the suit is in time,

Dec. 23, 1854. But this construction of the 28th section is not only “Sir,— With reference to the letter addressed to the unwarranted by its language, and opposed to the spirit board of guardians of the North Dublin Union on the of the act, but it ignores and goes far to repeal the 34th 21st August last, on the subject of the religious registry section altogether. Although that section plays an of illegitimate children, I am now directed by the comimportant part in the general construction of the act, missioners for administering the laws for the relief of no reference was made to it; and the omission renders the poor in Ireland to state, that they have received the decision the more unsatisfactory. The 34th sec- the opinions of the Attorney and Solicitor General on tion declares, that at the determination of the period the queries submitted to them on this subject, and I limited for bringing any suit, the right and title of the am to inclose copies of the queries and opinions for the claimant shall be “ extinguished.” Now, what is the information and guidance of the board of guardians. period at the determination of which the right is to be “ The cases which are embraced by the first query,

case:

and are of most difficulty in practice, are those of and educate it in any other lies on those who require foundling children baptised shortly before admission to them to do so. This can only be done by proving that the workhouse, while in the hands of the police, or of the religion of the child's parent was not only not that those to whom they have been intrusted for nurture, and of the State, but was that in which they require it to in which it is clear that the baptism can afford no indi- be educated; for the question in effect excludes cases of cation as to the religious denomination of the parents. orphans, whose religion may in certain cases be deter

“ In any such case the Attorney-General's pinion mined by their guardians or sponsors. This it is which is quite clear, that if the child be so young as to be raises the question—To what extent is the certificate incapable of forming any opinion, the baptism ought of baptism of a deserted child evidence of the relinot to influence the registry, and that the child should gion of its parent?' It appears to me, in the absence be registered of the religious denomination of the State. of any other proof whatever, (a case, however, in my

“ The opinion of the Solicitor-General, although dif- opinion, not merely hypothetical, but almost imposfering from that of the Attorney-General, as to the effect sible), that the certificate is no evidence either way; of a certificate of baptism, unaccompanied by all other. for it does not appear whether the baptism took place information, does not go the length of declaring that before or after the desertion; it may as well have been where the baptism is known to have taken place very before as after; and if so, it is obvious that it can afford recently before admission to the workhouse, and where, no evidence as to the parent's religion. It therefore the parents being unknown, it could certainly have no appears to me, that it is not the mere certificate of reference to them or to the religious creed, the baptism baptism, but the time at which it took place, and the nevertheless ought to be conclusive on the guardians, circumstance of it, that must be considered, in order and the child, of necessity, registered of the denomina- to arrive at any reasonable inference as to what the tion indicated by the religion of the clergyman making religion of the parent of a deserted child may have

10. In cases of this description, therefore—that is, in beer Second query-If it can be ascertained that the cases where it is known the child is very young, was child has been instructed in the tenets and practices of baptised after desertion, and without any reference to any particular religious denomination, the guardians or knowledge of the wishes of its parents or their re- ought not to allow its religious opinions or belief to be ligious denomination-the commissioners recommend disturbed-at least, unless its parent actually interfere the guardians to be governed by the opinion of the to direct its religious education. Attorney-General, and to register the child as of the “ December, 1854.

A. BREWSTER.” religion of the State. “ The opinions given by the Attorney-General and

Copy.--Opinion of the Solicitor-General. Solicitor-General, in answer to the second query, agree; “ I have conferred with the Attorney-General on this and in all cases where the guardians have satisfactory case, and regret that he and I do not arrive at the same evidence of the child's instruction in the tenets and conclusion on the first query. The question, put in practices of any particular creed, they ought to register distinct terms, admits that the guardians are altogether its religious denomination accordingly.

without information as to the religious belief of the “ By order of the commissioners, parents or guardians of a child, save so far as they may

“ W. STANLEY, Secretary. be guided by the fact of the baptism of the child as of “ To the Clerk, North Dublin Union."

a particular religious denomination of Christians. In Copy of Queries.

that case (and it is upon it alone I am asked to advise) “ First–Does the production of a certificate of bap; of consideration the fact of baptism. In the absence

I am of opinion that the guardians cannot throw out tism, or other evidence that a child has been baptised of all other information, it seems to me to raise a strong in a particular religious denomination, render

it the presumption

that the person who had the child bapduty of the board of guardians to register the child as tised was of the religious denomination in which he of that religious denomination, in the absence of any caused that sacrament to be administered; and I can information as to the religious creed of its parents or guardians ?

see no valid reason for assuming that the person so in “ Second-Ought the guardians, on such evidence of charge of the child was not its parent; but, on the conprevious religious education as that supplied by the fact the child was baptised at the desire of its parent, and

trary, the natural inference appears to me to be, that that the child can go through the form of blessing itself, in the same religious denomination to which the parent or can recite certain prayers, to register the child as of belonged. I therefore do consider, in the absence of all the religious denomination in which that form is prac- Other information, the production of a regular certificate tised or those prayers are used ?

of baptism, or other sufficient evidence that a child has Copy.- Opinion of the Attorney-General. been baptised in a particular religious denomination, . To first query-I have fully conferred with the renders it the duty of the board of guardians to register Solicitor-General on this case, and we have agreed that the child as of that religious denomination in which it each should state his opinion. Mine is, that the mere has been baptised. production of a certificate of baptism does not render it “ As to the second query, I entertain no doubt that the duty of the board of guardians to register a child, the guardians, on such evidence of previous religious so young as to be incapable of forming any opinion of education as that supplied by the fact that the child its own, of the religious denomination of the clergy- can go through the form of blessing itself, or can recite man who has given the certificate. What effect the certain prayers, ought to register the child as of the production of other evidence may have must depend religious denomination in which that form is practised upon its nature and sufficiency, and no answer generally or those prayers are used. I am not asked to give any applicable can be given to that part of the first query. opinion upon the questions submitted some years since The difficulty will arise, for the most part, if not ex- | to Mr. Blackburne; but I may add, that in arriving at clusively, in cases of deserted children of very tender the conclusion I have above expressed, I have been years, the religion of whose parents is unknown; in much influenced by the manifest intention of the such cases (according to Mr. Blackburne's opinion of Legislature, as declared in the Irish Poor Relief Act, 1842, in which I have already expressed my concur- to discountenance all interference with the religion of rence) it is the duty of the board of guardians to the inmates of workhouses, whether adults, children register and educate the child in the religion of the under the protection of their parents, or orphans. State. The onus of proving that they ought to register “ December, 1854.

“ Wm. Krogh."

London azettes.

LUIZ CAUZIE, Cardiff, Glamorganshire, beer and lodging

house keeper, March 6 and April 3 at 11, District Court

of Bankruptcy, Bristol : Off. Ass. Miller; Sols. Bevan & FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23,

Girling, Bristol.- Petition filed Feb. 10.
BANKRUPTS.

JOHN CLENCH, Exeter and St. Thomas-the-Apostle, DeGEORGE CUNNINGHAM STEWART, Hackney-road, vonshire, timber dealer and manure dealer, March 2 and 29

Middlesex, draper and trimming manufacturer, (lately car- at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter : Off. Ass. Hirt. rying on business with John Coles, under the style or firm zel; Sol. Force, Exeter. -Petition filed Feb. 20. of Coles & Co.), March 2 at 1, and April 3 at 11, Court of JOHN MOORE, Halifax, Yorkshire, common brewer, Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Graham; Sols. Lawrance March 9 and 30 at ll, District Court of Bankruptcy, & Co., 14, Old Jewry-chambers, London. - Petition filed Leeds : Off. Ass. Young; Sols. G. & G. H. Edwards, Feb. 19.

Halifax ; Bond & Barwick, Leeds.-Petition dated Feb. 9. THOMAS SALMON, Kettering, Northamptonshire, iron. WILLIAM WESTMORE COWHERD KIRKHAM,

monger, dealer and chapman, March 7 at half past 1, and Manchester, money scrivener, March 5 and 27 at 12, DisApril 4 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London : Off. Ass. trict Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off. Ass. Fraser ; Graham ; Sols. Hodgson, Birmingham; Sole & Co., 68, Sol. Boote, Manchester.-Petition filed Feb. 21. Aldermanbury, London.-Petition dated Feb. 5.

MEETINGS. JAMES HOWELL, late of Bartholomew-road, Holloway, but now of Judd-street, Brunswick-sq., Middleses, builder, sailmakers, March 7 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy,

George Pryde, David Jones, and John Gibb, Liverpool, dealer and chapman, March 6 at half-past. 12, and April 12 Liverpool

, pr. d.-Joshua Crowther and Wm. Dickinson the at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Johnson; Sols. Watson & Sons, Bouverie-street, Fleet-street.-Peti- March 8 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester,

younger, Manchester, general Manchester warehousemen, tion filed Feb. 21. WILLIAM BOWLER, Old Jamaica Wharf, Upper Ground- sh. ass.--Lionel Goldsmith, Queen-street, Cheapside, Lonstreet, Lambeth,

Surrey, timber merchant, March 3 at 2, don, merchant, March 9 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, and April 4 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. March 9 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.

- George James Loe, Chertsey, Surrey, builder, Nicholson ; Sols. Rixon & Son, il, King William-street, Robert Thomson, St. John-street-road, Clerkenwell, Mid

City.-Petition dated Feb. 20.
GEORGE COOPER ROUSE, (commonly called GEORGE dlesex, linendraper, March 9 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy,

COOPER), Dovercourt, Essex, grocer and baker, Feb. 23 London, and, ac.- Henry Brown, Marden, Kent, potter, at l, and April 4 at 11, (and not April 6 at 12, as before March 9 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, and. ac.-F. advertised), Court of Bankruptcy, London: Of. Ass. Pen. Futvoye, Regent-street and Beak.street, St. James, Westnell; Sols. Laurance, Ipswich ; Cree & Son, 3, Verulam- minster, Middlesex, jeweller, March 9 at 12, Court of Bank

ruptcy, London, aud. ac.-George Saunders, Seymour-street, buildings, Gray's-inn.-Petition dated Feb. 5. SIMON OATES, Cambridge, builder, dealer and chapman, Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.; March 16 at half-past 11,

div.

Euston-square, Middlesex, gasfitter, March 9 at 11, Court of March 3 at 12, and April 13 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sol. Paxon, 8, New Bosc Fair Field Works, Bow, Middlesex, engineers, March 9 at 11,

Samuel Adams, W. Bridges Adams, and Gerard Ralston, well-court, Lincoln's-inn.-Petition filed Feb. 20. JAMES TURNER, Hedge-row, Islington High-street, Mid- div., joint est. of Wm. B. Adams and G. Ralston.- Harvey

Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac., and March 16 at 11, dlesex, draper, March 5 and 30 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, Meadows, Warboys, Huntingdonshire, draper, March 19 at London: Off. Ass. Edwards; Sols. Lawrance & Co., 14, 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Thomas Laurance, Old Jewry-chambers, London.-Petition filed Feb. 22. JANE MARY BENTLEY, Dudley, Worcestershire, grocer, ruptcy, London, div.-Chas. Kelly, High-street, Kensington,

Reading, Berkshire, draper, March 17 at 2, Court of Banka dealer and chapwoman, March 12 and 28 at half.past 10, and Baker-street Bazaar, Baker-street, Portman-square, MidDistrict Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham :...Off

. Ass. dlesex, auctioneer, March 17 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, Whitmore; Sol. Boddington, Dudley. - Petition dated London, div.-George J. Philps, Cannon-street West, Lon

Feb. 21. JAMES KING, Birmingham, licensed victualler, dealer and don, hosier, March 17 at half-past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, chapman, March 9 and 31 at 12. District Court of Bank- grocer, March 16 at half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, Lon

London, div.-Wm. Dunkley, Daventry, Northamptonshire, ruptcy, Birmingham: Off. Ass. Bittleston; Sols. Harding, don, div.Josiah Overbury, Wootton-under-Edge, Glouces

and Hawkes, Birmingham.- Petition dated Feb. 19. HAYDON LOUNDS, Bourn, Lincolnshire, coach builder tershire, dealer and chapman, March 16 at 12, Court of and wheelwright, March 6 and April 3 at 10, District Fore-st., Cripplegate, London, shoe manufacturer, March 16

Bankruptcy, London, div.-Nathaniel Magnus the younger, Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham : Off

. Ass. Harris ; at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Henry Mantle Sols

. Brown, Market Deeping; James, Birmingham.-Pe Hitchcock, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, miller, March 6 at 10, Distition dated Feb. 14. JOHN HENRY CHEETHAM, Nottingham, lace manu

trict Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham, aud ac. ; March 20 facturer, (trading under the style or firm of John Henry at ii, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool, div.John

at 10, div.-John Cartmell, Liverpool, shoemaker, March 19 Cheetham & Co.), March 6 and April 3 at 10, District Foden, Liverpool, grocer, March 17 at 11, District Court of Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham: Off. Ass. Harris; Sol. Bankruptcy, Liverpool, div.-Joseph Wooler, Stockton-on. Coope, Nottingham.-Petition dated Feb. 17. DANIEL HEARN, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, linen. Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, fin. div.- Jas.

Tees, Durham, draper, March 16 at half-past 12, District draper and laceman, March 8 and April 3 at 11, District Ogle Holmes, Sunderland, and Young L. Marshall, Roker, Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol : Off. Ass. Acraman; Sols. Durham, timber merchants, March 20 at 11, District Court Praen, Cheltenham; Abbot & Lucas, Bristol. - Petition of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, fin. div. filed Feb. 20.

CERTIFICATES. GEORGE RICHARD BLACKWELL, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, marble mason and sculptor, March 8 and April To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or 3 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol : Off. Ass.

before the Day of Meeting. Miller; Sols. Pruen, Cheltenham ; Abbot & Lucas, Bristol. David Allen Ramsay, Kensington-park-terrace, Notting- Petition filed Feb. 22.

hill, Middlesex, builder, March 20 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, WILLIAM RANDLE, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, miller, London.-John Rolfe, Faversham, Kent, tailor, March 13 at

mealman, and baker, March 8 and April 16 at 11, District 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-J. Cox, St. George'sCourt of Bankruptcy, Bristol : Off. Ass. Hutton; Sols. square, Pimlico, Middlesex, builder, March 19 at half-past 11, Pruen, Cheltenham; Abbott & Lucas, Bristol.--Petition Court of Bankruptcy, London.-John Peter White, Mark. filed Feb. 22.

lane, London, merchant, March 16 at half-past 11, Court of RALPH PICKSTONE and AMBROSE MAYALL, Hurst, Bankruptcy, London. Charles Muskett, Diss, Norfolk,

Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, cotton spinners, March 6 chemist, March 16 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.and April 3 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manches. George Hart, Strand, Middlesex, ironmonger, March 16 at 2, ter: Off. Ass. Fraser ; Sols. Rowley & Son, Manchester. Court of Bankruptcy, London.-George Fifoot Lyde, ChurchPetition filed Feb, 13.

passage, Basinghall-street, London, lace maker, March 16 at half-past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-John Gower, and France.---James Thorn, Mount-street, Grosvenor-square, Lawrence-lane, London, warehouseman, March 16 at 12, Middlesex, carpenter.-John Cornish, King-street, Camden. Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Richard Curtis, Southsea, town, Middlesex, carpenter.-James Smith, Denbigh-street, Portsea, Southampton, corn merchant, March 16 at balf-past Pimlico, Middlesex, solicitor.-James Smith, Bartholomew12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Wm. Allaway, South place, Kentish-town, Middlesex, engraver.-George Augustus port, Lancashire, dentist, March 19 at 12, District Court of Westbrook, William-street, Waterloo-road, and High-street, Bankruptcy, Liverpool.-James Gaukroger, Titus Gaukroger, Lambeth, Surrey, out of business.-- John Paice, Thirza-place, and William Slater, Hebble End Mill, near Hebdenbridge, Old Kent-road, Surrey, commission agent to a wine mer. Halifax, Yorkshire, cotton spinners, March 27 at 12, District chant.-Thomas Goddard, Mill's-buildings, Hayes, Middle. Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds.--Wm. Kinton Gibbs, Dudley, sex, omnibus proprietor. Worcestershire, grocer, March 19 at half-past 10, District The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham.-Joseph Fulford, Bir

the Court, in Portugal-street, to be examined and dealt mingham, Warwickshire, and Great Barr, Staffordshire,

with according to the Statute:maltster, March 19 at half-past 10, District Court of Bank. ruptcy, Birmingham.- John Whitmore Jones and Thomas

March 9 at 10, before the CHIEF COMMISSIONER. Carrier, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, hosiers, March 19 at

Samuel Pearce, Minories, London, export oilman.-Edwin 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham. -John Tho Light, St. Peter-street, Islington, Middlesex, dealer in isinglass. mas, Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, and Ledbury, Here

James Turner, King-street, Long-acre, Middlesex, butcher. fordsbire, draper, March 19 at half.past 10, District Court of -- Thomas Wm. Jones, King's-row, Cambridge-heath, MidBankruptcy, Birmingham.

dlesex, gas fitter.- Alexander Stuart, Queen's-road West,

Chelsea, Middlesex, tailor.
To be granted, unless an Appeal be duly entered.
Harvey Meadows, Warboys, Huntingdonshire, draper.-

March 9 at 10, before Mr. Commissioner MURPHY. Wm. Negus, Bagnigge-wells-road, Middlesex, victualler.-F.

Wm. Lockyer, King-street, Long-acre, Middlesex, baker. Humphrey Spanton, Norwich, Norfolk, innkeeper.-William

-James Birch, Sutton-street, York-road, Lambeth, Surrey, West, London-terrace, Hackney-road, Middlesex, linendraper.

out of business.-Edward Williams, Park-street, Dorset-James Thomas Snow, Pollen-street, Maddox-st., Hanover- square, Marylebone, Middlesex, plumber.-William Mayer, square, Middlesex, butcher.-Chas. Samuel Sasse, High-st., Sun-street, Bishopsgate, London, foreman to a mahogany

merchant. Portland-town, Middlesex, baker.---Thos. Robinson, Hexham, Northumberland, currier.- Elias Warhurst, Ardwick, Man

March 10 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PHILLIPS. chester, timber merchant.-John Lowther Ward, Burnley,

Richard Dalby the elder, South-grove, Mile-end, MiddleLancashire, cotton spinner.- Francis Augustus Hatton, Chesa sex, out of business.- Charles Tasker, Howard-street, Strand, terfield, Derbyshire, auctioneer.—Henry Mantle Hitchcock, Middlesex, general commission merchant.-David Harrow, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, miller. -Benj. Scriven, Birmingham, Brydges-st., Covent-garden, Middlesex, pac ng-case maker. builder.-Robert Till, Worcester, grocer.

- William L. Gilpin, Northumberland-court, Charing-cross, SCOTCH SEQUESTRATIONS.

Middleses, out of business. Charles F. Arundell, Cork John Campbell & Sons, Bowfield, Renfrewshire, bleachers. street, Burlington-gardens, Middlesex, and Hove, Sussex, - John Campbell, Glasgow, tailor.- Robert Cross, Glasgow, attorney-at-law.-John H. Lee, Newman-street, Oxfordmerchant.

street, Middlesex, teacher of music. INSOLVENT DEBTORS

March 12 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PAILLIPS. Who have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy, John Mann, Croydon, Surrey, carrier.-Edward Wallis,

and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from Devonshire-street, Lisson-grove, Middlesex, leather seller. Process.

Simeon Morris, Essex-street, Strand, Middlesex, out of busiJas. Pugh, Evesham, Worcestershire, innkeeper, March 16 ness.- Charles Lewis, Preston-street, Maldon-road, Kentishat 11, County Court of Worcestershire, at Evesham.-Edw. town, Middlesex, builder. Joseph Trepass, Warwick, bricklayer, March 19 at 2, County

Adjourned Hearing. Court of Warwickshire, at Warwick.-Abraham Hawkyard,

William Parrott Carter, Harrington-street South, HampHuddersfield, Yorkshire, proprietor of a concert room,

stead-road, Middlesex, barrister-at-law. March 8 at 10, County Court of Yorkshire, at Huddersfield. The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before -Thomas Smith, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, manufacturer of a Judge of the County Court, to be examined and dealt woollen cloth, March 8 at 10, County Court of Yorkshire, at with according to the Statute :Huddersfield.-John Lawson, Fletton, Huntingdonshire, servant to the Eastern Counties Railway Company, March 5 at

At the County Court of Staffordshire, at STAFFORD,

March 5 at 12. 12, County Court of Northamptonshire, at Peterborough.George Cookson, Rochdale, Lancashire, waste dealer, March 8 At the County Court of Oxfordshire, at OXFORD, March 9

James Mead, Moxley, near Bilston, colliery field carpenter. at 12, County Court of Lancashire, at Rochdale.-- James

at 10. Taylor, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, horse dealer, March 17 at 11, County Court of Lincolnshire, at Market Rasen, John At the County Court of Worcestershire, at WORCESTER,

Wm. Taylor the younger, Ambrosden, grocer. Pitt Bartlett, Melcombe Regis, Dorsetshire, draper, March at 10, County Court of Dorsetshire, at Weymouth.--James

March 14 at 10. Tite, Tiverton, Devonshire, commercial traveller, March 15

John Benbow, Hanley Castle, out of business. at 11, County Court of Devonshire, at Tiverton.-Henry D. At the County Court of Kent, at Dover, March 15 at 11. Hughes, Jackfield, Broseley, Shropshire, barge owner, James W. Hannah, Dover, of no trade.- Benj. F. Hannah, March 10 at 10, County Court of Shropshire, at Madeley.- Dover, of no trade.- Frederick Button, Hastings, well sinker. Reuben Feather, Staveley, Derbyshire, cordwainer, March 14 -Wm. Wellsted, St. Leonard's-on-Sea, stationer. at 11, County Court of Derbyshire, at Chesterfield.-Richard At the County Court of Yorkshire, at KINGSTON-UPON. Turner, Strood, Kent, chairmaker, March 8 at 10, County

HULL, March 16.
Court of Kent, at Rochester.- David Fossett, Brompton, John Jackson, Kingston-upon-Hull, out of business.
Gillingham, Kent, assistant to a draper, March 8 at 10, At the County Court of Monmouthshire, at Monmouth,
County Court of Kent, at Rochester.

March 16.
The following Persons, who, on their several Petitions filed in James P. Chadwick, Newport, theatrical manager.
the Court, have obtained Interim Orders for Protection from
Process, are required to appear in Court as hereinafter

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 27. mentioned, at the Court-house, in Portugal-street, Lin.

BANKRUPTS. coln's Inn, as follows, to be examined and dealt with THOMAS BOTHELL LAWFORD and EDWIN MAIT. according to the Statute :

LAND, George-yard, Lombard-street, London, wine mere April 19 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PHILLIPS.

chants, (trading under the style or firm of Lawford & MaitCharles Whittle, Broadway, Westminster, Middlesex, car. land), March 9 at half-past 2, and April 17 at 1, Court of penter.-Wm. W. Fray, Newman-street, Oxford-street, Mid.

Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Lee; Sols. Wright & Bondlesex, out of employ.- Charles F. Ellerman, Beaumont

ner, 15, London-street, Fencburch-street, London.-Peti. square, Stepney, Middlesex, promoter of railways in England tion filed Feb. 22.

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