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ing, states troops vast quant fuel is stil

ASSOCIATION for PROMOTING the RELIEF of to the Crimean Committee, and to all subscribers, to charge only the DESTITUTION in the METROPOLIS, and for Improving th

absolute cost price of all stoves, fuel, lanterns, and candles sent out to Condition of the Poor, by Means of Parochial and District Visiting

the army. under the Superintendence and Direction of the Bishop and Clergy.

The weight of the packages is kept down to 56lbs. or 57lbs., in order President-The Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of LONDON.

not to exceed what a man can carry along a bad road. Three packages TRUSTEES.

are, therefore, used for a stove, and the 102lbs, of fuel which accompaThe Right Hon. W. E. Gladstone, M. P., Chancellor of the Exchequer.

nies it. The cost of the stove, with this sufficient supply of fuel, packed The Right Hon. Sir Robert H. Inglis, Bart.

and delivered in London, is 41. 58., or less, if on finally winding up the Sir Walter R. Farquhar, Bart.

account it should be found to cost less. Henry Kingscote, Esq.

The stoves may now be seen constantly in operation at the address Office No. 4. St. Martin's-place. Trafalgar-square

below, and at the Crystal Palace, Sydenham, the Crystal Palace ComThe Committee of this Association are anxious to bring to the notice

pany having asked for stoves to exhibit there, and Mr. Edgington

pany having ask of the public that their funds are very considerably reduced, whilst

having lent a tent in which to exhibit them. the demands on the Association are largely increased by the excessive

Copies of this advertisement will be printed off for private distribuprices of the first necessaries of life, and the continuance of severe

tion, and will be supplied at the tent in the Crystal Palace, or by post weather.

from Vauxhall. It is hoped that by these means a sufficient number The Committee continue to afford every possible encouragement to

of persons with spare money will be brought to take an interest in the the poor to deposit their small savings in the Provident Societies con matter, to carry it out thoroughly, without any individuals being taxed nected with this Association; but they regret to record, that during 1854

to a burthensome amount, or any being asked to contribute at all who the high price of all the first necessaries of life operated as a check

may have already given in one way or other for the help of the army all upon deposits; and that the poor are consequently deprived of much of

that they can properly be asked to give. the advantage arising from their own savings, and are thrown to an in

Belinont, Vauxhall, Jan. 27, 1855. creased extent on the bounty of the benevolent.

Postscript, Jan. 29,-Lord Raglan's dispatch, dated "before SebasContributions are received by the under-mentioned Bankers :

topol, 13th January," and appearing in the newspapers of this mornAt the West End.

In the City.

ing, states, that "great progress is making in disembarking and issu Messrs. Herries, Farquhar, &

ing to the troops vast quantities of warm clothing of all descriptions." Messrs. Hoare, Fleet-street.

but that “the provision of fuel is still a great difficulty." That this St. James's-street. Messrs. Williams, Deacon, & Co.,

was written after the arrival of the supply of stoves sent out by GoMessrs. Drummond, Charing. Birchin-lane.

vernment is shewn by the following extract from the letter of The cross. | Messrs. Barclay, Bevan, & Co.,

Times Correspondent, dated on the 8th January, five days before Lord Messrs. Coutts & Co., Strand.

Lombard-street.

Raglan's dispatch:-"Our fine patent stoves are wretched affairs. They And at the Office of the Association, 4, St. Martin's-place, Trafalgar are made of thin sheet iron, which cannot stand our fuel, charcoal. square.

Besides, with charcoal, they are mere poison manufactories, and they The Annual Report will be forwarded on application.

cannot be left alight in the tent at night. They answer well for drying

the men's clothes at day." CRIMEAN ARMY CANDLE STOVES.-The Managing

The candle stoves burn through the night without attention, and Directors of Price's Patent Candle Company beg to inform all who with no more injury to the air of a hut than would be caused by a few may feel an interest in the Company's Candle Stoves for the Army, that candles burning in it. 200 have just now been despatched by the Crimean Committee in The Pioneer, and that there are funds in hand for a few more; but they beg CITY of LONDON HOSPITAL for DISEASES of at the same time to state, that, for anything like a sufficient number

the CHEST. for the use of the army, much larger funds are needed than have yet

Under the Patronage of been received, and that it is therefore desirable that all who agree with

Her Majesty the QUEEN, and them in thinking that a sufficient number ought yet to be sent out

His Royal Highness Prince ALBERT, K.G.. &c. should exert themselves to procure special subscriptions for this purpose

President- The Right Hon. the Earl of CARLISLE. to the Crimean Committee, at 28, Hill-street, Berkeley-square. The

Treasurer-H. Edmund Gurney, Esq. Comunittee will forward to the gentlemen who have gone out in charge

It having been determined, notwithstanding the heavy liabilities inof their own consignments ar.y stoves of which the public may think fit

curred for the completion and furnishing of the building, to open the to pay the cost and freight

New Hospital at the Victoria Park on the 7th March, the friends of the Stoves hereafter sent out will not, indeed, arrive till a date by which

Charity and the benevolent public are earnestly entreated to AID the it is hoped the worst part of the winter will be over; but if they even

Committee in the accomplishment of this object with their kind and serve no other purpose than the mere preventing the necessity of the

liberal snpport. soldiers eating their meat raw, and sleeping in drenched clothes, for

This decision has been come to under a deep conviction of the want of the means of cooking and drying, this alone would seem to be

urgent necessity which exists for the immediate reception of in-patients, an object well worth the expenditure of a few thousand pounds, if this

and the Committee trust, therefore, in their endeavour to open the attempt to interest the public in the matter should succeed in raising

wards at this early period, to be sustained by the cordial and active so much.

co-operation of the public. The Managing Directors do not thus apply to the public until after

The number of out-patients relieved at the Institution is very large, having tried to accomplish their object by first applying to the share

and as the means at the disposal of the Committee are quite inadequate holders of the Company and their friends for private means to begin

to the extended relief now afforded, they are constrained urgently to carrying it out, and then applying to Government to complete, as a

APPEAL for further ASSISTANCE. matter of public service, what had been thus privately commenced.

Out-patients relieved during the last week, 643. The private funds obtained for candles, cooking lanterns, candle

The Committee have the pleasure to announce that a Public Festival, stoves, and fuel, amounted in all to 10771. 18s. Id., made up by the fol

| to commemorate the opening of the New Hospital, will be held at the lowing subscriptions:

London Tavern on Wednesday, the 7th March next, and that the Right The Company ...........

£300 00

Hon. the Earl of Carlisle, the President of the Institution, has kindly Four subscriptions of 1051. each...

420 00

intimated his intention to take the chair on the occasion. Six of 251. each

150 00

Donations and subscriptions will be thankfully received by the TreaOne of ..

10 10 0

surer, H. E. Gurney, Esq., at 65, Lombard-street; the Bankers, Messrs. Seven of 101. each ...

70 00

Barclay & Co., Messrs. Coutts & Co., and Messrs. Ransom & Co.; by One of ..

5 5 0

the Hon. Secretary, 51, Old Broad-street; and by the Secretary, at the Twelve of 51. each ...

60 00

Office, 6, Liverpool-street, Finsbury.
Fifty-one of smaller amounts
62 3

H. SEWELL, Hon. Sec.

RICHARD P. SLATER, Sec. £1077 18 1 The application to Government was, unhappily, less successful. It was made just before Christmas, the value of the stores for the pur

I PURSUANT to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, poses of the army being then proved by actual trial in one of the

1 made in a cause “ Field against Tarner," the CREDITORS of Government offices, and a formal tender of 200 a day, and fuel in pru

LYDIA FIELD, late of Bushey, in the county of Hertford, widow, portion, and all at cost price, being sent in the day after Christmas.

(who died in or about the month of November, 1852), are, by their As this tender is still unanswered, there seems to be little hope of

solicitors, on or before the 27th day of Pebruary, 1855, to come in and Government taking the matter up, unless it be to a small extent for

prove their debts at the chambers of the Vice Chancellor Sir Richard hospital purposes, the medical authorities having approved highly of

Torin Kindersley, No. 3, Stone-buildings, Lincoln's-inn, Middlesex ; or, the stoves. It is understood that for general purposes the Govern

in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the benefit ment has already sent out some common stoves; but these, although

of the said order. Tuesday, the 6th day of March, 1855, at I o'clock in they will be of use anywhere near the port, will be useless in the

the afternoon, at the said chambers, is appointed for hearing and adjudicamp, on account of the great comparative weight of fuel required for

cating upon the claims.-Dated this 30th day of January, 1855. them, and therefore will be no substitute for the candle stoves, with

FREDERICK CHARLES EDWARDS, Chief Clerk. their extremely portable fuel, of which a single pound weight gives out constantly, for more than eight hours together, a sufficient heat for drying PURSUANT to an Order of the High Court of Chancery, clothes and warming a hut, or for four hours together, a sufficient heath made in the matter of Francis Smith, deceased, and in a cause for baking four pounds of bread or boiling four quarts of water in " Anne Smith against John Rich Pussell," the CREDITORS of every hour, at a cost of, in the one case but Id., and in the other but FRANCIS SMITH, late of Shepton Mallet, in the county of Somerset, 2d. per hour.

gentleman, (who died in or about the month of August, 1854). are, by It was hoped that the notice of the matter in The Times City article their solicitors, on or before the 22nd day of February, 1855, to come of Monday, the 8th January, backed by the Crimean Committee's notifi in and prove their debts at the chanibers of the Vice-Chancellor Sir cation on the following day of their readiness to receive special subscrip William Page Wood, at No. 11, New-square, Lincoln's-inn, Middlesex ; tions for the stoves, and to forward to the Crimea any number the public or, in default thereof, they will be peremptorily excluded from the might think fit to provide means for, would bring in money enough from benefit of the said order. Wednesday, the 28th day of February, 1855, the public for as many as were needed; but it has as yet brought in less at 12 o'clock at noon, at the said chambers, is appointed for hearing than one-fourth of the amount previously raised privately in the Com- and adjudicating upon the claims.-Dated this 271h day of January, 1855. pany, as already stated.

HY. LEMAN, Chief Clerk., It may be well to state, for the information of those who may now be

J. PERCY COOKE, Solicitor, 50, Great Coram-street, hearing of the matter for the first time, that the Company is pledged |

Russell-square.

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CONTENTS.

Leading Article ....

COURT OF QUEEN's Bench.

Notes of the Week ........................

By G.J.P. SMITH and W. B. BRETT, Barristers at Lar.

Correspondence ..........................

Westbrook v. Blythe.-(Middlesex Registration Act,

Regulæ Generales......

7 Ann. c. 20, s. 18–1 & 2 Vict. c. 110, 88. 11, 13–

Gentlemen called to the Bar

2 & 3 Vict. c. 11, s. 5- Effect of judgment to bind

London Gazettes ......

lands-Judgment registered in Common Pleas, but

NAMES OF CASES REPORTED.

not in Middlesex-Term for years).............. 85

CROWN CASES RESERVED.

Reg. v. Saunders. — (County treasurer - Accounts

By G. FRANCIS, Barrister at Law.

Illegal items-Allowance by visiting justices-Order

Reg. v. Ferguson.-(Indictment-Joinder of counts) .. 73

of quarter sessions-Review by subsequent sessions

- Certiorari)........

Court OF CHANCERY.

........ 86

By T. EDWARDS, Barrister at Law.

Bail Court.

Thornhill v. Thornhill.-(Practice-Contempt, costs of) 73

By G. Francis, Barrister at Law.

Ex parte Carter.- (Practice of affiliation Notice of
In re Hodges, and In re The Trustee Relief Acts.-

appeal-Recognisance-78 8 Vict. c. 101, 8. 4) .. 89

(Practice- Judge at chambers-Trustee Relief Acts

-Order for maintenance) .................... 73

Court oF COMMON PLEAS.

COURT OF APPEAL IN CHANCERY.

By W. PATERSON and W. Mills, Barristers at Law.

By F. FISHER, Barrister at Law.

Chilton o. Carrington.-(Contract, construction of) .. 89

Stevens v. Benning.-(Author and publisher, agreement

Edwards o. Hodges.- (Jurisdiction of London aldermen

between- Assignment of copyright-Injunction) .. 74

- View of deserted premises by a constable instead

of by the justices-11 Geo. 2, c. 19, s. 16–3 8 4

ROLLS COURT.

Vict. c. 84, 88. 6, 13-11 & 12 Vict. c. 43, s. 34).. 91

By G. Y. ROBSON, Barrister at Law.

Hood o. Clapham.-(WillConversion"Securities"

Court of ExchEQUER.

-Terminable annuities) ...................... 78

By W. M. Best, Barrister at Law.

Byam v. Byam.-(Marriage articles-Withdrawal of Abbott . Bult.-(17 & 18 Vict. c. 125, 8. 44-New

money from settlement-Discretionary power) .... 79

trial-Costs) ................................ 93

VICE-CHANCELLOR STUART's Court.

Osborn o. The London Dock Company.-(17 & 18 Vict.

By T. F. MORSE, Barrister at Law.

c. 125 — Interrogatories to parties Privilege of

Meynell 0. Surtees.-(Agreement—“Way-leave," lease

witness in not answering questions).. .

.. 93

of - Specific performance - Railway company

PREROGATIVE Court.

Triple damages -- Assignment of offer for an agree-

By J. P. Deane, D.C.L.

ment) ..........

......... 80 | Powell 0. Scantlebury.-(Pauper's costs)............ 95

VICE-CHANCELLOR Wood's COURT.

ADMIRALTY Prize Court.

By MATTHEW B. Begbie, Barrister at Law.

By J. P. Deane, D.C.L.

Nash v. Hodgson.-(Statute of Limitations - Part pay. The Elise.-(Seizure by non-commissioned persons-

ment-Appropriation to one of severai debts) .... 83 || Damages and costs) .......................... 95

THE JURIST.

The latest case upon this subject is that of Hernaman

v. Smith, in the Exchequer, on Saturday last. The

LONDON, FEBRUARY 3, 1855. | action was brought “ by leave,” under the 60th section,

in the Newnham district of the Gloucestershire County

The question what is a “cause of action” within the Court, to recover a reward for the apprehension of a

meaning of the County Court Act has been before our felon. It appeared that a placard had been issued by

superior courts on several recent occasions. It has the defendant offering the reward “for the apprehend-

arisen under sect. 60 of the stat. 9 & 10 Vict. c. 95, by ing” of the felon, and it contained the words “payment

which a summons may issue, by leave of the judge, into to be made on conviction.” The apprehension was

what may be called “a foreign district,” although the shewn to have taken place in Newnham, but the con-

defendant does not reside there, provided the cause of viction took place in Hereford, out of the Newnham dis-

action arose within it. These words, it will be ob- trict. The Court held, that the conviction was part of

served, differ from those which are used in the con- the cause of action, and therefore that it did not arise

current clause, (sect. 128), which entitles the plaintiff wholly within the Newnham district, and granted a writ

to sue in the superior courts when the cause of action of prohibition. The grounds of the judgment appear

did not wholly, or in some material point, arise within to have been, that the plaintiff could not recover until

the district in which the defendant dwells. Accord-conviction, that the Statute of Limitations would not

ingly it has been held, that the “cause of action” in run until that time, and that in an action in the supe-

the former section means whole cause of action, and rior courts the plaintiff must have alleged that such

unless it wholly arise in the foreign district, the judge conviction had taken place--an allegation which was

has no jurisdiction to try it. It is therefore analogous material and traversable. The Court fully recognised

to the cause of action upon application to change the and acted upon the decision in the Common Pleas a

venue on the common affidavit, viz. that the cause of few days previously, (Walton v. Borthwick, Jan. 22),

action arose wholly in the county to which it is sought in which an order for goods having been given in

to change the venue; or to the cause of action within Oxford to a traveller for a Manchester house, and the

the old inferior jurisdictions, in which case it was goods having been sent from Manchester by railway,

necessary to allege every material traversable fact to according to the defendant's request, it was held, that

have occurred within it. (Com. Dig., “Courts,” P.(9); the whole cause of action did not arise, under the sec-

Peacock v. Bell, 1 Wms. Saund. 74 a). It also appears tion in question, in Manchester. The order was a

to resemble the cause of action” within the Statute verbal one, although required by the Statute of Frauds

of Limitations, 21 Jac. 1, c. 16, which means a com- to be in writing, the value of the goods being above

plete, and not merely an inchoate, cause of action, 101.; but this did not, we understand, affect the deci-

No. 4, Vol. I., New Series.

sion, which proceeded on the ground that the sale or been convicted of an offence against the Market Act of order was a part of the cause of action.

Torquay, in Devon, upon an information laid by one of In Re Fuller (2 El. & Bl. 575) an action was brought

the inhabitants not connected with the Market Com

| pany, to whom the penalty was to be paid. The Court in the county court for a legacy against an adminis

held, upon the construction of the act, that the Market trator. The plaintiff claimed under a will which had | Company only could lay the information. been made, and the testator had died, in district A., but | In Reg. y. Frere (Q. B.. Jan. 24) it appeared that the the executor had renounced, and letters of administra- | Eastern Union Railway Company, on account of comtion had been granted to the defendant in district B. petition, charged a less fare for travelling from A. to C., The Court of Queen's Bench held, that the grant of sixty miles, than from A. to B., forty miles of the the letters of administration was a part of the cause of

f sixty. The defendant, knowing this, paid for a ticket

from A. to C., but got out at B. A conviction against action. Crompton, J., cited the case of Murray v. The

Ine him, under a bye-law of the company, for entering a East India Company, (5 B, & Ad. 204), which was a carriage without paying the fare, was quashed. decision to the effect, that in an action by an adminis- ! In Jenkins v. Beetham (C. P., Jan. 31) it has been trator on a bill of exchange payable to the intestate, held, that although surveyors of ecclesiastical property, but accepted after his death, the Statute of Limitations employed to value as between outgoing and incoming ran only from the time of the grant of the letters of tenants, need not have an accurate knowledge of the

law, or therefore of the rule laid down in very recent administration, as until that period there was no per

par judicial decisions, yet they should have an accurate son in existence capable of suing on the bill. . !

knowledge of the principle of valuing ecclesiastical In Buckley v. Hann (5 Exch. 43) a bill of exchange property, as such, 'between incoming and outgoing had been drawn and accepted, and the indorser had put tenants. his name upon it in the city of London, but he delivered Sir Fitzroy Kelly has moved (Q. B., Jan. 31) for the it to the indorsee in Middlesex. It was held that the

renewal of the certificate of Mr. W. H. Barber. He

stated that the motion was made on new matter of so cause of action in the indorsee against the acceptor did

important a character, that he could not but entertain not arise wholly in the city, because there was no in- | a confident hope that the application would be successdorsement until delivery. (See Marston v. Allen, 8 M. ful. The second day of next term was appointed for & W. 494). Part of the cause of action is the accept- | the motion. ance, and therefore the action cannot be brought by ! In Re Bates, (Jan. 27), Mr. Commissioner Phillips leave in the district in which the bill was delivered or

has decided, after consultation with Mr. Commissioner

| Murphy, that no bankrupt shall be allowed to apply issued, where it is a different one from that in which it

I that in which it to the Insolvent Court until he has obtained his cerwas accepted. (Wilde v. Sheridan, 16 Jur., part 1, ' tificate. p. 426; S. C., nom. Re Birch, 1 B. C. 56*.)

The conflict of jurisdictions between county courts To these decisions may be added that of Barnes v. and the insolvent court has been settled by Mr. Com

missioner Murphy, (Re Christy, Jan. 26), so far as he 388), in which the facts were as follow:-A carrier and

| is concerned, by his refusing to interfere on behalf of a wharfinger at Swindon agreed with M., who lived in

person committed by a county court judge in respect of

a debt from which he had been discharged in the insolSurrey, to barge timber from Swindon Wharf to Lon

Whart to Lon- | vent court. The learned commissioner acted upon Abley don. It was necessary to haul the timber from where y. Dale, (16 Jur., part 1, p. 427), in which the Court it lay to be loaded in the barges. A plaint was brought of Common Pleas had decided, that in such cases the in the Swindon district, by leave. against M.. and in- county court had jurisdiction under sect. 98 of stat. 9 & cluded two items for hauling. It was held that the

10 Vict. c. 95, and might commit the defendant as upon

an unsatisfied judgment. The Court of Queen's Bench, hauling and carriage constituted but one cause of

upon an application to discharge the defendant, (Jan. action, which did not arise until the delivery of the 3i), expressed an opinion in favour of the ruling in the timber in London; therefore that there was no juris case in the Common Pleas. diction to try the case in the Swindon district.

The conflict between the powers of coroner, magistrate, and commissioner of police, as to the custody of

a prisoner, has been again brought before the public in NOTES OF THE WEEK.

the case of Baranelli, charged with the murder of

Joseph Latham. The Court of Exchequer (Jan. 26) have made the rule absolute for a new trial in the case of Boyle v. Lion 20

In Reg. y. The Inhabitants of Fulford (Bail Court,

Jan. 30) an application for a certiorari to remove an Wiseman, deciding that the Chief Baron was wrong in

indictment for non-repair of a highway was refused, refusing to allow the defendant to be examined, and in

because the affidavit did not state that a fair and imparrejecting secondary evidence of a letter in the posses

tial trial could not be had in the court below, or that sion of a person out of the jurisdiction, and which the

some question of more than usual difficulty and implaintiff had used due diligence to obtain.

portance was likely to arise on the trial, or that a view For the decision of the same Court (Jan. 27) upon

of the premises was required, or that a special jury was the “cause of action" in sect. 60 of stat. 9 & 10 Vict. c. 95, see Leading Article.

necessary for a satisfactory trial. One or other of these

allegations is required by a statute where à priori no Several cases of importance have been decided upon the subject of interrogatories, for which we refer our

mention of the subject would have been expected, viz.

that for preventing aggravated assaults upon women readers to the Reports in our present Number.

and children, (16 & 17 Vict. c. 30, S. 4). In Reg. v. Hicks (Q. B., Jan. 25) the defendant had

In the Admiralty Court, (Jan. 27), Dr. Lushington * In which Coleridge, J., cited the words of Paul Voet, with

| has given judgment in one of the Baltic blockade cases, reference to the lex loci contractûs in such case—“ Quid si de The Franciska, a Danish schooner, which had been literis cambii incidat quæstio ; quis locus erit spectendus ? Is captured while endeavouring to enter a blockaded port. spectendus est locus, ad quem sunt destinatæ, et ibidem Restitution was claimed on the grounds (inter alia) that acceptatæ.”

the blockade had been neither a legal nor an effective

one, and also that the vessels of Denmark and Sweden were entitled to special privileges under an old treaty. |

REGULÆ GENERALES The learned judge, however, pronounced against the As to the Forms of Proceedings and Process, made purclaim, first, because the blockade was notorious; and, suant to the Stat. 17 8 18 Vict. c. 31, s. 4, intituled secondly, because the master, having deposed falsely, ' “ An Act for the better Regulation of the Traffic on and having been on his way with a full knowledge of Railways and Canals.the blockade, was deprived of any benefit from the treaty.

[IN THE COMMON Pleas AT WESTMINSTER.] I. Every application made under this act to the

Court shall be for a rule calling upon the company or Correspondence.

companies complained of to shew cause why a writ of

injunction should not issue against such company or TO THE EDITOR OF "THE JURIST.”

companies, enjoining them to do, or to desist from SIR,— As most legal subjects are undergoing more or

doing, the thing required to be done, or the thing the

doing of which is complained of by the company or legs scrutiny and revision, would it not be very advan

I person making such application; and every application tageous to the Profession and public to have a revision made under this act to a judge at chambers shall be of our Stamp Laws, instead of act after act being ses by summons, calling upon the company or companies sion after session passed, and so much confusion added complained of to shew cause in like manner, which to a matter already very much confused ?

summons shall be granted only upon affidavit, and

upon a statement made to the judge, in like manner as Without expressing any opinion as to the merits or

upon an application to the Court for a rule to shew demerits of " codification” generally, surely there can cause. be but one correct opinion as to the advantages to be II. If, on the hearing of any such rule or summons, derived from a codification of the numerous statutes the court or judge shall think fit to direct and proserelating to stamp duties. The subject is, from its very cute inquiries into the matter thereof, under the 3rd nature, one that could and should be reduced to a cer

section of this act, the order for that purpose shall be

in the following terms, or to the like effect, the rule or tain standard, and clear and concise tables framed which

summons being enlarged until such further day as the would tell at a glance what duty is applicable to any court or judge shall think fit, in order that in the case.

meantime such inquiries may be made and reported None can deny that it is a subject of the greatest on:importance, nor that a remedy for the cure of the “ In the Common Pleas. disease is very simple. The fact is patent to every 1 “ In the matter of the complaint of A. B. for, of practitioner in conveyancing, that after the greatest the Company against the Company.-It is amount of pains has been expended in the preparation

ordered that C. D., Esq., engineer, for as the case may of his draft, he has considerable difficulty in deciding | be), do forth with make such inquiries into the matter what stamp duties to mark upon it; and when his

of this complaint as may be necessary to enable the mind has arrived at a conclusion, it is with consider

Court [or, the Honourable Mr. Justice - ] to deterable doubt as to its correctness.

mine the same, and do report thereon to the Court There is no denying that the act of the 13 & 14 For to the said 'Mr. Unstice

[or, to the said Mr. Justice —

lon or before the

] on or before the Vict. was a boon to that portion of the public interested day of next. in the alienation of property, especially to small pur “ Dated this day of — , 18—," chasers and mortgagors, and consequently very much increased the number of assurances; but it left many

III. Office copies of all the affidavits filed by either things untouched that should speedily be dealt with.

| party on the hearing of such rule or summons shall, at By way of illustration, (if such be needed), I may men

the expense of such party, be furnished to the person tion an instance occurring to the conveyancer almost

| appointed to make such inquiries, within three days every day of his professional life, in the use of the so

after the making of such order as aforesaid. called “common deed stamp.” Now, 11. 15s. is sadly

IV. The parties shall be entitled to be again heard by too large an amount in very many small matters where

the court or judge upon the said report, but no fresh that stamp is indispensable.

affidavits shall be allowed on such hearing, unless by A case is this moment under my eye, where it becomes leave of the court or a judge. necessary to appoint a new trustee to property of very

V. Every writ of injunction issued under this act sinall amount, consisting of a freehold house and gar- Sh

shall be in the following form, or to the like effect:den, and a leasehold piece of land, a simple conveyance “ Victoria, &c., to the Company, their agents and assignment of which would be subject only to an and servants, and every of them, greeting.- Whereas ad valorem duty of about 158.; but the common deed A. B. Cor, the Company] hath lately complained stamp will be necessary; added to which, by a fiction of before us, in our Court of Common Pleas at Westlaw, the legal estate in leaseholds cannot be divested minster, of a violation and contravention by you, the from the old trustee, and vested in him and a new said company, of the Railway and Canal Traffic Act, trustee, without a mesne or intermediate assignment, 1854; that is to say, in state the act or omission com(as a use cannot be declared, as in the case of a free- plained of]: and whereas, upon the hearing of such hold); so that an additional stamp will be required. I complaint, the same hath been found to be true: we This is a severe tax upon so small a fund for simply do, therefore, strictly enjoin and command you, the adding a new trustee.

said — Company, and your agents and servants, and You will excuse me drawing attention to a question every one of you, that you, and every one of you, do which must necessarily suggest itself to the mind of from henceforth altogether absolutely desist from state every one having the most limited experience in this the matter for the injunction where an act done is combranch of the law; but I do so that your powerful aid plained of 1 for, that you, and every one of you, forthmay be invoked to bring about some efficient remedy with do state the matter for the injunction where an for a palpable wrong.

omission is complained of] until our said Court shall I remain, Sir,

make order to the contrary. Witness, Sir John Jervis, Your obedient servant, Knight, at Westminster, the day of , in the

W.H. S. 1 year of our Lord 18—"

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