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DAVID JAMES KINGHORN, Boston-street, Mary-le market, London, poulterer, April 21 at 2, Court of Bank

bone, Middlesex, baker, dealer and chapman, April 7 at 2, ruptcy, London, div.-John Boulton, Redditch, Tardebige, and May 8 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Worcestershire, needle maker, April 18 at 11, District Court Belcher; Sols. T. and D. Harrison, 5, Walbrook, London.-- of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, div.-Edw. Brown, Birming. Fiat dated March 23.

ham, merchant, April 18 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, JONAS TEBBUTT, Cambridge, auctioneer and land and Birmingham, div.-Cornelius Stovin, Birmingham, coach pro

estate agent, April 3 at 11, and May 8 at 12, Court of Bank. prietor, April 20 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birraptcy, London: Off. Ass. Belcher; Sol. Wilkin, Furni. mingham, fin. div. val's Inn, Holborn.-Fiat dated March 20.

CERTIFICATES. WILLIAM ROGERS, Lewes, Sussex, draper, dealer and to be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on the chapman, April 4 at half-past 2, and May 23 at 11, Court

Day of Meeting. of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Follett; Sols. Soles &

Bartholomew Calway, Tooley-street, Southwark, Surrey, Turner, Aldermanbury, City.-- Fiat dated March 24.

draper, April 18 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Thos. ROBERT CLIFTON, Brandon, Suffolk, brewer, maltster,

Dean, Chenies-street, Tottenham-court-road, Middlesex, vicand merchant, dealer and chapman, April 2 and May 11 at

tualler, April 18 at half-past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London. half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Tur.

-John Carlile, Little Love-lane, Wood-street, London, com. quand; Sols. Wayman & Co., Bury St. Edmund's; Hens

mission agent, April 21 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London. man, Basing-lane.Fiat dated March 17. JOSEPH TIMMINS, Caynham, near Ludlow, Salop, brick

-Curtis Williamson, Great Portland-st., St. Mary-le-bone,

Middlesex, wine merchant, April 21 at 11, Court of Bank. maker, dealer and chapman, April 14 and May 8 at 11,

ruptcy, London.-Rich. Allerton, Bootle-cum-Lipacre, Lan. District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham : Off. Ass.

cashire, wheelwright, April 21 at 11, District Court of Bank. Christie; Sols. Colmore & Beale, Birmingham. Fiat dated

ruptcy, Liverpool.-Charles Rose, Leeds, Yorkshire, dyer, March 20.

April 20 at half past 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds. BENJAMIN MERCER BURROUGHS, Liverpool, iron.

- John Arnold, Walsall, Staffordshire, woollen draper, April monger, dealer and chapman, April 7 and May 8 at 12,

22 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham.-Thos. District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Caze

Capas, Bordesley, Aston-juxta-Birmingham, builder, April 24 nove; Sols. Tyrer, Liverpool; Chester & Co., Staple Inn,

at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham.-William London.-Fiat dated March 16.

Davis, Strangeways, Cheetham, Manchester, plasterer, April JOHN ARKELL, Donnington, Stow-on-the-Wold, Glouces.

20 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester. tershire, miller, baker, and maltster, April 14 and May 12 at ll, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol: Off. Ass.

To be allowed by the Court of Review in Bankruptcy, unless Acraman; Sols. Brookes, Stow-on-the-Wold; Short, Bris Cause be shewn to the contrary on or before April 17. tol.- Fiat dated March 23.

Thos. Adams, Cheapside, London, calico printer.-Henry THOMAS EDMOND, Liverpool, merchant, April 16 and 30 Muggeridge, St. Jobn-street, Smithfield, Middleser, wire

at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester: Off. Ass. drawer. Thomas Brown, Connaught-terrace, Edgeware-road, Hobson ; Sols. Atkinson & Co., Manchester; Abbott, Paddington, Middlesex, boot maker.-J. Roberts, Manchester, Charlotte-street, London.-Fiat dated March 5.

linen draper. JAMES FEATHERSTONE and ROBERT KIRKPA

Scotch SEQUESTRATIONS. TRICK, Manchester, iron founders, dealers and chapmen, Ezekiel Emanuel & Co., Edinburgh, merchants.-Alex. April 16 at 11, and May 1 at 12, District Court of Bank. Guthrie, Edinburgh, merchant.-John Gregg & Co., Green: ruptcy, Manchester : Off. Ass. Hobson ; Sols. Barker, Man. ock, drapers.-- John Campbell, Rothesay, grocer.-J. and chester ; Fisher & De Jersey, 162, Aldersgate-street, Lon- |W. Adam & Co., Glasgow, warehousemen.

don.-- Fiat dated March 21. JESSE HALL, Rochdale, Lancashire, share broker, printer,

INSOLVENT DEBTORS and stationer, dealer and chapman, April 9 and 30 at 12, | Who have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off. Ass. Hoba and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from son ; Sols. Heaton, Rochdale ; Norris & Co., Bartlett's Process. buildings, Holborn, London.-Fiat dated March 21.

John Poulton, West-street, Walworth, Surrey, painter, MEETINGS.

April 2 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-Charles Etty,

Parkstone, Poole, land surveyor, April 2 at 2, Court of Bank. J. Mohon and Rich. Simons, Mincing-lane, London, wine ruptcy, London. -James Phineas Davis, Chiswick, Middlesex, merchants, April 7 at half past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, Lon attorney at law, April 2 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London. don, pr. d.-W. Blinkhorn, Little Bolton, Lancashire, manu. -Thomas Knowles, Kidderminster, Worcestershire, butcher, facturing chymist, April 8 at 12, District Court of Bank- April 18 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham. ruptcy, Manchester, pr. d.--Andr. Palmer, Feltwell, Norfolk, - Joseph Henry Liggins, Attleborough, Nuneaton, War. druggist, April 9 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, Lon. wickshire, gentleman, April 14 at 11, District Court of Bank. don, ch. ass.-T. Winston, Copthall-buildings, London, mer- ruptcy, Birmingham.-David Davies, Llantrissent, Glamorchant, April 9 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex. ganshire, publican, April 17 at 11, District Court of Bank. John Luke Boorman, Gravesend, Kent, silversmith, April 7 ruptcy, Bristol.-Charles Oakey, Cheltenham, Gloucester at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.-James Reid, shire, working jeweller, April 13 at 11, District Court of BankNewcastle-upon-Tyne, ship broker, April 8 at 12, District ruptcy, Bristol.-Robert James, Walcot, Bath, out of bu. Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon Tyne, last ex.--John siness, April 17 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol. Carlile, Little Love-lane, Wood-street, London, commission 1 - Richard Johnson, Snape, near Bedale, Yorkshire, woolagent, April 21 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac. stapler, March 31 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds.

William Lancelot Kelly, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, -Joseph Turner, Nottingham, framesmith, April 2 at hallprinter and stationer, April 20 at half-past 12, District past 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham. Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol, aud. ac.; April 22 at 11, div.

Wednesday, March 25. Richard Allerton, Bootle-cum-Lineacre, Lancashire, wheel. wright, April 21 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liver.

Orders have been made, vesting in the Provisional Assignee pool, aud. ac.--Stephen Elliott and John Allen, Wakefield,

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(On their own Petitions). Bankruptcy, Leeds, and. ac.; April 21 at 11, first and fin. div.) John Barker the younger, George-street, Deverell-street,

Thomas Millership, Moseley New Colliery, near Wolver. New Kent-road, Surrey, agent for the sale of rags : in the hampton, Staffordshire, iron master, April 17 at 11, District Queen's Prison.-Leonard Albin, Nelson-square, Peckham Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham, aud. ac.; April 18 at 11, New-town, Surrey, commission agent: in the Gaol of Surrey. div.-Richard Hulse, Little Tower -street, London, chemist, - John Frost, Hill-street, Peckham, Surrey, out of business: April 21 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Wm. in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-Donald Ward, Manchester, auctioneer, April 21 at half-past 12, Court Mackinnon, Michael's-place, Brompton, Middlesex, out of of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Wm. Bromley, Gray's-inn-business : in the Queen's Prison. -John Gillett, Marshamsquare, Gray's-inn, Middlesex, scrivener, April 21 at 11, street, Westminster, Middlesex, out of business: in the Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Wm. Gill, Leadenhall. | Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-Joshua Preston,

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clines to acquiesce in the propriety of any given pro

posal for shortening conveyances, desires to perpetuate In the House of Lords, on the 27th ultimo, a bill was lengthy drafting, and, still more, that such imputed deread the first time for the Reform of Conveyancing, by sire should be further imputed to sordid motives. extending to mortgages, settlements, sales, exchanges, It is also a pity that legislators should have so dewills, and farming leases, the blessings of the convey- | cided a preference for doing things by a complicated ancing statutes of last year, (8 & 9 Vict. cc. 119, 124); process, when they might be done by a simple one. and, by way of meeting the difficulty that has arisen in What is the ingredient in the legislative mind that leads respect to those statutes, out of the almost unanimous to this result, it may be difficult to ascertain. Possibly rejection of their benefit by the Profession, it is pro- there is a mental pleasure in dictating from within the posed to go as near as possible towards making the par- walls of Parliament, the precise form in which men shall liamentary forms compulsory, by authorising the taxing I express their ideas. It has a certain aroma of despotism. Master to disallow a long form, i.e. anything other than It is a sort of ideal tyranny, sweet, perhaps, to the the parliamentary form, if he should be clearly of imaginations of men, who would, undoubtedly, shrink opinion that the shorter form would have sufficed. A with horror from the exercise of actual despotism, if grave responsibility, and no little labour of no little they had the power to exercise it, and who happily difficulty, will thus be thrown upon the taxing Masters, have not that power. Or possibly it may be that miswho will be obliged, whenever required so to do, per- trust of the understandings of the vulgar, which is apt haps, to read all the papers constituting the instruc- to suggest itself to minds long removed above their tions for a draft-certainly to peruse the draft; and sphere; a mistrust which leads the minds of legislators, then to decide, whether, with the parliamentary form, who, if they have ever prepared a draft of a conveyall that is done by the draft can be as well done, or ance, have long since been removed from the drudgery can at any rate be effectively done. To execute such a of chambers, to be willing to protect against the wanduty, would require the taxing Master to be an accom- derings of their blindness, men who are still stumbling plished conveyancer; and it can scarcely be expected, through the dark passages of daily practice with no wiser that the same person, who is, probably, selected for the guides than a Duval, a Brodie, a Jarman, a Hayes, or sioffice of taxing Master for his great experience as a milar rash, blundering, inaccurate, and inelegant draftsChancery solicitor, and his minute knowledge of the men. Whatever is the source, however, of this man:details of bills of costs for all kinds of business done by festation of the parliamentary mind, certain it is that & solicitor, shall have also had time and opportunity to there is in that mind a tendency in matters of conveyqualify himself for determining whether conveyancing ancing reform, to create a language for the people, and counsel, who do nothing every day and all day but to say, “ Thus shalt thou speak, and not otherwise;" prepare difficult drafts, have properly or improperly and, neglecting the simple means of reform offered by rejected the proffered aid of the mystic parliamentary the mere abolition of the existing rules which check the columns.

endeavours of conveyancers to combine brevity with It is a pity that it should always be assumed, as a clearness, a tendency to attempt to force upon lawyers matter of course, that every professional man who de- 1 and laymen alike a compulsory style, which is brief, not

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because of its own force it expresses ideas in few words, parliamentary “Bythewood"), would only leave men but because it is to be declared by act of Parliament to to prepare their own drafts, and give them the needful mean a great deal more than it says.

stimulus for the preparation of short drafts, by enactThe progress of the forms of conveyancing from ing, that, upon taxation, the fees and charges for drafts shortness to inordinate length, and from that, back- of every kind shall be regulated by reference to the wards again towards conciseness, (for all conveyancers difficulty of the business and the time employed, and know that modern drafts are not half so verbose as not at all by reference to length, we should, in a very their predecessors), may be traced and explained in reasonable space of time, find conveyances brought down this way. As interests in land became gradually the to the utmost conciseness compatible with definiteness subject of complicated distribution, new forms of con- and accuracy. We do trust that some members of one veyances were pari passu invented. From time to time, or other House will see this matter in its true light, the effect, not only of the new contrivances, but of the and aim at reform, merely by removing the fetter of a forms by which they were carried into operation, was the ridiculous practice as to remuneration, instead of by subject of litigation, and, at every fresh decision, some imposing, or attempting to impose, the fetter of unmalittle addition to the formulæ was made to meet the nageable parliamentary forms. rule laid down by each particular case, till at length the forms of conveyancing, towards the period when

Imperial Parliament. Mr. Bradley and Mr. Booth flourished, had arrived at a most unwieldy state of verboseness. Thenceforward

HOUSE OF LORDS. they were subjected to revision, and gradually, by the

Friday, March 27. critical emendations of such conveyancers as Mr. Butler,

Lord Brougham moved the first reading of a bill relating to and Mr. Duval, and of the still more modern school led the conveyance of land. The bill contained formulæ which by Mr. Hayes, Mr. Jarman*, and other gentlemen of would prove a great comfort to those who were interested in eminence, they have reached as concise a form as it seems the subject, and perhaps a great discomfort to certain practi.

tioners of the law-but for that he did not care; he looked to probable that they will reach, so long as the secondary the interest of the client, not the solicitor,--to the courts, cause of verboseness, viz. the present ridiculous prac- whose time would be spared, and to the client, whose purse tice as to remuneration for drafts, is suffered to remain would be saved. It was proposed to extend the provisions of in force.

the bill that applied only to the conveyance and sale of lands

to mortgages, settlements, sales, and exchanges of all sorts, to It is beyond doubt, that gentlemen in both branches

wills and farm leases. The expense of conveyances was one of the Profession continually do, at personal sacrifice of the greatest inconveniences landed proprietors were subjectof emolument, consult the interests of their clients, ed to. The Committee on the Exclusive Burdens upon Real and consume their own time, in carefully curtailing

Property had collected evidence on this subject which was quite

frightful. It was proved that the price of land, where the exdrafts where the property conveyed is small, not only pense of conveyance was little or nothing he could speak as not being compensated for the extra application of to France, and there were witnesses who spoke as to Germany time, but literally receiving a smaller remuneration and Belgium-was thirty-five and thirty-six years' purchase, for their labour, than they would have done had they

while in one country, where the conveyance cost little or no

thing, it was as much as forty-eight or fifty years. Here the suffered the drafts to go forth in their original state,

expense of conveying an acre of land was sometimes as great And why is this? Because it has always been and as that of conveying a large estate; the saving itself would be is still the practice, that the remuneration of the a great boon to the landholder. There was a reluctance among

the Profession to use these forms, because they were not comdraftsman, be he solicitor or be he counsel, is to be

pulsory. He had been asked why they were not made comregulated by the length of his draft. It is not to be pulsory-it could not be done. If practitioners chose to conexpected that honourable men should purposely make vey a piece of land by a long, rigmarole, and expensive deed, drafts long in order to swell their gains; and they

they could not compel them to use a shorter form. But he

had introduced a clause in the present bill which he hoped do not. but it is too much, on the other hand, to would have this effect. In taxing costs it authorised the taxexpect, that, when men find settled forms with an ing Master to take the circumstances into consideration, and to established import, which they can safely use, they disallow the long form if he should be clearly of opinion that are to sit down and rack their brains, in order to find

the shorter and simpler form would have sufficed.

Lord Campbell expressed his concurrence with the measure ways of saying the same things in fewer words,—the in

proposed by the poble and learned Lord, but regretted that he ducement to such exertion being, that they will double should have cast the reflection he had done on the legal protheir labours and halve their incomes. We say this is fession.

Lord Brougham by no means intended a reflection on the too much to expect of ordinary men.

Profession in general: he had said only, certain practitioners, But the remaining obstacle to the application of solicitors, and others were opposed to the measure; he believed mind to the correction of verboseness in conveyancing that the greater number of intelligent men of the Profession being admitted, the simple remedy seems in its re

were in favour of it.

Lord Beaumont said, the evidence taken before the Commoval, not in the substitution, for present compli

mittee upon the Local Burdens on Land proved that the transcation, of a new, and, therefore, pro tanto, more dif fer of property was impeded by the present system, and the ficult complication. If Parliament, instead of busy- | investment of capital in land lessened. ing itself to prepare skeleton drafts for all manner

The bill was read a first time, and is to be read a second

I time after the Easter holidays. of conveyances, (which it never can do, so as to meet the exigences of business, unless it publishes a sort of

MASTERS IN CHANCERY.-The Lord Chancellor has * It would, perhaps, be improper to name living convey-appointed the following gentlemen Masters Extraordiancers, were it not that, both these gentlemen, having in va- | nary in the high Court of Chancery :-Charles Stew. rious publications, recorded their opinions and their practice, ard, of Ipswich, Suffolk; John Thomas Tweed, of have made their names public property.

Lincoln.

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