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Court-house, LIVERPOOL, Lancashire, July 8 at 10. CHRISTOPHER HENRY STONEHOUSE, Newport, Catherine Bootle, Liverpool, out of business.-P. Richard Monmouthshire, ship broker and general commission agent, son, Toxteth-park, near Liverpool, cart owner.
(a copartner of and in the firm of Christopher Henry StoneMEETINGS.
house & Co.), July 9 and Aug. 13 at 1, District Court of
Bankruptcy, Bristol : Off. Ass. Miller; Sol. Phillpots, New. Thos. Wall, Stroud, Gloucestershire, July 10 at 12, Paris's, Stroud, sp. aff.-Jas. Pasmore, Basinghall-street, Middlesex, /
port.- Fiat dated June 23.
S: JOSEPH HOLTAM, otherwise HOLTHAM, Leckhampton, and Chester-terrace, Borough-road, Surrey, attorney and soli. citor, July 8 at 11, Pocock's, 58, Bartholomew-close, London,
Gloucestershire, grocer and tea dealer, dealer and chapman,
July 10 at 1, and Aug. 7 at 11, District Court of Banksp. aff. INSOLVENT DEBTORS' DIVIDENDS.
ruptcy, Bristol: Off. Ass. Miller; Sols. Packwood, Chel. Samuel Kelsall, Broadroad, near Mottram, Longdendale,
tenham; Sheldon, Cheltenham.-Fiat dated June 18.
WILLIAM HENRY HORMSFIELD, Cardiff, GlamorganStockport, Cheshire, traveller in the flannel trade, Platt's,
shire, draper and sbopkeeper, dealer and chapman, July 10 Houghton-green, Manchester, June 25 : 58. 3d. in the pound. -Wm. Trethowan, Kingsand, near Devonport, fisherman,
and Aug. 18 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol:
Off. Ass. Acraman; Sols. W. and C. Bevan, Bristol. -- Fiat *Chapman's, Devonport: 158. 0fd. 'in the pound.-Rich. T.
dated June 23. Adams, Deal, Kent, butcher, Hulke's, Deal: 148. 7 d. in the
Isaac Denning, Titchbourne-st., St. James's, Westminster,
| Middlesex, watchmaker, July 7 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, FRIDAY, JUNE 26.
London, pr. d.-J. Crane, Crooked-lane, London, malister, BANKRUPTS.
July 7 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last ex.-J. Scott, DOMINIQUE ANDREW MOREL, Langham-place, Saint Newcastle-upon-Tyne, fruiterer, July 10 at half-past 10, Dis
Mary-le-bone, Middlesex, dentist, dealer and chapman, July trict Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, last er.-3 at half-past 2, and Aug. 8 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, Sam. Dethick and Thos. Rich. Kay, Newton-heath, near London: Off. Ass. Pennell; Sol. Spencer, Lincoln's-inn. Manchester, common brewers, July 7 at 12, District Court fields.- Fiat dated June 22.
of Bankruptcy, Manchester, last ex.-J. Leadbeater, Man. ELI SOUL, Tabernacle-walk, Finsbury, St. Luke's, Middle chester, merchant, July 6 at 12, District Court of Bankrupt.
sex, bookseller and bookbinder, dealer and chapman, July cy, Manchester, last ex.-Jules Valle, Manchester, and Arn3 at half-past 10, and July 31 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, field, near Mottram, Cheshire, and Wood-st., Cheapside, London: Off. Ass. Belcher; Sol. Buchanan, 8, Basinghall London, commission agent, July 21 at half.past 11, Court of street, London.-Fiat dated June 22
Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac. - Charles Culledge Barley, THOMAS KNIGHT, Minories, London, draper, dealer and Wisbech St. Peter's, Ely, Cambridgeshire, grocer, July 17 at
chapman, July 6 at 1, and Aug. 4 at 12, Court of Bank- 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-John Bacon, ruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Belcher; Sols. Sole & Turner, York, carpenter, July 18 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Aldermanbury.-Fiat dated June 22.
Leeds, aud. ac. ; July 21 at 11, div.-Ed. Joseph Staples, ROBERT HAYWARD BEART, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, Bristol, surgeon, July 20 at 11, District Court of Bankruptwine and spirit merchant, July 3 at half past 10, and Aug. cy, Bristol, aud. ac.-Rich. Lewis, Wootton-under-Edge, 3 at half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off, Ass. Gloucestershire, woollen manufacturer, July 21 at 11, District Graham; Sol. Penfold, Mecklenburgh-square.--Fiat dated Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol, aud. ac.- John Peter James, June 6.
Truro, and Chasewater, Cornwall, draper, July 21 at 11, DisFRANCIS HOBBS, Romford, Essex, baker and corn dealer, trict Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter, aud. ac.-Charles Henry
July 2 at half past 10, and Aug. 7 at 2, Court of Bank-Waters, Queen's-row, Pimlico, Middlesex, dealer in paintruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Turquand; Sol. Walker, Furni. ings, July 21 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, dir.-. val's Inn.-Fiat dated June 15.
Perkins, North-place, Gray's Inn-road, Middlesex, jeweller, SETH RICHARD EVANS, Coppice-row, Clerkenwell, and July 18 'at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.--- George
Maiden-lane, Islington, Middlesex, beer-shop keeper and Graham, Thos. Adams, and Michael Bogle Macfarlane, gas meter manufacturer, July 3 at 12, and Aug. 1 at 1, Court Cheapside, London, calico printers, July 17 at 11, Court of of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Green; Sols. Cox & Bankruptcy, London, div. sep. est. G. Graham.- George Stone, Poultry. Fiat dated June 16.
Leather and Charles Wetherell Wardle, Holbeck, Leeds, JOHN SUGDEN, Steeton, near Keighley, Yorkshire, worsted Yorkshire, earthenware manufacturers, July 21 at 11, District
manufacturer, dealer and chapman, July 7 and 30 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds, div.-- Jas. Shepherd Gregson, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Young; Manchester, grocer, July 24 at 12, District Court of BankSols. Harle & Co., Leeds ; Jones & Co., Bedford-row, Lon- ruptcy, Manchester, div.-J. Massey, Manchester, grocer, don.-Fiat dated June 17.
July 24 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, div. ENOS DIBB, Idle, Calverley, Yorkshire, grocer and corn -j. Collins, Salford, Lancashire, common brewer, July 6 at
miller, dealer and chapman, July 7 and 30 at 11, District | 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, div.-Thos. Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds: Off. Ass. Young; Sols. Cariss, Wren, Preston, Lancashire, sharebroker, July 15 at 12, Dis. Leeds ; Sudlow & Co., Chancery-lane, London.-Fiat dated trict Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, div. --Thomas Gales, June 10.
Wm. J. Guest, J. Forster Naisby, and Matthew Kirtley HERMANN JULIUS MARCUS and JOHN NAYLOR, Hylton, Durham, ship builders, July 20 at 11, District Court of
Leeds, Yorkshire, share brokers, July 7 and 30 at 11, Dis- Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, fin, div. sep. est. Thos. trict Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds : Off. Ass. Young; Sols. Gales. --Thos. Taylor, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, grocer, July 20 Upton & Upton, Leeds; Few & Co., Henrietta-street, Co. at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, vent-garden, London.-Fiat dated June 12.
div.-Eliz. Gowen and Arthur Shanks, Morpeth, Northum, WILLIAM LONERGAN, Liverpool, wine merchant and berland, common brewers, July 20 at 12, District Court of
commission agent, dealer and chapman, July 15 and Aug. Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, fin. div.- Jas. Blackel, 11 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Of. Stokesley, Yorkshire, flax spinner, July 20 at half-past 12, Ass. Bird; Sols. Pemberton, Liverpool; Cornthwaite & District Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, fin.
Co., Old Jewry-chambers, London.-- Fiat dated June 19. div.-John Leech, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, ironmonger, July JOHN SELLICK LYDDON, Birkenhead, Cheshire, chymist | 20 at half-past 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle. and druggist, July 15 and Aug. 11 at 12, District Court upon-Tyne, fin. div. of Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Bird; Sols. Evans, Li
CERTIFICATES. verpool; Oliver, Old Jewry, London.--Fiat dated June 15. To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary of it THOMAS PLUMLEY DERHAM, Westbury-upon-Trym,
before the Day of Meeting. Bristol, linen draper, dealer and chapman, July 9 at 11, and Wm. Bradshaw, Gretton, near Rockingham, NorthamptonAug. 7 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol: Off. shire, sheep salesman, July 20 at half-past 11, Court of
Ass. Acraman ; Sol. Prideaux, Bristol.-Fiat dated June 20. Bankruptcy, London. — Chas. Jos. Edmonds, Bluntisham, JAMES PHILP, Bristol, wholesale stationer, dealer and near St. Ive's, Huntingdon, apothecary, July 20 at 1, Court
chapman, July 9 at 12, and Aug. 7 at 11, District Court of of Bankruptcy, London.-James John Hance, Liverpool, Bankruptcy, Bristol : Off. Ass. Hutton; Sols. Brittan & broker, July 21 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, LiverSon, Bristol.- Fiat dated June 22.
I pool.-John Sanderson, Liverpool, wine merchant, July 21 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool.-Geo. Leather Salmon's-lane, Limehouse, Middlesex, baker: in the Debtors ad Chas. Wetherell Wardle, Holbeck, Leeds, Yorkshire, Prison for London and Middlesex.-Robt. Jas. How, Sud earthenware manufacturer, July 21 at 11, District Court of brook-place, John-st., East-lane, Walworth, Surrey, hatter: Bankruptcy, Leeds.-John Bridgwood, Forebridge, Castle in the Queen's Prison.—John Nicholls, Jamaica-level, Bera Church, Staffordshire, butcher, July 18 at 11, District Court mondsey, Surrey, market gardener: in the Gaol of Surrey.-of Bankruptcy, Birmingham.
Charles Thorpe the younger, Weymouth-street, New KentTo be allowed by the Court of Review in Bankruptcy, unless road, and Brunswick-street, Dover-road, Newington, Surrey,
Cause be shewn to the contrary on or before July 17. shoemaker: in the Gaol of Surrey..
(On Creditor's Petition). Smith, Manchester, bill broker.-John Radbone, Alcester, Robert Hayes Welch, Gray's-inn Coffee-house, Holborn, Warwickshire, broker.-Wm. Rogers, Lewes, Sussex, draper. Middlesex, attorney at law: in the Queen's Prisona , -D. Broadhead and Augustus John Haloro, Leeds, York.
(On their own Petitions). .. shire, stock and share brokers.--Thos. Crewdson, Liverpool,
Wm. Robt. Browne, Glastonbury, Somersetshire, clerk in stock and share broker.-Wm. Grosvenor, Shelton, and Han.
the Gaol of Wilton.Francis Robson, Driffield, Yorkshire, ley, Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, ironfounder.-J. Mor
out of business : in the Gaol of York.John Baitson, Liver. ris, Manchester, auctioneer.-Robert Pickles, Barnsley, Yorkshire, linen manufacturer.-W. Wingfield, Masborough,
pool, boat builder: in the Gaol of Liverpool.-J. Cumming,
Bedminster, Bristol, master mariner: in the Gaol of Bristot. Rotherham, Yorkshire, common brewer. Christ. Stephenson, Colne, Lancashire, worsted manufacturer.-G. Stone Baron,
-Wm. Weeks, Bath, Somersetshire, out of business: in the Plymouth, Devonshire, money scrivener. - Thomas Williams,
Gaol of Wilton.--Edwin Classey, Pitney, near Langport; Soa Fenchurch-st., London, merchant.--Hen. Charles Langley,
mersetshire, farmer : in the Gaol of Wilton.--Ralph Cowell, Soffolk-place, Hackney-road, Middlesex, apothecary:--Miles
Southwick, near Sunderland, Durham, market gardener in
the Gaol of Durham.-Chas. Benj. Harrison, Nottingham, Griffith and Philip. Pearson, New Bond-street, Middlesex,
out of business: in the Gaol of Radford Peverel. --Thomas tailors.
Clifford, Huddersfield, Yorkshire, publican: in the Gaol of FIAT ANNULLED.
York.-Elijah Clifford, Cowcliffe, near Huddersfield, YorkLancelot Newton, Albion-street, Hyde-park, Middlesex, shire, coal miner: in the Gaol of York.-John Freeman, Barwarehouseman.
ton, Nottinghamshire, out of business: in the Gaol of Rad. PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED.
ford Peverel.-Wm. Bentley, Scholes, near Bradford, York, Natk. Stevens and Sam. Fearon, 1, Gray's Inn-square, shire, wheelwright: in the Gaol of York.John Robson, Drif. Middlesex, and Fludyer-st., Westminster, attornies at law and field, Yorkshire : in the Gaol of York. solicitors.
The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before Scorch SEQUESTRATIONS.
the Court, in Portugal-st.,, on Saturday, July 11, at 9. Boag & Co., Glasgow, merchants.-Wm. Hennecy, Edin- Wm. B. Lloyd, Shadwell, Middlesex, tea dealer. John T. borgh, wine merchant.
Bryson, Hoxton Old town, Middlesex, baker.-Mary Morris, INSOLVENT DEBTORS
widow, Stafford-st., Bond-st., Middlesex -Hen. C. Morty, Who have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy, Waterloo-st., Haggerstone, Shoreditch, Middlesex, dealer in and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from china and glass.-W.H Low, High-st., Shoreditch, Middle Process.
sex, keeper of dining-rooms.-John Mills, Caroline-place, CoFrancis Harrison, Verulam-buildings, Gray's Inn, Middle.
penbagen-st., Islington, builder. sex, solicitor, July 2 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London.
July 13, at the same hour and place. Chas. Knapp, Edgeware-road, St. Mary-le-bone, Middlesex, | Edw. N. Wilde, Bramerton, near Norwich, Norfolk, master furniture dealer, July 2 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: mariner.--Hen. Wm. Wright, Little Saffron-hill, Middlesex, - John Eling, Gravesend, Kent, livery-stable keeper, July 2 looking-glass silverer.-Frederick Fox Cooper, Walcot-place at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London.--Hannah Lefevre, widow, East, Lambeth, Surrey, dramatic anthor.-Chas. B. Durston, Claremont-terrace, Islington, Middlesex, July 6 at ii, Court Sutton-st., Soho, Middlesex, baker.- Sam. Smith the younger, of Bankruptcy, London.- John Stanyon, Long-lane; Smith Old Charlton, Woolwich, Kent, butcher.-John Castell, Re. field, London, book and print seller, July 2 at 2, Court of gent-square-mews, Wakefield-sti, Brunswick-sq., Middlesex, Bankruptcy, London.--Jas. Smith, Blackmore-end, Weathers- lodging-house keeper.-John Miller, Wellclose-sq., Middlesex, feld, Essex, grocer, June 27 at 2, Court of Bapkruptcy, general dealer.. London.—John C. Burchell, Reading, Berkshire, brewer, Court-house, GLOUCESTER, (County), July 10, at 10. . June 27 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-John Nowell, John Horner, Henbury, teazle dealer Jas. Ovens, ChelHightown, Birstall, Yorkshire, card maker. July 9 at 11, Dis- tenham, lodging-house keeper. Wm. Roach, Frampton, Cottrict Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds.-Jos. Metcalf, Drypool, terell, hatter.- Sam. Stickler, Iron Acton, blacksmith. John Hull, miller, July 8 at 11, Mansion-house, Hull.-J. Winter, Stickler, Iron Acton, blacksmith.-Guy Lockstone, Old SodStoke-under-Hamdon, Somersetshire, gentleman, July 6 at 1, bury, labourer.-Hen. Jackson, Gloucester, Excise officer.District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter.-Rich. Penthybridge, Sam. Vallis, Wootton-under-Edge, cloth worker. Starcross, Kenton, Devonshire, gentleman's servant, July 6 Court-house, MAIDSTONE, Kent, July 7, at 10. at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter.--Jos. Colston, Chas. Parslow, Gravesend, tailor.. Leicester, out of business, July 4 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Birmingham.
Court-house, BRISTOL, July 13, at 10.
Guillaume Charles, Bristol, dealer in foreign goods.-John Wednesday, June 24.
Canning, Bristol, master mariner.- John Randall, Bristol, in Orders have been made, vesting in the Provisional Assignee no business.-Sam. Alloway, Bristol, out of business. the Estates and Effects of the following Persons:
(On their own Petitions). G. S. Cramp, Shepperton-st., Islington, Middlesex, out of
COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH. business : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex. The court will give judgment in the following cases Henry Wilmot Pownes, Old Paradise-row, Islington-green, on Saturday the 27th:Islington, Middlesex, corn dealer: in the Debtors Prison for Reg.v. The Hull Dock Com-Lawton o. Hickman. London and Middlesex. - Jonathan Johnson, King-street,
Loomie o. Oldfield. Golden-sq., Middlesex, billiard table keeper : in the Debtors | Doe d. Dayman v. Moore. Reg. v. The Corporation of Prison for London and Middlesex.--Thomas Thorne, John- Rav o. Hirst.
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| Brunton v. Thompson. and Birmingham Railway Station, Euston-square: in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.--S. L. Coleman, Hereford-place, Westbourne-grove, Bayswater, Middlesex,
The Queen has been pleased to appoint Charles Philtown traveller for the sale of straw bonnets : in the Debtors lips, Esq., Barrister at Law, to be one of the CommisPrison for London and Middlesex. Jean Baptiste Rores. sioners for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, in the room High Holborn, Middlesex, artificial flower maker: in the of David Pollock, Esq., appointed Chief Justice of the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.--John Tunbridge, Supreme Court of Judicature at Bombay. .
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including Master of the Rolls Court G.Y. ROBSON, Esq. of the Inner
Appeals under Registra. W. PATERSON, Esq. of Gray's " Temple, Barrister at Law.
tion of Voters Act....) Inn, Barristers at Law. Tenison EDWARDS, Esq. of the
W.M. Best, Esq. of Gray's Inn, Vice-Chancellor of Eng- Inner Temple, and
Court of Exchequer ....1 Barrister at Law. land's Court .......
CHARLES MARETT, Esq. of the Ecclesiastical and Admi. J. P. DeanE, D.C.L. of Doctors'
ralty Courts ........1 Commons. Vice-Chancellor Knights W.W. Cooper, Esq. of the Inner
W.W.COOPER, Esq. of the Inner Bruce's Court........ Temple, Barrister at Law.
'Il Court of Review ......
•••l Temple, Barrister at Law.
LONDON, JULY 4, 1846.
have to take place, from page a to page c, and thence to
pages i or k, and then back again, and so on, to the great We have had an opportunity of looking at the Bill and very unnecessary fatigue of the person having to for shortening Conveyances, brought into the House of advise upon the deed. But this, it will be said, is Lords during this session by Lord Brougham, and we merely an objection going to the question of the conveshall, in a subsequent Number of THE JURIST, examine nience of professional men. and criticise its merits more carefully. In the mean- Let us put another case, to consider the effect as to time, it will be sufficient to inform our readers who the diminution of expense to the client. Suppose an may not have seen it, that it proceeds upon the same abstract of title to be in course of preparation. The plan as the acts passed during the last session for the solicitor cannot, as now, content himself with perusing same purpose ; and we venture to predict for it, should the deed, and abstracting such parts as, from his exit pass into law, the same quiet neglect at the hands of perience, he knows are material. At every symbolical the Profession, to which its predecessors have been con- clause or covenant, he must turn to the act of Parlia demned.
ment, and consider the exponential clause, and deterIt may be greatly questioned, whether it proceeds at mine whether it is requisite specifically to refer counall upon a sound principle; but, if it does, it is per- sel to that particular clause, unless he elects to make fectly clear that it is wholly insufficient for the purposes his abstract consist of a complete copy of every deed, of the conveyancer's business.
. and to cast upon counsel the task of wading through the Firstly, with regard to the principle of this mode of abstract, with one eye upon the papers, and the other shortening conveyances. It consists in drawing con- darting backwards and forwards through the act of Feyances in a language composed of short symbols, ex- Parliament. Whether this process of abstracting plained by reference to elaborate forms. The symbols deeds, which, we contend, will be inevitable, will be are to stand for the parliamentary forms; but they are less expensive than preparing an abstract of deeds not the forms, and cannot be construed without resort- framed according to the present usual forms, will ading to the forms themselves. Let us consider how this mit of doubt. But we have no doubt that it wi}l be would work. A deed is laid before counsel to advise more expensive to the client, than would the present whether proceedings at law or in equity can be taken mode of preparing an abstract, if deeds were drawn acupon it. He must, of course, have the act of Parlia- cording to such short forms as are gradually getting ment open before him, and at every fresh line of the into use, and as would certainly become general under deed, he will have to refer to some fresh page of theact, the effect of a few simple regulations. We shall not to compare the symbol with its exponent, and to con- at present enter more into the details of this part of the sider the effect of the exponent. If separate clauses in subject, reserving them for the examination of Lord the deed have to be compared together, much difficulty Brougham's bill, that we purpose presenting to our will arise from the inconvenience of not being able, as we readers. now are with most deeds, to place the conflicting clauses The second objection to this bill is, that, if its prinbefore the eye at one and the same time; instead of which, ciple be correct, it falls wholly short of the wants of a species of saltatory operation of the eye and mind will the conveyancer. The varieties of the classes of deeds
are almost endless; the variation of structure, and lan- | lawyer; and cases will still occasionally arise, and those, guage rendered necessary in deeds of the same class, by the cases of the most stirring and interesting character, in various circumstances of parties, are still more abundant. which, in determining on the rights of the Crown or of the
subject, the advocate must dip deeply into the wells of Even in mortgage transactions, the deeds relating to
ancient law, and seek his evidence among the words which are the most samely of all the conveyancer's pro- that were uttered and the things that were done, in the ductions, it is unusual for the draftsman not to find in days when chancellors were priests, and subpænas had every new case, some circumstances which render a sometimes to be served at the point of the lance. Great greater or less departure from his forms requisite. But thanks, then, are due to the lawyers who explore, for when we come to settlements and wills, and purchase
the benefit of their brethren, the history of the law,
sacrificing to the study of legal antiquarianism not only deeds relating to encumbered property, (and when does their resť, but that which is even dearer to Englishthe conveyancer draw a purchase-deed of property men, the acquisition of wealth; not being like those wholly unencumbered?), it is not too much to say, that who, in the words of Spelman, “are all for profit and no two cases are ever totally alike, and scarcely ever are lucrando pane, taking what they find at market, withany two instruments framed with the same forms. I out inquiring whence it came;" but more like those Either the usual arrangement of the limitations and
| beyond the seas, who are “not only diligent but very
curious in this kind.” forms has to be varied, entailing some slight alteration | Mr. Spence has entitled himself to these thanks by in the wording of the instrument, or some intention the production of the volume now before us, in which wholly or partially unusual has to be expressed; so we find, as the result of inquiries that must have been that, to supply the wants of the conveyancer, if he is to painfully laborious, a deeply interesting account of the speak in short symbols, and rely on a parliamentary | origin and gradual growth of the Court of Chancery and exponent, the greatest variety of forms must be collected
of its equitable principles.
The early part of Mr. Spence's work is devoted to an in the parliamentary book of precedents; otherwise it I investigation of the state of the laws in the Anglo-Saxon will be of use to him only in those ordinary transac- period of our history, and thence through its period tions which form but a small portion of the business of of amalgamation with the system of Norman feudalism; a conveyancer, and do not, in the usual course of bu and even so early as the time of Edgar is to be found, acsiness, form the portion found most expensive to the
cording to Mr. Spence, the germ of the jurisdiction of
Chancery. “Besides the jurisdiction" (he says) “which client.
' was exercised by the king in his court, or by his coun
cils, he appears to have exercised a kind of equitable Rebiew.
jurisdiction for mitigating the rigour of the positive law
laid down in the codes, when its strict execution in The Equitable Jurisdiction of the Court of Chancery, &c.
the particular case would have operated injustice.
Thus it is declared by the code of Edgar, that if the By G. SPENCE, Esq., Q. Č. Vol. 1.
law were too heavy, a mitigation might be sought [London, 1846: Stevens & Norton.
from the king. The law of Edgar appears in terms · It has long been remarked by foreign jurists, that, to apply to the fines and compensations fixed by the of all the European lawyers, the English are, as a body, « law for personal injuries. The laws of the Burgundians the most practical, but the least scientific; the most notice this prerogative in more extensive terms; it accurately informed of the existing state, and the most was there declared that it belonged to the king to ill informed upon the antiquarian learning, of the law solve ambiguities, and to interfere when a case arose that they administer. The remark is perfectly founded requiring a remedy, but as to which the written law in truth; but whether the truth is one which entails was silent, and to apply the doctrines of equity to the bumiliation upon the English lawyer, is a question on decision of cases involving special considerations. In which there may be opposite opinions, fortified by ap- each nation the prerogative appears to have been of parently cogent arguments.
'imperial origin. We are not of those who think that to know any. “Edgar's successors, Anglo-Saxon, Norman, and thing besides practical law, is prejudicial to the efficiency - English, continued to exercise this jurisdiction, which of a practising lawyer; but, on the other hand, we re- is the germ of the jurisdiction of the Court of Chanmember, that, as the primary business of the people cery." with the laws, is to obtain their protection, so the pri In a considerable portion of this part of the book, mary business of the lawyer, as his very name bespeaks, Mr. Spence treats of the history of the common law, is to advise and assist the people in obtaining that pro- and of the law of property of this country,-subject tection; and for that purpose it is more material to collateral to his principal one, the jurisdiction of courts know what the law actually is, than to know how it of equity. In this part of his work he has scattered has become what it is. Nevertheless, there is a charm notes full of curious matter of antiquarian law, with a in seeking, through masses of bygone learning, to ex-profusion perfectly overwhelming; and civilians, black tract from the past the secret of the construction of that letter, old charters and precedents, and both English marvellous system, which, whatever may be said of it and foreign writers on such matters, whose names even by its enemies, has ministered in this country, in no but few lawyers have heard, enrich Mr. Spence's pages small degree, to the gradual consolidation of true li- with what would have been termed, in the language of herty, by establishing and maintaining doctrines under the periods of which he writes, marvellous quaint and which property has been placed under the two condi- cunning learning. Of course, in a series of researches tions most favourable to civilisation, viz. nearly total in the nature of antiquarianism, matter must be occaimperturbability as to its protection, and infinite per- sionally found, which is in itself utterly trivial, and turbability as to its disposition.
only interesting because time has rendered the ascerThe knowledge, too, of the various phases through tainment of the truth difficult. Of this character is & which the law has passed in forming itself during a grave note in p. 119, which exhibits in an amusing course of several centuries, difficult as it is of acquisi- way, the importance that trifles acquire in the minds of tion, and sparingly as it is applicable to modern prac- very learned men, if they do but have reference to sometice, is yet not without its influence upon the style of thing infinitely old and obscure. “I am favoured," thinking and speaking of even the modern practical says our author, (p. 119, note (m)), “ by that very in