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| into the former, and enters into a contract there. Ac

cording to the rule above stated, he would be bound by In our last Number but one, we made some observa- it, though a citizen of the same age would not. Reverse tions upon the subject of international law, and alluded the case, and suppose the contract to be made in the to the doctrines which have prevailed among foreign latter country by a man born in the former: can he jurists relative to the fundamental rule, by which the plead his minority in the country of his birth against force and obligation to be given by one state to the laws the contract being enforced? By the same rule, he of others are to be determined. We proceed to-day to may. And, upon general principles, it seems clear, redeem our promise, of prosecuting the subject further, that, if the law of the place of domicil is to prevail in and to give an example of the difficulty of applying one, it ought to prevail in both cases. When, howthose doctrines to particular cases. The case we have ever, we come to inquire what is the practice of naselected is the not uncommon one of a conflict of the tions, we find that a different rule has been adopted. laws of different countries as to the period of minority. They have held the contracts to be binding in both We have already adverted to the division made by fo- | cases; in the one following the law of the domicil, in reign jurists of laws into personal and real. All laws the other disregarding it. Upon what principle has which have for their principal object the regulation of this been done? Certainly not upon that of the per the capacity, state, and condition of persons, have been sonality or reality of laws. We must refer it to the treated by them generally as personal laws, and, for the axiom laid down by Huberus, mentioned in our formost part, held to be of absolute obligation everywhere, mer Number. In the words of Mr. Justice Story*, when they have once attached upon the person by the “ Each nation may well adopt for itself such modificalaw of his domicil. Now, it is agreed that the laws tions of the general doctrine as it deems most conveniwhich regulate majority and minority are personal ent and most in harmony with its own institutions and laws; and, therefore, according to this doctrine, “a interests and policy. It may suffer the same rule, as to person who has attained the age of majority by the law the capacity, state, and condition of foreigners, to preof his native domicil, is to be deemed everywhere the vail within its own territory, as does prevail in the ime-of age; and, on the other hand, a person who is place of their own native or acquired domicil; and it

his minority by the law of his native domicil, is to may at the same time refuse to allow any other rule be deemed everywhere in the same state and condi- than its own law to prevail within its own territory, in tion." This is the doctrine ordinarily laid down by fo- respect to the capacity stated, and condition of its own reign jurists, and if, in the distinction between personal subjects, wherever they mo y reside, at home or abroad. and real laws, they had discovered the true foundation It may adopt a more limited doctrine, and recognise the of international law, the practice of nations ought to be law of the domicil, both as to foreigners and as to its in accordance with it. Suppose, therefore, that there own subjects, in respect to transactions and property in are two countries, in one of which the age of majority that domicil, whether native or acquired; and, at the car is fixed at twenty-five, and in the other at twenty-one, same time, exclude any operation, except of its own law, and that a man born in the latter country, and having lived there until he is twenty-two years of age, comes

* Conflict of Laws, $ 73. Vol. X.


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as to the transactions and property, either of foreigners pears to be recognised as the jus gentium in relation to or of its own subjects within its own territory. It contracts generally, and contracts of marriage especially, may adopt the more general ddctrine, and allow the we can perceive no traces of the paramount moral duty rule of the actual domicil, as to capacity, state, and con- which, as we have remarked, some writers appear in. dition, to prevail under every variety of change of do- clined to contend for. No allusion is made to it by the micil; or, on the other hand, it may adhere to the learned and able men by whose decisions the doctrine stricter doctrine, that the domicil of birth shall.ex- has been illustrated and supported, but they have clusively furnish the rule to govern in all such matters. rested it upon the axiom of Huberus, as more fully But whatever rules it may adopt, or whatever it may stated by Mr. Justice Story in the passage we have repudiate, will be alike the dictate of its own policy and quoted. sense of justice; and whatever it may allow or withhold will always be measured by its own opinion of the

PUBLIC GENERAL STATUTES. public convenience and benefit, or of the public preju

9 & 10 VICTORIÆ.—SESSION 6. dice and injury resulting therefrom.” Acting upon

(Continued from p. 365). this, the laws of England and America refuse to allow a foreigner, who enters into a contract there when of

CAP. XCIII. an age at which, according to them, minority has

An Act for compensating the Families of Persons killed by ceased, to avoid it, by alleging that he was a minor and


[26th August, 1846.]" incompetent to contract according to the law of his Sect. 1. An Action to be maintainable against any Person own country. Their policy and sense of justice have

causing Death through Neglect, &c., notwithstand. led them to adopt the maxim, that every man is bound

ing the Death of the Person injured. to know the laws of a country in which he enters into

2. Action to be for the Benefit of certain Relations, and

shall be brought by and in the Name of Executor a contract, and to presume that he has contracted with

or Administrator of the Deceased. reference to those laws. Whether, in this, they are

3. Only one Action shall lie, and to be commenced right or wrong, no court has power to decide. There

within twelve Months. seems, however, good reason for thinking it to be right,

4. Plaintiff to deliver a full Particular of the Persor

for whom such Damages shall be claimed. as we shall see when we come to examine the laws as to

5. Construction of Act. marriage, so far as they are connected with the law as 6. Act to take effect after passing, and not to apply to to majority and minority. Suppose the contract we

Scotland. have been speaking of to be a contract of marriage, is

7. Act may be amended, &c.: it binding or not? How far is the marriage valid? It

Whereas no action at law is now maintainable against a pere

son who, by his wrongful act, neglect, or default, may have is well known, that, by our law,' a foreign marriage, caused

caused the death of another person, and it is oftentimes right valid according to the law of the place where celebrated, and expedient that the wrongdoer in such case should be an. is good everywhere else. The contract is to be tried by swerable in damages for the injury so caused by him: Be it the law of the place where it is made. If, by that, the

therefore enacted, &c., that whensoever the death of a person

shall be caused by wrongful act, neglect, or default, and the parties are competent to contract, the marriage is valid, act, neglect, or default is such as would (if death had not enthough, by the law of their domicil, they are incompe- sued) have entitled the party injured to maintain an action and tent. This is said to be by the consent of all nations, to recover damages in respect thereof, then and in every such case

the person who would bave been liable if death had not ensued prevent the mischief and confusion which would arise

shall be liable to an action for damages, notwithstanding the from a contrary doctrine. It has, on various occasions, death of the person injured, and although the death shall have been formally promulgated by our courts, especially by been caused under such circumstances as amount in law to Lord Stowell in the well-known case of Dalrymple v.

felony. Dalrymple, (2 Hagg. Consist. Rep. 54), and the doctrine

2. That every such action shall be for the benefit of the wife,

| husband, parent, and child of the person whose death shall recognised by our law as the rule of the jus gentium,

have been so caused, and shall be brought by and in the name in regard to contracts generally, and especially in regard of the executor or administrator of the person deceased ; and to the contracts of marriage, is very different from that in every such action the jury may give such damages as they of foreign jurists; that laws which have for their prin- may think proportioned to the injury resulting from such death cipal object the regulation of the capacity, state, and action shall be brought ; and the amount so recovered, after

to the parties respectively for whom and for whose benefit such condition of persons are of absolute obligation every- deducting the costs not recovered from the defendant, shall be where, when they have once attached upon the person divided amongst the before-mentioned parties, in such shares by the law of his domicil. The principal instances of

| as the jury by their verdict shall find and direct. this have been contracts of marriage; but there have

3. Provided always, and be it enacted, That not more than

one action shall lie for and in respect of the same subject-mat, been cases in which, as to other contracts made by ter of complaint; and that every such action shall be con. minors, a similar rule has prevailed. The American menced within twelve calendar months after the death of such courts have adopted the same doctrine in relation to

deceased person. contracts generally, and especially marriage contracts,

4. That in every such action the plaintiff on the record shall as appears from the cases cited by Mr. Justice Story

| be required, together with the declaration, to deliver to the de

fendant or his attorney a full particular of the person or persons in his valuable work. We have now not merely given for whom and on whose behalf such action shall be brought, an example of the difficulty of applying the doctrines of and of the nature of the claim in respect of which damages foreign jurists in the particular case of laws as to mi- shall be sought to be recovered. novity, but have shewn them to be inapplicable in that! 5. That the following words and expressions are intended to case. But, on the other hand, we may observe, that,

| have the meanings hereby assigned to them respectively, so far

as such meanings are not excluded by the context or by the in the doctrine which, by the laws of England and nature of the subject-matter ; that is to say, words denoting America at least, if not by those of other countries, ap- the singular number are to be understood to apply also to a


plurality of persons or things; and words denoting the masculine gender are to be understood to apply also to persons of the feminine gender; and the word “person" shall apply to bodies politic and corporate ; and the word "parent" shall include father and mother, and grandfather and grandmother, and stepfather and stepmother; and the word "child” shall include son and daughter, and grandson and granddaughter, and stepson and stepdaughter.

6. That this act shall come into operation from and immediately after the passing thereof, and that nothing therein contained shall apply to that part of the United Kingdom called Scotland.

7. That this act may be amended or repealed by any act to be passed in this session of Parliament.


CAP. XCIV. An Act to enable the Legislatures of certain British Possessions to reduce or repeal certain Duties of Customs.

[26th August, 1846.]

CAP. xcv. An Act for the more easy Recovery of Small Debts and Demands in England.

[28th August, 1946.] Sect. 1. Her Majesty may order this Act to be put in execu

2. Counties to be divided into Districts.
3. Courts held under this Act to have the same Juris-

diction as County Courts, and to be Courts of

Record. 4. Preserving the Jurisdiction of County Courts. 5. Her Majesty may order any Court under Acts in

Schedules (A.) and (B.) to be held as a County

Court, and may assign a District to the same. 6. When a Court shall be established under this Act,

recited Acts, and all other Acts affecting its Juris

diction, repealed. 7. Proceedings under former Acts to be valid. 8. Orders in Council to be published in the London

Gazette. 9. Appointment and Qualification of Judges. Proviso

as to Attornies acting as Judges under Acts cited

in Schedules (A.) and (B.). 10. Judges at present acting in the Courts of Bath,

Bristol, Liverpool, and Manchester entitled to the

first Appointment under this Act for those Places. 11. Stewards of the Manors of Sheffield and Ecclesall

appointed under 48 Geo. 3, c. 103, to be the first

Judges under this Act for those Districts. 12. The present County Clerk of Middlesex, appointed

under 23 Geo. 2, c. 33, to be the first Judge under this Act, and may continue to appoint a Deputy, subject to Approval of Secretary of State. Pre

sent Registrar to be the first Clerk. 13. Provisions for certain Lords of Manors having

Rights of Appointment under the Acts hereby re

pealed. 14. Lords of Manors, &c. may surrender Courts, with

Consent of Persons interested. 15. Appointments of Judges who have previously offi.

ciated in any County Court, not subject to 5 & 6

Vict. c. 122. 16. For supplying Vacancies among the Judges of the

County Court. 17. Judges not to practise as Barristers in their Dis

tricts, except in certain Cases. 18. Judges of the County Court removable for In.

ability, &c. 19. Districts of Judges may be changed. 20. As to the Appointment of a Deputy to a Judge. 21. Judges may act as Justices if in the Commission of

the Peace. 22. Judges, &c. appointed under this Act authorised to

perform certain Duties relating to Matters de

pending in the Court of Chancery. 23. Treasury to appoint Treasurers of Courts holden

under this Act. 24. Appointment of Clerks vested in Judges, subject to

Approval of Lord Chancellor.

25. In populous Districts, Lord Chancellor may direct

two Clerks to be appointed. 26. In case of Illness, fc. of Clerk, a Deputy may be

appointed. 27. Duties of Clerks. 28. Offices of Clerk, Treasurer, and Bailiff not to be

conjoined. 29. Officers not to act as Attornies in the Court. 30. Penalty of 501. on Non-observance of the two pre

vious Enactments. 31. Appointment of Bailiffs. 32. Provision for the High Bailiffs of Westminster and

Southwark. 33. Duties of the High Bailiffs, &c. 34. Provision respecting Clerks and High Bailiffs of

Courts under Act, cited in Schedules (A.) and

(B.). 35. Provision respecting the Officers of the two Courts

at Bristol. 36. Treasurers, Clerks, and High Bailiffs to give Se

curity. 37. Fees to be taken according to Schedule (D.), and

Tables to be exhibited in conspicuous Places. Fees

may be reduced. Appropriation of surplus Fees. 38. Compensation for Persons whose Rights or Emolu

ments will be diminished. 39. Officers of Courts may be paid by Salaries instead

of Fees. If Court abolished, no Compensation al

lowed, except in certain Cases. 40. Limiting Amount of Salaries to be paid under this

Act. 41. Fees and Fines to be accounted for to Treasurer. 42. Clerk's Accounts to be audited and settled by Trea

surers. 43. Treasurer of the Court to render Accounts to Audit

Board. 44. Commissioners of Treasury to direct how Balances

shall be applied. 45. Accounts of Treasurers to be audited under Powers

of 25 Geo. 3, c. 52. 46. Clerk to send to Commissioners of Audit an Account

of all Sums paid by him to Treasurer. 47. Accounts when audited to be sent to Treasury. 48. Treasurers, with Approval of Secretary of State, to

provide Court-houses, Offices, &c. 49. Where common Gaols are inconvenient, Prisons be

longing to Courts under Acts cited in Schedules

(A.) and (B.) may be used. 50. Power for purchasing Land. 51. Treasurer empowered to borrow Money for the Pur.

poses of this Act. 52. A general Fund to be raised for paying off Money

borrowed. 53. Property of Courts in Schedules (A.) and (B.) to

vest in the Treasurer of the County Court. 54. Provisions for outstanding Liabilities. 55. Clerks to have the Charge of the Court-houses, 8c.,

and to appoint and dismiss Sertants, &c. 56. Judge to hold the Court where her Majesty shall

direct. Notices for holding Courts to be put up

in a conspicuous Place. 57. Process of the Court to be under Seal. 58. Jurisdiction of the Court. . 59. Suits to be by Plaint. 60. Summons may issue, though Cause of Action may

not arise in the District, 61. Processes out of District of Court may be served by

Bailiff of any other Court. 62. Proof of Service of Process out of the District, or in

the Absence of the Bailiff. 63. Demands not to be divided for the Purpose of bring

ing two or more Suits. 64. Minors may sue for Wages. 65. Cases of Partnership and Intestacy. 66. Executors may sue and be sued. 67. No Privilege allowed. 68. One of several Persons liable may be sued. 69. Judge alone to determine all Questions, unless a

Jury be summoned. 70. Actions may be tried by a Jury when Parties re

quire it.

71. Party requiring Jury to make a Deposit.

may, on Proof of Service of Summons, issue a 72. Who shall be Jurors.

Warrant to enforce the same. 73. Number of the Jury.

123. The Manner in which such Summons shall be 74. Proceedings on hearing the Plaint.

served. 75. No Evidence to be given that is not in Summons. 124. Judges, Clerks, Bailiffs, or other Officers not liable 76. Notices to be given to the Clerk of special Defences,

to Actions on account of Proceedings taken. who shall communicate the same to the Plaintiff. 125. Where Landlord has a larful Title, he shall not be 77. Suits may be settled by Arbitration.

deemed a Trespasser by reason of Irregularity. 78. Forms of Procedure in Courts to be framed by the 126. How Execution of Warrant of Possession may be Judges.

stayed. 79. Proceedings if Plaintiff does not appear or prove 127. Proceedings on the Bond for staying Warrant of his Case.

Possession, &c. 80. Proceedings if the Defendant does not appear.

128. Concurrent Jurisdiction with Superior Courts. 81. Judge may grant Time.

129. As to Actions brought for Small Debts in Superior 82. Defendant may pay Money into Court. Notice of

Courts. such Payment to be given to Plaintiff.

130. Penalties and Costs to be recovered before a Justice, 83. Parties and others may be examined.

and levied by Distress. 84. Persons giving false Evidence guilty of Perjury. 131. In default of Security, Offender may be detained till 85. Summonses to Witnesses.

Return of Warrant of Distress. 86. Penalty on Witnesses neglecting Summons.

132. In default of Distress, Offender may be committed. 87. Fines, how to be enforced and accounted for.

133. Penalties not otherwise applied, to be paid into the 88. Costs to abide the Event of the Action.

General Fund. 89. Judgments, how far final.

134. Justices may proceed by Summons in the Recovery 90. No Actions to be removed into Superior Courts but

of Penalties. on certain Conditions.

135. Form of Conviction. 91. Who may appear for any Party in the Superior 136. Proceedings not invalid for want of Form. Courts.

137. Distress not unlawful for want of Form. 92. Court may make Orders for Payment by Instal 138. Limitation of Actions for Proceedings in Execution ments.

of this Act. 93. Cross Judgments.

139. Provision for the Protection of Officers of the 94. Court may award Execution against Goods.

Court. 95. Execution not to issue till after Default in Pay 140. Act not to affect Rights of Universities of Oxford or ment of some Instalment, and then'it may issue for

Cambridge. the whole Sum due.

141. Nothing to affect the Courts of the Wardens of the 96. What Goods may be taken in Execution.

Stannaries. 97. Securities seized to be held by High Bailiff.

142. Interpretation of Act. 98. Parties having obtained an unsatisfied Judgment may 143. Act may be amended, &c. obtain a Summons on Charge of Fraud.

Schedules. 99. Commitment for Frauds, fc. 100. Power of Judge to rescind or alter Orders.

Whereas sundry acts of Parliament have been passed from 101. Power to examine and commit at Hearing of the time to time for the more easy and speedy recovery of small Cause.

debts within certain towns, parishes, and places in England: 102. Mode of issuing and executing Warrants of Com- and whereas, by an act passed in the eighth year of the reign mitment.

of her Majesty, (7 & 8 Vict. c. 96), intituled “ An Act to 103. Imprisonment not to operate as a Satisfaction for amend the Laws of Insolvency, Bankruptcy, and Execution," the Debt, &c.

arrest upon final process in actions of debt not exceeding 2012 104. How Execution may be had out of the Jurisdiction was abolished, except as to certain cases of fraud and other of the Court.

misconduct of the debtors therein mentioned: and whereas, by 105. Power to Judge to suspend Execution in certain an act passed in the ninth year of the reign of her said Ma. Cases.

jesty, (8 & 9 Vict. c. 127), intituled “ An Act for the better se 106. Regulating the Sale of Goods taken in Execution. | curing the Payment of Small Debts,” further remedies were 107. As to the Liability of Goods taken in Execution given to judgment creditors, in respect of debts not exceeding

under 8 Anne, c. 17. Landlords may claim cer 201., for the discovery of the property of debtors, and punishtain Rents in arrear. Bailiffs making Levies may ment of frauds committed by them: and whereas, by the lastdistrain for Rent and Costs. In case of Re-mentioned act, her Majesty is enabled, with the advice of her plevins.

Privy Council, to extend the jurisdiction of certain courts of 108. No Execution shall be stayed by Writ of Error. requests and other courts for the recovery of small debts to all 109. Execution to be superseded on Payment of Debt and debts and demands, and all damages arising out of any express Costs.

or implied agreement, not exceeding 201., and also to enlarge 110. Debtor to be discharged from Custody upon Pay. and, in certain cases, to contract the district of such courts, ment of Debt and Costs.

and make certain other alterations in the practice of such 111. Minutes of Proceedings to be kept.

courts, in manner in the now reciting act mentioned ; and it is 112. Suitors' Money unclaimed in six years to go to Ge. expedient that the provisions of such acts should be amended, neral Fund.

and that one rule and manner of proceeding for the recorers of 113. Power of Committal for Contempt.

small debts and demands should prevail throughout England: 114. Penalty for assaulting Bailiffs, or rescuing Goods and whereas the county court is a court of ancient jurisdiction, taken in Execution.

having cognizance of all pleas of personal actions to any 115. Bailiffs made answerable for Escapes, and Neglect amount, by virtue of a writ of justicies issued in that behale to levy Execution.

and whereas the proceedings in the county court are dilatort 116. Remedies against, and Penalties on, Bailiffs and and expensive, and it is expedient to alter and regulate the other Officers for Misconduct.

manner of proceeding in the said courts for the recorery of 117. Penalty on Officers taking Fees besides those al. small debts and demands, and that the courts established under lowed.

the recited acts of Parliament, or such of them as ought to be 118. Claims as to Goods taken in Execution to be adju- continued, should be holden after the passing of this act a dicated in Court.

branches of the county court, under the provisions of this act; 119. Actions of Replevin may be brought without Writ. and that power should be given to her Majesty to effect these 120. Plaints where to be entered.

changes at such times and in such manner as may be deemed 121. How Actions of Replevin may be removed.

expedient by her Majesty, with the advice of her Privy Council : 122. Possession of small Tenements may be recovered by be it enacted, &c., that it shall be lawful for her Majesty, wita

Plaint in County Court. If Tenant, &c. neglect the advice of her Privy Council, from time to time to order to appear, or refuse to give Possession, judge that this act shall be put in force in such county or counties as

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