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involving any amount, may be tried in the county court, Commons to be printed on the 29th January, 1855;" provided they be not actions for malicious prosecution, including some personal remarks which it would be libel, slander, crim.con., seduction, or breach of promise unfair to leave without explanation. The printing of marriage

of the Expurgatory List was ordered by the House So far from submission by consent being difficult, it on a motion by Mr. Locke King, whose zeal for the is as simple a matter as can well be conceived. It is by amendment of the law is very much greater than his a memorandum signed by the parties or their attornies; knowledge or judgment; and Mr. Ker shews conand in order to induce parties to adopt this course the clusively that the Expurgatory List was not worth more readily, a right of appeal has been given in cases printing. But in doing this he las not exercised his of submission by consent to the county court juris- usual discretion, for he shews also that the instrucdictiont.

tions sanctioned by the Lord Chancellor and Mr. Ker, Then as to the “ keystone to all real improvement in and framed by one of them, in exact accordance with procedure—the personal appearance and examination of which the Expurgatory List was prepared, were instrucparties before the judge at the very first step in the tions for the devotion of the time of two of the late cause." We are doubtful as to the full meaning of commissioners to the preparation of a list intended at these words; but if they mean anything, it is probably the best as a “a book of reference to accompany the this—the plaintiff, as soon as he has commenced an Statutes at Large,” but containing “ a large proportion action, (or perhaps before commencing it), is to appear, of matter which is of no use whatever for that or any and to compel the defendant to appear, before a judge other purpose; while, on the other hand, for the use (of a county court or of a superior court?) to be exa- | indicated, it is extremely imperfect, and, to a certain mined by him (upon oath ?) as to the question pending extent, misleading;" so that “out of the 248 pages of between the parties; the plaintiff, as it were, taking which this work consists, 144 pages, or about threethe defendant by the throat and saying to him, “ Pay fifths of the whole, are mere waste of paper and print." me that thou owest.” The judge, we presume, what- In answer to Mr. Ker's remarks, Mr. Anstey, who ever may be the nature of the case, is then and there to with Mr. Rogers (now in Van Diemen's Land) prepared adjudicate upon it without the intervention of a jury, the Expurgatory List, sent to the commissioners a meand execution is of course to follow with like rapidity. morandum, dated the 20th July, 1855, which has been

The pleading, we presume, is to be oral, as of old, so printed by order of the House of Commons. It is too as to have the simplest as well as the most speedy system long for insertion here, and indeed, as Mr. Ker observes of jurisprudence. Thus, John Brown, the plaintiff, will upon it, it seems to be merely a defence against a charge say to the defendant Thomas Robinson, who has been that was never made. It certainly shews, that whether dragged by the plaintiff and two policemen before a the list is or is not rigidly accurate in detail, the Lord learned judge at chambers, “I claim of you, Robinson, Chancellor and Mr. Ker are alone responsible for the five pounds for work and labour done at your request.' plan and instructions which have made it the useless To which the defendant will say, “Brown, I never was and absurd thing Mr. Ker declares it to be. indebted, and I paid you your debt; and I further say, Among Mr. Ker’s observations, reprinted by us, (ante, for defence on equitable grounds, that you told my wife p. 419), are also some statements respecting Mr. Coode's you would forgive me the debt,” &c.

Digest of the Poor Laws, bearing on the face of them Such are some of the results that may be anticipated stronger indications of a wish to damage Mr. Coode's from practical suggestions for legal reform, in the pro- reputation than became either the writer or the occasion. motion of which the public are told they must not Mr. Coode's replies to these have been printed by order expect the co-operation of practising lawyers. They of the House of Commons, (8th August, 1855, No. 472). will be quite justified in not expecting it. Our re- We have only space for the following letter from that formers, not content with even American simplicity, gentleman to the present commissioners :would enable a judge alone-the press and the public,

“13, Victoria-street, July 26, 1855. we suppose, excluded—to decide upon rights and obli- “My Lords and Gentlemen, gations of the greatest importance to the people of this “ I addressed you yesterday, in haste, a remonstrance country: Yet this is but a sample of the reckless and against the publication, under your authority, of sevenworse than foolish language that is so often used with teen misstatements made by Mr. Ker to my prejudice. reference to law reform.

“I now forward to you two documents which will

supply you with the means of judging of the extent to NOTES OF THE WEEK.

which your confidence in Mr. Ker, and your authority,

have been abused in the publication in question. MR. BARBER's Case. We have much pleasure in

“ The first paper (inclosure No. 1) is a copy of corinforming our readers that this gentleman has been respondence,' to which Mr. Ker refers, in the beginl'e-admitted to practise as an attorney. On the 21st ning of his statement, in these terms—The Digest of inst. Lord Campbell, C. J., said, that after a careful the Poor Laws in question was not originally prepared consideration of the fresh evidence, the Court were of by Mr. Coode as one of the Commissioners of Statute opinion that the rule for his re-admission should be Law; it was a work on which he had been engaged for made absolute.

many years previously, and which he had offered to

the Poor-law Board, with a statement that it was then THE STATUTE-LAW COMMISSION.

quite ready for the press,' on the 2nd of April, 1852.

(See the correspondence on the subject which has been Among our extracts from the Appendix to the Re- No. 244).'

printed in the House of Commons Papers, 1852, port of the present commissioners we printed the whole of Mr. H. Bellenden Ker's “ Observations on the plainly imputes to me that I stated on the 2nd April

,

“Mr. Ker by these words, and those which follow, Expurgatory List of Statutes ordered by the House of 1852, to the Poor-law Board, that the whole of the * 13 & 14 Vict. c. 61, s. 17. + 17 & 18 Vict. c. 16, s. 1. Digest of Poor Laws was then quite ready for the

“ Utroque litigantium, apparente in curiâ, petens ipse lo press;', which statement would have been an entire quelam suam et clameum ostendat in hunc modum – Peto untruth; and Mr. Ker proceeds to shew, by his subseversus istum H., &c.' Auditâ vero loquelâ et clameo petentis, quent remarks, that such a statement could not possibly in electione ipsius tenentis erit, se versus petentem defendere have been true. per duellum, &c." (Glan., lib. 2, c. 3)." A breach of the 'On referring to the correspondence thus cited by peace that may be apprehended under the new system. Mr. Ker, you will find (pp: 5, 6) that my statement

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expressly referred only to a part of the Digest of Poor Town of Newcastle-upon-Tyne.—The same day, at the Laws—that, namely, which related to the law of settle- Guildhall of the said town. ment and removal, and which part' even was expressly Durham.- Wednesday, Dec. 5, at Durham. stated to be imperfect, and only fit for the temporary Yorkshire.-Saturday, Dec. 8, at the Castle of York. purpose referred to in the correspondence; being, in City of York.—The same day, at the Guildhall of fact, less than one-thirteenth part of the whole Digest. the said city.

“You will see, on referring to the original passage, Cheshire.—Saturday, Dec. 1, at Chester. (p. 6), that this misstatement by Mr. B. Ker could Derbyshire.-Thursday, Dec. 6, at Derby. not have been made by an oversight, for he fixes the Nottinghamshire.—Monday, Dec. 10, at Nottingham. date of the letter, (one out of three), and he selects Town of Nottingham.—The same day, at the town of these five words, ' quite ready for the press,' out of this Nottingham. sentence- This part can be printed distinctly from Warwickshire.-Thursday, Dec. 13, at Warwick. the other parts of the Poor Law, and it is now quite Staffordshire.-Saturday, Dec. 1, at Stafford. ready for the press.'

Worcestershire.—Thursday, Dec. 6, at Worcester. “ The second paper (inclosure No. 2) is a rough copy City of Worcester.—The same day, at the city of of my petition to the House of Commons, referred to Worcester. in my letter of yesterday. This will display to you Gloucestershire.-Monday, Dec. 10, at Gloucester. the facts, and part of the evidence by which the re- City of Gloucester --The same day, at the city of maining sixteen out of seventeen of Mr. B. Ker's mis- Gloucester. statements are to be refuted.

Herefordshire.-Friday, Dec. 14, at Hereford. “ As this copy is very rough, I request the favour, Glamorganshire.-Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Cardiff. in case it is required to be printed, to be allowed tó correct the proofs. « I have &c.,

MARRIAGE OF CLERGYMAN BY HIMSELF. (Signed) “ GEORGE Coode.” We cannot enter into the merits of this controversy COURT OF QUEEN'S BENCH, DUBLIN. beyond observing that the documents referred to fully

BEAMISH V. BEAMISH.--Nov. 16. justify Mr. Coode's complaint of the passage quoted in his letter from Mr. Ker's statement, beginning this interesting case.

CRAMPTON, J., delivered the judgment of the Court in “ The Digest of the Poor Laws in question was

His Lordship commenced by obnot originally prepared by Mr. Coode as one of the serving that the case had been ably argued by counsel commissioners," &c. In the meantime, in

last term, and the questions raised were so novel and

consequence of this unfortunate difference, the public has been de- important that it stood over for the mature consideraprived of the services of Mr. Coode, the only gentleman tion of the Court until the present term. It had been among the working members of the late or of the pre- therefore it devolved upon him to deliver judgment. He

heard in the absence of the Lord Chief Justice, and sent commission who has shewn any peculiar aptitude for the business; indeed, we may say, the only member (Crampton, J:) was glad to be enabled to say that it was of the late commission who was not 'absolutely incom- an unanimous judgment, although, for the grounds upon petent for the business; and the Digest of the Poor Laws which he rested it

, he was alone responsible. - a work undoubtedly of great merit and utility, if the came before the Court upon a special verdict, finding bulk

that the plaintiff brought an ejectment to recover certain with the sample---remains unpublished and agrees useless. When we observe that up to the present time lands in the county of Cork, a considerable estate, and

he neither the late nor the present commission has pro-at-law of Dr. John Swayne Beamish. The defendant

claimed to be entitled to the same as grandson and heirduced a single result either useful in itself or bearing denied the legitimacy of the plaintiff, and claimed as promise of utility, we cannot help regretting that the dissensions of the late commissioners should have stifled heir-at-law of Dr. Beamish; and such' he undoubtedly the only work that might have saved the credit of the was, unless the plaintiff's legitimacy was established. undertaking.

The facts as stated in the special verdict were these :-
The late Dr. John Swayne Beamish was in his lifetime

seised of considerable estates in fee-simple, and died on COURT PAPERS.

the 16th December, 1852. He had several sons, and

the eldest was the Rev. Samuel Swayne Beamish, the WINTER CIRCUITS OF THE JUDGES.

defendant being the next brother of the latter. The Crown Office, Nov. 19. Rev. Samuel Swayne Beamish was duly ordained a Days and places appointed for holding the Special clergyman of the United Churches of England and IreCommissions of Oyer and Terminer and Gaol Delivery land, and it appeared that on the 27th November, 1832, for the under-mentioned counties, &c.:

being then in holy orders, he went to the house of Somersetshire.- Monday, Dec. 3, at the Castle of Anne Lyons, in the city of Cork, and there performed Taunton.

a ceremony of marriage between himself and Isabella Devonshire.-Friday, Dec. 7, at the Castle of Exeter. Frazer. The special verdict described the manner in

City of Eceter.—The same day, at the Guildhall of which the ceremony took place, and the general form of the said city.

solemnisation was that set out in the Book of Common Sussex.- Thursday, Dec. 13, at Lewes.

Prayer of the United Churches of England and Ireland, Southampton.-Monday, Dec. 17, at the Castle of Mr. Beamish then declaring that he took the said IsaWinchester.

bella Frazer to be his wedded wife, she taking him to Hertfordshire.--Monday, Dec. 3, at Hertford. be her wedded husband. The wedding-ring was then Surrey.- Thursday, Dec.6, at Kingston-upon-Thames. placed upon her finger, and the blessing pronounced. Essex.—Monday, Dec. 10, at Chelmsford.

After the ceremony, it was stated that the marriage Norfolk.--Thursday, Dec. 13, at the Castle of Nor- was consummated between the parties. No clergyman wich.

was present at the performance of the ceremony except City of Norwich.—The same day, at the Guildhall of the Rev. Samuel Swayne Beamish himself, nor was the said city.

any one present as a witness; but it was added, in the Kent.— Tuesday, Dec. 18, at Maidstone.

special verdict, that the performance of the ceremony Northumberland.-Monday, Dec. 3, at the Castle of was seen by Catherine Coffey, who, without the priNewcastle-upon-Tyne.

vity of the parties to the marriage, witnessed it from

The case

an adjoining yard, but did not hear what passed. defendant's counsel was, that the minister who perIt was further stated that Isabella Frazer was a mem- formed the ceremony appeared here to be the brideber of the Church of England. It further appeared groom himself, and that one of the functions of the that the Rev. Samuel Swayne Beamish, who thus minister was to be also a witness of what had taken celebrated this marriage, died intestate on the 8th place. No doubt it was very important that he should April, 1844, and the plaintiff, who is now a minor, be a witness; but was the implication necessary, that was his eldest son, begotten on the ody of Isabella he could not therefore dispense with the advantage reFrazer in January, 1841. He (Crampton, J.) had sulting from this species of testimony? It had also stated in minute detail, and almost in the words of the been urged, that the ceremony prescribed in the Book special verdict, the facts which had been found; and of Common Prayer could not be in terms used upon the question was, whether upon those facts the plaintiff such an occasion as the marriage of a minister by himwas entitled to recover the lands the subject of the self; and no doubt it would become necessary to change ejectment. With respect to the facts there could be no part of the language to make it suitable to such an possible doubt, for they were the statements of both occasion. But in answer to this it was urged, that the parties upon the record. If the plaintiff was the legi- office of a minister was a religious office, and although timate son of the Rev. Samuel Swayne Beamish, he he might be a witness to the ceremony, and a most was entitled as grandson of Dr. Beamish; if not, then important one, that was not his primary duty-that the defendant was entitled as the second son of Dr. Bea- although it might be very important to have a person mish. The first question to be considered was, had there legally competent to attest the transaction, he was been used at the ceremony in question

words of present there in the first instance for the great purpose of percontract, by which the Rev. Samuel Swayne Beamish forming a religious ceremony. As to the form preand Isabella Frazer engaged to become husband and scribed in the Book of Common Prayer, there was a wife? Secondly, had there been a marriage ceremony literal departure from it when the minister addressed performed according to the form prescribed by the himself on the occasion of partaking of the Sacrament Book of Common Prayer? Thirdly, was the marriage of the Lord's Supper, and he was authorised by the so solemnised consummated between the parties? rubric to make such a change in the words; and he Fourthly, what was the effect of the marriage cere- (Crampton, J.) might add, that although the rubric mony, there being no other clergyman present? And, required the rite of baptism to be performed by a milastly, whether, although there was no witness regu- nister in orders, yet its performance by a layman dia larly present, the facts stated in reference to Catherine not avoid the act, and it was permissible for a layman Coffey constituted her a witness? It appeared to all to interpose in cases of emergency. An irregular and the members of the Court who heard the case argued, clandestine marriage was not therefore void, but the that a valid, although an irregular and clandestine mar- clergy man who celebrated such was subject to eccleriage, had been solemnised upon the day and year stated siastical censure. There was abundant authority as in the special verdict. It was quite unnecessary for to the validity of clandestine and irregular marriages, him (Crampton, J.) to go into a consideration of the both before ecclesiastical and common-law tribunals. canon law, it having been so fully discussed in the course A strong appeal had been made by the defendant's of the arguments; neither was it necessary to go into counsel upon the danger of countenancing clandestine any review of the numerous cases upon the subject marriages, and the consequences likely to arise from antecedent to Reg. y. Millis, (10 Cl. & Fin. 534). In establishing such a doctrine. He agreed that an unthat case the unanimous opinion of the English judges scrupulous clergyman (and such were happily very was delivered by that eminent judge, Tindal, C. J.; few) might for his own base purposes exercise an imand he stated that by the law of England at the time proper influence, arising from his position; but such of the passing of the Marriage Act a marriage cere- cases would be exceedingly rare. The argument conmony by present words and contract was not valid stituted an appeal to the Legislature, and not to the unless in the presence and with the intervention of a Court, which was bound to pronounce what the law minister in holy orders. The House of Lords adopted actually was. The judgment upon the special verdict that opinion; and Parke, B., observed, in the case should be for the plaintiff. of Catherwood v. Caslon, (13 M. & W. 264), that Perrin, J., said he fully concurred in the able judgthe judges were bound to obey this decision. Nega- ment just pronounced, and in the arguments by which tively, the case of Reg. v. Millis decided that a contract it had been supported, save upon one point. He denied of marriage, however solemn, was not valid with that Reg. v. Millis was an authority to bind the Court, out the intervention of a minister in holy orders; because while three learned and eminent law Lords helå and affirmatively it established, that where the two one opinion, three as equally learned and distinguished elements concurred, a contract of marriage in the pronounced an opinion the other way. present tense, and the intervention of a minister in MOORE, J., concurred. orders, then the marriage was valid. The dissenting law Lords thought that the marriage was complete without any religious ceremony, having probably in THE CENSUS IN CHINA, AND THE EFFECT OF AGE UPON view the Scottish law; for one of their Lordships had THE CHINESE Penal Code. In a letter on the populabeen born in Scotland, and another educated in the tion of China, recently sent by Sir John Bowring to same country. It was manifest in the case now before the Registrar-General in London, he says-The penal the Court, that there was a serious intention on the laws of China make provision for a general system of part of the Rev. Samuel Swayne Beamish and Isabella registration, [of the population], and corporal punishFrazer to take each other as husband and wife, and to ment, generally amounting to a hundred blows of the perform all the duties of that relationship; and in order bamboo, is to be inflicted on those who neglect to to obtain the sanction of religion, a ceremony was per- make proper returns. The machinery is confided to formed by a minister of the church. It seemed to him, the elders of the district, and the census is required to (Crampton, J.), after an attentive perusal of the judg- be annually taken; but I have no reason to believe the ment given by the law Lords, that they would have law is obeyed, or the neglect of it punished. deemed the marriage in the present case to be a valid There are not only many establishments for the recepone, and that no particular form of religious ceremony tion of the aged, but the penal code provides severe was required if there was a religious ceremony which punishments for those who refuse to relieve the poor in the parties who were married felt to be a ceremony their declining years. Age may also be pleaded in exinvoking a religious obligation. The argument of the tenuation of crime and in mitigation of punishment."

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Within, tobacconist.-Wm. Scudds, Blackheath-park, Black. JOHN MILLS, Spring Foundry, New Bank, near Halifax, heath, livery-stable keeper.-Wm. L. Thomus, Cross-street, Yorkshire, dealer and chapman, Dec. 7 and Jan. 18 at 11, Finsbury, cowkeeper.-John Ellis and Charles Ellis, Trinity- Leeds : Off. Ass. Young; Sols. Robson, Halifax ; Cariss square, Brixton, builders.-John Miers, Nelson-square, Black- & Cudworth, Leeds.-Pet. d. Nov. 16. friars-road, appraiser.- John Upson, Bexley Heath, Kent, HENRY CAWTHRON, Halifax, Yorkshire, dealer and shoemaker.- Thomas Leigh, Wellingborough, Northampton. chapman, Dec. 7 and Jan. 18 at 11, Leeds : Off. Ass. shire, wine merchant.---Benjamin Hayne and Charles Hayne, Young; Sols. Bennett, Halifax ; Nettleton, Wakefield; Upper Whitecross-street and Aldersgate-street, carpenters.

Bond & Barwick, Leeds.-Pet, d. Nov. 16. Edward Hale, Ware, Hertfordshire, fellmonger.-Wm. Skipp JOHN BRONSON, Liverpool, dealer and chapman, Nov. Peebles, East Dereham, Norfolk, builder.- Thomas Briggs, 30 and Dec. 21 at 11, Liverpool : Off. Ass. Turner; Sols. North Shields, grocer.-- Thomas Corah, Nottingham, lace Tyrer, Liverpool ; Mason & Sturt, 7, Gresham-street, manufacturer.-Samuel Briggs, Wm. Briggs, and Abraham Cheapside.-Pet. f. Nov. 8. Banks, Keighley, Yorkshire, machine makers.- John War. GEORGE MOSS, Bron Offa, near Wrexham, Denbighshire, burton, Sheffield, edge-tool manufacturer.

dealer and chapman, Dec, 4 and 31 at 11, Liverpool: Off.
Ass. Morgan; Sols. Fletcher & Hull, Liverpool.- Pet. f.

Nov. 16.
TUESDAY, Nov. 20.

MEETINGS.
BANKRUPTS.

George Tennant, Market-street, Westminster, licensed vic. THOMAS CHOPPING, Larkhall Brewery, Larkhall-lane, tualler, Dec. 1 at 12, London, last ex. Thomas Lumsden,

Clapham, brewer, (lately carrying on business with Ebenezer South Shields, Durham, shipbuilder, Dec. 6 at 11, NewcastleTearle and Matthew Chopping), and formerly of the Atlas upon-Tyne, last ex.-Thomas Wayland, Battersea, Surrey, Ironworks, Borough-road, Surrey, iron merchant, Nov. 28 beer-shop keeper, Dec. 6 at 12, London, aud. ac.—Richard at 2, and Dec. 22 at 12, London: Off. Ass. Cannan ; Sols. Mogg Arnold, King-street, Covent-garden, Westminster, and Linklaters & Co., 17, Sise-lane, Bucklersbury.-Pet. f. Stephenson-terrace, Caledonian-road, Islington, cheesemonger, Nov. 17.

Nov. 27 at 11, London, aud. ac. — Samuel Jennings the HENRY OSBORN, Lower Thames-street, and Old Trinity, younger, Goswell-street, carver and gilder, Dec. 4 at 12,

house, Water-lane, licensed victualler, Nov. 29 at 2, and London, aud. ac.- - George Selby, Upper Thames-street, iron Jan. 3 at 12, London: Off. Ass. Bell; Sol. Cook, Cheap- enameller, Dec. 1 at 11, London, aud. ac.-Wm. J. Waller, side.- Pet. f. Nov. 17.

Herbert-street, New North-road, printseller, Dec. 6 at 2, GEORGE FRASI, Pembroke Wharf, Caledonian-road, and London, aud. ac.- - George A. M'Lean, High Holborn, tailor,

Golden-lane, Barbican, ironfounder, Dec. 5 at 2, and Jan. 2 Dec. 6 at 12, London, aud. ac. - Frederick William Fawcett at 1, London : Off. Ass. Graham ; Sol. Taylor, South- and William Parrott, Lisle-street, Leicester-square, wholestreet, Finsbury.- Pet. f. Nov. 17.

sale boot manufacturers, Dec. 6 at 1, London, aud. ac.HENRY WINDER, Oxford-street, dealer and chapman, Isaac Thorniley, Bardsley, near Ashton-under-Lyne, cotton

Dec. 5 at 2, and Jan. 2 at half-past 1, London: Off. Ass. spinner, Dec. 7 at 12, Manchester, aud. ac.; Dec. 14 at 12,

Graham ; Sol. Chidley, Gresham-street.- Pet, f. Nov. 19. div.-Wm. Riley, James Lupton, Robert Halstead, and John JOHN HENRY WELCHMAN, Grove-terrace, Bishop's. Haworth, Burnley, Lancashire, cloth manufacturers, Dec. 6

road, Paddington, wine merchant, Dec. 1 at half-past 1, and at 12, Manchester, aud. ac.; Dec. 13 at 12, div.-David Jan. 12 at balf-past 12, London: Off. Ass. Nicholson ; Sol. Goodman, Manchester, tobacconist, Dec. 5 at 12, Manchester, Mount, 10, Clement's-lane.--Pet. f. Nov. 16.

aud. ac.; Dec. 12 at 12, div.-Wm. Jones, Manchester, oil STEPHEN DUMMER SIMPSON, East Cowes Park, Isle merchant, Dec. 5 at 12, Manchester, aud. ac.; Dec. 12 at 12,

of Wight, dealer and chapman, Dec. 1 at 1, and Jan. 5 at div.-Thomas Younger the elder, Sunderland, builder, Dec. 6 half-past 12, London: Off. Ass. Pennell; Sol. Moss, 86, at 12, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, aud. ac. -Joseph Feeny, LiverQueen-street, Cheapside. -Pet. f. Nov. 14.

pool, eating-house keeper, Nov. 30 at 11, Liverpool, aud. ac. RICHARD CLARKE, Adelaide-street, Strand, dealer and -- George Armitage, John Frankish, William Frankish, and

chapman, Dee. 4 at 2, and Jan. 1 at 12, London: Off. Ass. Thomas Barker, Sheffield, Yorkshire, railway spring manu. Edwards; Sols. Ivimey, 30, Southampton-buildings ; E. facturers, Dec. 1 at 11, Sheffield, aud. ac. joint est., and & H. Wright, Birmingham.- Pet. f. Nov. 9.

aud. ac. sep. ests. of George Armitage and Thomas Barker. WILLIAM CHAMBERLAIN, Walsall, Staffordshire,

CERTIFICATES. builder, Dec. 1 and 22 at 11, Birmingham : Off. Ass. Bit- To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or tleston; Sols. Wilkinson, Walsall ; James, Birmingham.

before the Day of Meeting. Pet, d. Nov. 16.

Matthew James Popplewell, Clement's-lane, London, mere JAMES DAVIES, Cradley Heath, Staffordshire, licensed chant, Dec. 12 at 2, London.--Henry Andreuis Simon, Al.

victualler, Dec. ) and 22 at 11, Birmingham : Off. Ass. bion-road, Wandsworth-road, boarding-house keeper, Dec. 12 Christie ; Sols. Motteram & Knight, Birmingham.-Pet, d. at 1, London.- Thomas Bishop and William Bishop, White Nov. 15.

Lion-street, Bishopsgate, builders, Dec. 12 at half-past 12, LEVI BAUGH, Wallbrook, Sedgley, Staffordshire, publican, London.-Emilio Vistrucci, Bedford-street, Bedford-square,

Dec. 1 and 22 at 11, Birmingham : Off, Ass. Bittleston ; general commission agent, Dec. 11 at 2, London.-Thomas

Sols. Smith, Horsley Heath; Motteram & Knight, Bir. Sloper, White Horse-terrace, Stepney, auctioneer, Dec. 11 at mingham.- Pet. d. Oct. 19.

12, London.-George Pyne, Bristol, cordwainer, Dec. 18 at JOHN ALLEN and JOSEPH MOORE, Birmingham, 11, Bristol.-David Norbury, Chorley and Alderley, Cheshire,

dealers and chapmen, Dec. 1 at 11, and Jan. 10 at half- cattle dealers, Dec. 12 at 12, Manchester.-John Henry Mills, past 12, Birmingham : Off. Ass. Whitmore; Sols. C. & H. Horton, Bradford, Yorkshire, stuff merchant, Nov. 23 at 11, Wright, Birmingham.-Pet. d. Nov. 19.

Leeds, (and not Sheffield, as before advertised). HOPKIN EUSTANCE, Neath, Glamorganshire, dealer I'll be granted, unless an appeal be duly entered.

and chapman, Dec. 3 and Jan. 8 at 11, Bristol : Off. Ass. Robert Wall, Piccadilly, saddler.-James Turner, HedgeAcraman ; Sols. Henderson & Co., Bristol ; Cuthbertson, row, Islington, draper.— Louis Lichtenstein, Great St. Helens, Neath, Glamorganshire. -- Pet. f. Nov. 16.

London, merchant.-David Edwards the younger, Landport, WILLIAM HENRY SAUNDERS, Cardiff, Glamorgan- Portsea, corn factor.-Wilfrid Latham, Liverpool, commis

shire, dealer and chapman, Dec. 3 and Jan. 8 at 11, Bris- sion merchant.-Louis Selig, Liverpool, trader. --John Strong tol : Off. Ass. Acraman; Sol. Prideaux, Bristol.- Pet. f. the younger, Birkenhead, Cheshire, steam-boat owner.- Richd. Nov.9.

Birtwistle, Bury, Lancashire, innkeeper.-William Mellor, JAMES DARLING, Sheffield, Yorkshire, grocer, Dec. 8 Chorley and Alderley, Cheshire, cattle dealer.- Joseph James

and Jan. 19 at 10, Sheffield : Off. Ass. Brewin; Sols. Hoole Brierley and Robert Arrowsmith the younger, Manchester, & Yeomans, Sheffield. — Pet. d. Nov. 9.

silk manufacturers. JAMES RILEY, Chester, dealer and chapman, Dec. 4 and

PETITION DISMISSED. 31 at 11, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Cazenove; Sol. Rymer, James Choat, Bishopsgate-street Within, tailor. Liverpool. - Pet. f. Nov. 17.

PARTNERSHIP DISSOLVED. THOMAS CARRUTHERS, Manchester, dealer and chap- Edward Lawrence Gibbs and Thomas Barnes Couchman,

man, Nov. 30 and Dec. 21 at 12, Manchester : Off. Ass. Henley, Arden, Warwickshire, attornies-at-law, solicitors, and Hernaman; Sol. Taylor, Manchester.--Pet. f. Nov. 12. conveyancers, (under the style or firm of Gibbs & Couchman).

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Just published, a New Edition, being the Fourth, of SHIPPERS, OUTFITTERS, &c. WHEREAS it has lately come to my knowledge that some unprincipled CIPLES of the LAW of REAL PROPERTY; intended as a person or persons have for some time past been imposing upon the First Book for the use of Students in Conveyancing. By JOSHUA public, by selling to the Trade and others A spurious article under the WILLIAMS, Esq., of Lincoln's-inn, Barrister at Law. In 1 vol. 8vo, name of BOND'S PERMANENT MARKING INK; this is to give priec 188. cloth boards. Notice, that I am the original and sole Proprietor and Manufacturer of

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