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HEREFORDSHIRE: To be SOLD by Auction of THOMAS EYRE, assignee of Richard: Solun Hickmickbankrupt,

SPECIAL APPEAL for the POOR.-SOUP KITCHEN, THE LANDS IMPROVEMENT COMPANY, incor

Ham-yard, Great Windmill-street, St. James's.-The severity of porated by special Act of Parliament for England and Scotland. the present winter has driven a largely increased number of indigent -To Landowners, the Clergy, Solicitors, Surveyors, Estate Agents, and unemployed persons to seek the assistance of this charity; and &c.--Loans may be contracted for the execution by the proprietor, or although upwards of 1000 have been daily served with a meal of good by the Company, of every landed improvement, especially drainage, soup and bread, it is painful to state that from want of funds many building, clearing, inclosing, warping, irrigation, embanking, reclacould have no relief.

mation, roads, planting, machinery, &c. The plans (of buildings), The Committee, therefore, call upon the public to aid them in their specifications, and estimates are prepared by the proprietors, and are endeavour to alleviate the suffering around, and to visit the Kitchen at submitted to the approval of the Inclosure Commissioners. Proprietors three o'clock, and witness the great amount of benefit afforded.

may avail themselves of the powers of the Act to recover from the Contributions thankfully received at the Bankers, Messrs. Barnett, inheritance their own funds to be expended on improvements. They Hoare, & Co., Lombard-street; at the Union Bank of London, Pall-mall may also apply jointly for the execution of a mutual improvement, East; by the Treasurer, Mr. W. J. Golbourne, Princes-street, Leicester- such as a common outfall, &c. For forms of application, &c., apply square; and at the Office, Ham-yard.

to the Hon. William Napier, Managing Director, 2, Old Palace-yard, By order of the Committee,

Westminster. Feb. 10, 1855.

JOHN HOBSON, Sec.

INCUMBERED ESTATES COMMISSION.-- Notice to

Claimants and Incuinbrancers. In the matter of the ESTATE (to a Decree of the

, William Hicks, Henry High Court of Chancery, made in a cause of “Harris v. Watkins"), Edmund Hicks, and Frederick Benjamin Hicks, infants, by Edmond at the Mitre Hotel, in the city of Hereford, on Thursday, March 29,

Johnston Figgis, their guardian and next friend, petitioners.--The at 3 o'clock.--Lot 1. TWO MESSUAGES or TENEMENTS, situate

Commissioners having ordered a sale of the upper mills of Loader's in Church-street, in the city of Hereford, held for the remainder of a park, near Harolds, and the mill-ponds and watercourses thereto term of twenty-nine years from the 2nd February, 1833, granted by the belonging, and the machinery and utensils therein, and Loader's-parkcustos and vicars of Hereford Cathedral, and renewable septennially on

fields, situate in the baronies of Newcastle and Upper Cross and county payment of a fine. Lot 2. A Farm at Tupsley, in the county of Here

of Dublin, and the lands of Kilmacanogue, situate in the half barony of ford, within two miles of the city of Hereford, comprising a farm-house

Rathdown and county of Wicklow, all parties objecting to a sale of the and buildings, and 56A. IR. 37p. of arable, meadow, and orchard land, of said lands, or having any claims thereon, are hereby required to take which about twenty-eight acres are copyhold of inheritance, and the re

notice of such order. Dated this 6th day of February, 1855. mainder leasehold for lives, held under the Bishop of Hereford. This

HENRY CAREY, Secretary, lot is now in the occupation of Mr. Richard Phillips, at a yearly rent of

WILLIAM WHITTON, Solicitor, (having carriage of sale), 801. Lot 3. Pour Inclosures of Meadow Land, at Tupsley aforesaid, called

18, Middle Gardiner-street, Dublin. Barnes Meadow and Bridge-green Meadow, containing 15A. IR. 11p. Barnes Meadow is leasehold for lives, chald under the Bishonis folisten URGENT APPEAL to the WEALTHY.In

consequence the occupation of Messrs. E. L. Bristow and S. Jones, at rents amount

ber of destitute sick persons, more especially unfortunate females, ing to $81. per annum. It is the custom of the Bishop of Hereford suffering under aggravated and contagious diseases, have sought refuge to renew, on the dropping of a life, the leases, on payment of a fine. at the ROYAL FREE HOSPITAL, Gray's-inn-road. From vant of Should this lot not be sold, it is intended to offer Barnes Meadow (con- funds alone the medical officers have been compelled to refuse them taining 12 acres, and let at 307.) as one lot, and Bridge-green Meadow

admission into the wards, although many of the wretched applicants (containing 3A. IR. 11P., and let at 81. per annum), as another separate had neither home no bed. Unless timely aid can be given, numbers lot. Printed particulars, with a map of the second and third lots, may

of these poor sufferers must perish. The Hospital has three large be had gratis of Messrs. Smith & Son, 16, Southampton-street, Blooms

wards unoccupied, which may be at once made available if this appeal hury; Messrs. Robinson, Queen-street-place; and Messrs. Hall &

is responded to by the merciful and affluent. John Masterinan, Esq., Hunt, New Boswell-court, Solicitors, London; of Mr. Humfrys, Mr.

M.P., Nicholas-lane, is treasurer, and by whom donations will be Pritchard, and Mr. Symonds, Solicitors; of Mr. W. H. Apperley, Land

thankfully received; also by the following bankers:-Messrs. Coutts & Surveyor; the Auctioneer; and place of sale, Hereford.

Co.; Drummond & Co.; Herries & Co.; Ransom & Co.; Prescott, Grote, & Co.; Smith, Payne, & Co.; Glyn & Co.; Jones Loyd & Co.; Barelay

& Co.; Denison & Co.; Williams, Deacon, & Co.; Overend, Gurney, & IN ; Dear Liverpool.-Freehold and Copyhold Estate.-To be SOLD

Co.; Masterman & Co.; by Messrs. Nisbet & Co., Berners-street; and at by AUCTION, by Messrs. THOMAS WINSTANLEY & SONS,

the Hospital. at the Clarendon Rooms, Liverpool, on Thursday, the 15th day of March, 1855, at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, in one lot, pursuant to an

L ONDON HOSPITAL, February 21, 1855.-A QUAR

TERLY GENERAL COURT of the Governors of this Institution Order of the High Court of Chancery made in the above cause, and with the approbation of the Vice-Chancellor Sir John Stuart, the Judge

will be held here on Wednesday, the 7th day of March next, at 1 o'clock to whose Court the said cause is attached, a FREEHOLD and COPY- precisely, to receive the Report of the House Committee for the past HOLD ESTATE, situate at West Derby, consisting of a copyhold three months, and on other business. messuage or tenement, outbuildings, kitchen and pleasure gardens,

To this Court will be submitted the following resolution, passed at together with three crofts, closes, or parcels of land thereunto belong

a Special Meeting of the House Committee held on the 30th day of ing, situate and being near Club Moor,

within and held of the manor of January last, viz. :West Derby, Lancashire, and estimated to contain, with a small piece

" That, considering the very onerous nature of the duties devolving of land laid thereto as an incroachment from the waste, three acres of

on the Chaplain of this Hospital, it be recommended to the next Quarthe large measure there used, or thereabouts; and a freehold feld, terly General Court, with a view to the performance of the said duties called Hawkhurst, situate in Club Moor aforesaid, and containing in the most satisfactory manner, that power be granted to the House 1A. IR. 5p. of the large measure there used, or thereabouts; which said

Committee to appoint a Non-Resident Assistant Chaplain, the various freehold and copyhold estate contains in the whole eight statute acres

details connected with the office (except the amount of salary, which is or thereabouts of excellent land, well situate for building purposes, and hereby proposed to be limited to 1001. per annum) being left to the conabutting upon the valuable properties of John Pemberton Heywood, sideration of the House Committee." Esq., and Benjamin H. Jones, Esq., and late in the occupation of the

WM. J. NIXON, Secretary. defendant, John Holme, but now of Mr. William Walton, as yearly tenant, at 801. per annum. The copyhold part of the premises is subject

CHARITY, and POLICY UNITED. -The MARINE to a yearly quit rent of 25. 4d., and to a nominal fine on death or alien

SOCIETY in the past year trained on board the Society's ship, ation. The freehold part is subject to a perpetual yearly rent of

and clothed and fitted out for the Royal Navy, Indian Navy, and the 17. 168. 2d. The premises may be viewed by permission of the tenant, ignorance and the innumerable dangers of a life of idleness, are now

mercantile marine, 455 poor and destitute boys, who, rescued from and particulars and conditions may be had of Mr. Potts, Solicitor, 1, Lancaster-place, Strand, London; of Mr. Fluker, Solicitor, 10, Symond's- stimulated to support themselves by the exertions of their own industry; inn, Chancery-lane, London; of Mr. William Hinde, Solicitor, Peel's

a heavy burthen is thus removed from their distressed parents and buildings, Harrington-street, Liverpool; of Mr. James Nicholson, Soli

friends, whilst the boys have obtained employment in a service most citor, Warrington; at the Clarendon Rooms aforesaid; and of Messrs.

useful to the country. Winstanley & Sons, Liverpool.

Since the formation of this Society, nearly a century ago, it has clothed and fitted out 90,000 individuals for the sea service, and it is hoped that

an institution so highly beneficial will ever commend itself to the support CONTRACT FOR IRON TANKS. DEPARTMENT of the ACOMPTROLLER for VICTUALLING and

of the British public. TRANSPORT SERVICES, Somerset-place, Feb. 3, 1855.

At this juncture, when large demands on the Society's funds may be

expected, it becomes necessary to appeal to the liberality of the beneTHE Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord High volent for increased donations and subscriptions.

Admiral of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland do Contributions of any amount towards the further support of this hereby give notice, that on Thursday, the 1st of March next, at 1 o'clock, national charity will be thankfully received at the offices of the Society they will be ready to treat with such persons as may be willing to in Bishopsgate-street. CONTRACT for SUPPLYING, and delivering into her Majesty's Vic

T. P. RUST, Secretary. tualling Stores at Deptford, all such IRON TANKS, and spare articles, and articles for repairs, as shall from time to time be required, under a contract for three years certain, and afterwards until the expiration of mittee of the SAMARITAN INSTITUTION (President, the three months' warning.

Most Noble the Marquis of BRISTOL) earnestly solicit the ASSISTPatterns of the tanks and articles may be seen at the Victualling-yard | ANCE of the wealthy at this trying season to the poor, when great at Deptford, and a form of the tender and the conditions of the contract numbers flock into the metropolis from all parts of the country, in conmay be obtained at the said office; or on application to Commander sequence of the want of out-door employment. Of this class 3000 have Bevis, at Liverpool; or the Collector of Customs, at Bristol. No tender been

relieved at the Institution during the past week. Immediate aid is will be received after 1 o'clock on the day of treaty, por any noticed, required to enable the Committee to continue the daily relief. unless made on the printed form provided for the purpose.

Contributions thankfully received by Messrs. Glyn, Mills, & Co., LomEvery tepdet must be addressed to the Secretary of the Admiralty, bard-street; Charles Maddock, Esq., M. A., Serjeant's-inn, Temple; and - and bear in the left-hand comer the words "Tender for Tanks;" and at the Institution, Victoria-street, Farringdon-street, by must also be delivered at Somerset-place.

S. E. PACK BARBER, Secretary.

to .

CONTENTS. Leading Article ....

67

VICE-CHANCELLOR Wood's COURT. Notes of the Week..

68

By MATTHEW B. BEGBIE, Barrister at Law. Mortgage Acknowledgment within Stat. 3 & 4 Will. 4, Law y. The London Indisputable Life Policy Com. c. 27, s. 28

68 pany and Robertson.-(Life assurance-Interest The Religion of Foundlings 69 of insured)

178 London Gazettes..........

71

COURT or QUEEN's Bench.
NAMES OF THE CASES REPORTED.

By G.J. P. SMITH and W. B. BRETT, Barristers at Law.
COURT OF CHANCERY.

Reg. v. The Inhabitants of the Township of Halifax.By T. EDWARDS, Barrister at Law.

(Settlement by estate-Estate acquired by marUnderwood v. Wing.–(Contemporaneous drowning no

riage--Yearly tenancy - Tenancy at will-Prepresumption of survivorship-Will, construction of

sumption-Ground of appeal)

181 -Condition precedent)

169

COURT OF COMMON PLEAS.
COURT OF APPEAL IN CHANCERY.

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

Mays v. Cannell.-(Arbitration-Certainty and fina. By F. FISHER, Barrister at Law. Pomfret o. Perring:-(Power of revocation and new

lity of award Ejectment General award in

favour of the lessors of the plaintiff good)... 183 appointment- When exercised, and when not, by

Shaw v. Hughes.-(Practice- Refusing money tengeneral words of appointment expressing an inten

dered through a judge's summonstion to exercise all powers of appointment given or

-Costs)

186 limited to the appointor)......

EXCHEQUER CHAMBER.

By H. MACNAMARA, Barrister at Law.
ROLLS COURT.

Elliott v. Bishop.-(Special case, error upon-Com-
By G. Y. Robson, Barrister at Law.

mon-law Procedure Act, 1852, sects. 46, 47 Lloyd o. Cocker.-(Ante-nuptial settlement-Vested

Common-law Procedure Act, 1854, sect. 32) 187 or contingent interests-Mistake-Reformation).. 174

COURT OF EXCHEQUER.
VICE-CHANCELLOR KINDERSLEY'S COURT.

By W. M. Best, Barrister at Law.
By C. MARETT, Barrister at Law.

Honeyball v. Bloomer.-(15 & 16 Vict. c. 83, ss. 41, Chater o. Maclean.-(Solicitor-Receiver - Partner) 175 43-Patent Particulars of objections - Costs— VICE-CHANCELLOR STUART'S COURT,

Certificate)

188 By T. F. MORSE, Barrister at Law.

Hernaman v. Smith.-(County Court-9 f. 10 Vict. Dunne 0. Dunne.-(Will- Construction-Condition

c. 95, s. 60-Jurisdiction-Cause of Action-Ac. that "he or they" should reside at F. A.-Mar

tion for reward)

190 ried woman-Non-residence- Forfeiture-Tenant

COURT OF ADMIRALTY. for life-Mansion-house- Obligation to make re

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

The Johannes Christoph.-(Law of foreign country) .. 192

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THE JURIST.

procure his property to be swept away, and a frau

dulent preference to be obtained over all his other creLONDON, MARCH 3, 1855.

ditors.

“ That the provisions of the said bill, by which Since our last number, in which we called attention indorsers as well as acceptors and drawers of bills and to the bills before Parliament for facilitating remedies notes are rendered indiscriminately liable to have a upon bills of exchange and promissory notes, a meeting judgment recorded against them, and their property or of bankers, merchants, and lawyers, convened specially persons seized in execution in eight days after dishonour for the discussion of this subject, has been held at Bir- of a bill or note which they were not primarily liable mingham. The main objections urged upon this occa- to pay, are calculated to create great distrust and alarm sion to the legislative measures alluded to were, that a amongst the commercial classes of this country, and peculiar character would be given to negotiable instru seriously to interfere and diminish the use of bills of ments, by which the holders would be placed in a more exchange and promissory notes as a medium of circulafavourable position than other creditors; that they tion, and to create great confusion and inconvenience in would resemble cognovits or warrants of attorney, the negotiation of foreign bills of exchange, which are rather than the old mercantile letter; that circulation remitted to this country in payment in the ordinary of good bills would be restricted, and the only parties course of business. benefited would be the bill-discounters; that of the

6. That such an enactment will be directly opposite immense number of bills sent out, very few compara- to the policy of the law, unless further provisions are tively were dishonoured; and that the large commer- introduced, by which proceedings against the trader on cial towns were not desirous of any change.

a dishonoured bill or note shall be made to result in an The following paragraphs contain the leading argu- equal distribution of his property amongst all the crements used by the objectors in their own language, and ditors, and not on the preference of one creditor over are inserted in the petition which they have presented another; and your petitioners submit that if the said to Parliament:

bill is passed into a law in its present form, greater “ That by the provisions of this bill, (Mr. Keating's facilities for the perpetration of fraud will be created bill), an overdue bill of exchange or promissory note than at present exist, and greater evils arise than any will have all the force and effect of a secret security which are now felt by reason of frivolous or vexatious available in eight days against the property and per- defences to actions on bills of exchange or promissory son of a trader, which, besides giving an undue advan- notes under the existing law. tage to the creditor whose bill or note happens to be “ That whilst the power of defending an action to first dishonoured, will make a trader, by a collusive gain time may be sometimes frivolously and vexaarrangement with a friendly or family creditor, to / tiously used, it is more frequently adopted by traders No. 8, Vol. I., New SERIES.

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