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and interference being removed, while the intelligent viction, knowing that the magistrates will otherwise 'impulse and opportunity were given to all sound sug: compel them, 101. 'gestions, a new authority, absolutely irresponsible, and “Advantages of non-interference by, with parish . incapable of even those means of getting at the need authorities, 99, 106, 266. 'ful knowledge which a single justice may have, was “Some of the most enlightened admit the evils of

set up; and those who are most interested in bringing their interference, 126, 127, 128.” about the best results, who are alone able to know all And at p. 373 of the same volume we find the folthe facts, and whose unfettered action it was that had lowing passage:-“Mr. Docwra attributed the bad before been mischievously interfered with, were abso- character and conduct of the native population to the lutely deprived of all action, responsibility, and control countenance and support which the magistrates afford whatever.

to the complaints of paupers, against which he declared “By the unconstitutional measure which was passed all resistance on the part of the overseers to be vain; (in 1834, known as the Poor-law Amendment Act, and he accounted for the good conduct of the ex* Parliament abdicated both its fundamental duties and parishioners by the fact of their having no power to its functions. Power, which Parliament has no con- appiy to the magistrates, and being in consequence ‘stitutional authority to delegate at all, was pretended solely dependent on character for employment.” to be given to an entirely irresponsible and secret Again: in the Commissioners' Report (1834) we body to make rules and orders at its arbitrary plea- meet with the following evidence, which appears to be sure, which overseers of the poor and all such officers quite conclusive:should be obliged lo obey. Instead of the parishes “ The opinion of many of the most experienced maobtaining what was needed—a more thorough and in- gistrates themselves coincides with that expressed by dependently responsible control over their own officers occupiers and overseers, that the over liberality of ma'-all control whatever was taken away. The parish has gistrates in granting relief has been a principal cause of to pay the poor rates, and that is, practically, nearly the high rates, and of the dependence of labourers on all that is left to it. It has no sort of control, direct the parish. În many instances they have adopted a or indirect, over the expenditure or application of the dictatorial tone to the parish overseers, which has inrates, nor over the officers who administer them. duced men of respectability to avoid the office." (P. 138, ‘Thus indifference is engendered, and a moral degra- | 8vo. ed.)

dation, of the most injurious and debasing character Another assistant commissioner says, “The effect and tendency, is enforced; while, on the other hand, upon the vestries, I was led to believe, was to cause social treachery, and secret sycophaney, and moral many respectable persons to refrain from attending." and intellectual subserviency are cherished and re- (P.141, Id.). In other words, to destroy altogether the warded.

constitutional and common-law powers of the most an“The overseer is no longer, therefore, the officer of cient of our institutions, upon the healthy and efficient that name found in the acts of Elizabeth. He has working of which, more than any other institution

now only to do the bidding of others, either as dic- whatever, depends the cultivation of the qualities that * tated by statute or by irresponsible functionaries. He distinguish Englishmen from beasts and slaves.

cannot exercise his own intelligence and zeal in the Why, then, it may be asked, instead of at least first “ endeavour to do what he can discover to be best for trying the experiment of taking from these magistrates the common good of all his neighbours, after confer- their unconstitutional and most pernicious powers, was ring, as the statutes of Elizabeth required him to do the expedient at once resorted to of appointing a cencontinually, with the church wardens and other over- tral board, with a monstrously cumbrous and costly, as seers.” (Pp. 128–130).

well as unconstitutional and inefficient, machinery? It There was unquestionably a vast body of most would lead us too far out of our way at present to give valuable evidence regarding the condition of the agri- a full answer to this question; but we have said enough cultural labourers in particular, and the administration to shew that the clear and simple course now is to of the Poor Laws, collected by the Poor-law Commission sweep away this central board, with all its appendage of Inquiry which was appointed in 1832, and made rubbish, and to take from the magistrates all power of their report in 1834. This evidence is particularly dictating to or interfering with parishes in this unconfull on the subject of the pernicious effects of the in- stitutional manner. terference of the magistrates with the free and healthy The following passage on the subject of public footaction of the ancient constitutional and common-law paths will give some idea of the thoroughly practical authorities of the parish. As the majority of the com- character of the work before us:missioners were unquestionably men of average vera- " It is of great importance that it be always borne in city and honour, there is no attempt to suppress this mind that footpaths are included within all the liabievidence. On the contrary, it is brought out with the lities and responsibilities as to high ways. It is not the most complete fulness and effect. In the volume of mode of passage that makes a road a highway; it is “Extracts from the Information received by His Ma- 'the fact of the right of the public to pass over itjesty's Commissioners as to the Administration and whether by foot, horse, or carriage is all one as reOperation of the Poor Laws,” published " by autho-gards the law and the principle. A field footpath is rity,” in 1833, this important point is particularly and just as much a highway as the broadest carriage road repeatedly insisted upon. This volume contains a very in the land. The highway surveyors are just as much carefully prepared table of “contents,” also published bound to keep the former open, in good repair, and “by authority,” from which it will be sufficient to 'freed from any obstruction, as the latter. This is too quote two or three of the heads under the title “ Ma- often forgotten. It is well remarked by a writer gistrates,” with the references in support of them. • already quoted, that under the common law no dis

'tinction can be found between footpaths and carriage Magistrates.

roads; the right of the public is of exactly the same “Support persons of vicious habits, in opposition to quality over the one as over the other, and it ought the parochial authorities, 4, 29, 98, 108, 118, 119, 120, to receive the same support in both instances. It is 121, 123, 125, 126, 150, 160, 162, 262, 263, 374, 375, frequently asserted that footpaths are very injurious 376, 203.

'to the property over which they pass. This I deny, if " Injurious effects of interference with parish autho- 'it be meant that they are injurious to the quantum of rities, 101, 166, 204, 373.

property vested in the owner. The soil is not so va“ Overseers act mischievously, contrary to their con- ·luable as it otherwise would be, but it is as productive

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as it ever has been to the proprietor; and it was with 19. How mortgages are to be made. reference to its present capability that he purchased 20. Conveyances and other instruments exempted from the estate. Every right of way is a public easement, stamp duty. which must have been acquired with the consent of

21. Stannaries charged to be apportioned. the owner of the soil; [more correctly, which was re

22. Award may be revoked in certain events. served and retained to the public use when the rest with under this act.

23. Three parts of the county of Lincoln, how to be dealt of the land, at first altogether common, was allowed

24. How the several quotas shall be paid. to be appropriated to separate proprietorship.] In

25. Parts of Lincolnshire to be separate counties, with refealmost every instance the closing a public way for rence to contributions from boroughs and franchises. the benefit of the proprietor is an absolute gift, without

26. Isle of Ely to contribute in certain proportion to county consideration, to an individual, out of the possessions of of Cambridge. the public*.' There has of late years been a systematic 27. Quotas of the county and isle to be raised separately. course of attempts by owners of land or their agents 28. In settling proportion contributable by boroughs, &c., to close public footpaths. Formerly this could not be the isle to be included in the county. done. The periodical inquiries that took place kept 29. Proportions contributable by franchises and places ex. every man's attention alive to such attempts, and gave empt from county rates. a ready and certain remedy against them. The attempts

30. Berwick-upon-Tweed to be deemed part of Northum

berland. that now take place are made because no such wholesome check exists, but they are not less made in de

31. Landed estate to qualify officers of militia may be in fiance of law and right. They are made because it is any part of the United Kingdom.

32. Sect. 65 of the 42 Geo. 3, c. 90, repealed. thought that no individual man will run the risks of

33. Drummers offending in certain cases, how to be dealt 'a contest on the question. It is the duty of the high-with. way surveyors, on behalf of the community they act 34. Permanent staff to be billeted. 'for, to watch these things, and to resist every attempt 35. Repeal of the 16 & 17 Vict. c. 133, except sects. 1 and 2. 'to close or divert any footpath. The public field paths 36. Deputy lieutenants to aid in raising volunteers for the

of England are the most valuable possession of the militia. poor of England. They constitute no less one of the 37. Notices of general and subdivision meetings to be sent great charms of the country to every man of taste and to deputy lieutenants by post. 'feeling. But to the poor man they are the chief means 38. Times and places of exercise to be appointed without of health, and the great helps in what is to him income, general meetings of lieutenancy, namely, time and distance. They are as much his

39. How notices of times and places of exercise to be given.

40. Penalties for fraudulent re-enlistment. birthright and inheritance and property as the acres they lie over are those of the proprietors whose agents re.enlistment in the militia to send report of conviction to

41. The justice before whom a militiaman is convicted of 'seek to improve that property by depriving others Secretary-at-War. of their rights and property. It is as much a fraud 42. Power to discharge men from the militia who have

and a robbery and a crime against society and the enlisted in the regular forces. state to stop up a public footpath, over which the 43. Provision for withholding payment of bounty from men 'poor man is accustomed to pass, as it is to stop the wrongfully absent from training.

rich man on the highway and demand his money or 44. Inrolment in militia not to cause forfeiture of any inte• his life.” (Pp. 315—317).

rest in any benefit society. (To be continued).

45. Punishment of men not attending or absenting themselves during training, and not taken till after.

46. Provision for apprehension of militiamen not attending PUBLIC GENERAL STATUTES.

or absenting themselves during training. 17 & 18 VICTORIÆ.-SESSION 2.

47. Penalty for inducing militiamen to absent themselves,

or harbouring or employing militiamen absenting themselves. (Continued from p. 392).

48. Penalty for buying arms or militia stores.

49. Recovery of penalties. CAP. CV.

50. Application of certain penalties. An Act to amend the Laws relating to the Militia in England 51. Application of penalties on militiamen. and Wales.

[11th August, 1854.] 52. Sect. 98 of stat. 42 Geo. 3, c. 90, suspended. Sect. 1. Parts of the 16 & 17 Vict. c. 116, repealed.

53. Volunteers under instruction in the army to be under 2. Place for militia storehouse to be provided. Storehouse Mutiny Act.

54. Act to extend to stannaries of Cornwall and Devon. to be exempt from local rates. 3. Sale of place which is not required.

55. Secretary of State to have power to move regiments not 4. Expense of storehouse, how to be provided for.

embodied into any quarters in the United Kingdom. 5. Power to borrow on mortgage of the county rates.

56. Persons qualified to act as surgeons in the army to be 6. Justices to provide for interest on mortgages and repay

beld to be qualified for the militia.

57. Short title. ment of principal.

58. Interpretation. 7. Power to reborrow. 8. Mortgages under former acts saved. 9. Acts done and contracts made by deputy lieutenants shall An Act for amending the Laws relating to the Militia, and

CAP. CVI. be valid. 10. Powers given by this act to extend to militia of the city

raising a Volunteer Militia Force, in Scotland. of London.

[11th August, 1854.]

Sect. 1. Short title. 11. Municipal boroughs exempt from county rate to contribute in due proportion.

Appointment of Lieutenants, Deputy Lieutenants, and 12. Mode of assessing the proportions payable by the bo

Officers. roughs.

2. Her Majesty to appoint lieutenants of counties, who shall 13. Manner in which the award is to be made.

appoint deputies and officers of militia, whose names and ranks 14. Arbitrator to be appointed in default of agreement.

shall be certified to her Majesty. 15. Vacancies in arbitrators to be supplied.

3. Vice-lieutenant, authorised by the lieutenant, may, in his 16. Power to inspect rates. Penalty.

illness, &c., grant commissions and act as lieutenant. 17. The borough treasurer to pay the sums awarded to the 4. Three deputy lieutenants may be authorised to act when county treasurer.

the lieutenant shall be out of the kingdom, or where there shall 18. Borough may borrow money on mortgage.

be none.

5. Commissions not to be vacated by the revocation of the * Wellbeloved on Highways, pref., p. 8.

power of the grantor.

may, with

Qualifications of Deputy Lieutenants and Officers.

Regulations for Training and Exercise. 6. Qualifications of vice-lieutenants, deputy lieutenants, and 43. Lieutenants, with approbation of a Secretary of State, officers, except within the city of Edinburgh.

to provide places for exercise. 7. Qualifications within the city and county of the city of 44. Regulations for sending notice of the times and places Edinburgh.

of exercise. 8. The lieutenant, with the approbation of her Majesty, 45. Her Majesty may cause militia to be called out for train. may appoint the provost of any royal burgh, or three resident ing more than once in a year. persons, to be deputies of the sub-division.

46. Secretary of State may cause militia to be exercised out 9. Qualification of deputy lieutenant or officer may arise of their own counties, and her Majesty may extend or reduce from personal estate.

the period of exercise. 10. Persons holding certain military ranks may be appointed

Regulations for embodying Militia. field officers, though not possessed of property qualifications. 47. In cases of actual invasion, rebellion, &c., her Majesty 11. No qualification required under rank of captain.

may order the militia to be embodied, and put under the comGeneral Meetings of Lieutenancy.

mand of general officers, &c., and led by their respective 12. General meetings of lieutenancy to be held only in cer.

officers into any part of Great Britain. tain cases.

48. When the militia is ordered out, the county lieutenants

shall issue orders to the schoolmasters, &c. Mode of Appointment and Rank of Officers.

49. While any part of the militia shall continue embodied, 13. Secretary of State may make regulations as to appoint- her Majesty may order any not embodied to be drawn out, to ment of officers.

be mustered, trained, and exercised. 14. Existing officers who are qualified for service may con

Billeting &c. of Militiamen. tinue. Officers not so continued shall retain their ranks.

50. Justices, &c. may billet the militia when called out to 15. Rank of officers accepting commissions in other regi. annual exercise, and, when not called out, may order quarters ments.

for the non-commissioned officers and drummers. 16. How the field officers shall be appointed. As to a

51. Directing how militiamen falling sick on the march are county not furnishing sufficient men for a company.

to be relieved. 17. Where commandant shall be absent from Great Britain, her Majesty may direct the officer next in command to act for Regulation of Punishment of Militia during Exercise, or wher

embodied. him, who shall be vested with the same powers till the com

52. Officers, &c, may be tried by a court-martial for offences mandant shall return, and notify his arrival. Orders given by

committed. the commandant, &c. for clothing or accoutrements shall be completed, and the money paid to his order, though he may months after training or being disembodied.

53. But charges to be made out and delivered within six leave Great Britain.

54. Volunteers under instruction in the army to be under 18. How the captains and subalterns shall be appointed. 19. Her Majesty may direct supernumerary officers to be Mutiny Act.

Constitution of Courts-martial. appointed to men trained for the service of artillery.

55. General courts-martial may be appointed. Pay and 20. The lieutenant authorised to name the colonel

allowance to officers. the approbation of her Majesty, appoint a surgeon. 21. Her Majesty to appoint adjutants from the army or mi

56. Regimental courts-martial may be appointed. litia, who shall preserve their rank in the army, and may be for a certain period, and if not then restored they shall be

57. Non-commissioned officers may be reduced to privates appointed to the rank of captain. 22. Her Majesty to appoint quartermasters, &c., and

discharged. colonels to appoint corporals and drummers. Colonel may

Punishment of Desertion from Militia when not embodied. appoint drum-major. While militia is embodied, colonels to 58. Men not appearing at the time and place of exercise, or appoint sergeants; but no publican shall be a sergeant, cor- absenting themselves during that time, if not taken till after. poral, or drummer.

wards, shall forfeit 101., or be committed for three months. 23. No adjutant, &c. to be appointed captain of a company.

59. Penalties for fraudulent re-enlistment. 24. Extra drummers may be kept as fifers or musicians, at 60. The justice before whom a militiaman is convicted of the expense of the regiment.

enlistment in the regular forces or re-enlistment in the militis 25. Oath to be taken by persons entering militia.

to send report of conviction to Secretary-at-War.

61. Power to discharge men from the militia who have enRaising of Men for the Militia.

listed in the regular forces. 26. Number of militia to be raised.

62. Provision for withholding payment of bounty from men 27. Quotas of counties to be fixed by Order in Council. wrongfully absent from training.

28. Her Majesty may direct into what regiments, &c. mili- 63. Drummers or buglers offending in certain cases, how tia shall be formed, and with what officers and staff.

to be dealt with. 29. Militiamen to be raised by voluntary enlistment.

64. In case of discharge for misconduct, the cause of dis30. The number not raised by enlistment in any county may charge to be certified on certificate of discharge. be authorised to be raised by enlistment as a supplemental corps 65. Provision for apprehension of militiamen not attending in another county.

or absenting themselves during training. 31. Volunteers to be raised for supplying the places of men 66. Penalty for inducing militiamen to absent themselves, whose time is about to expire, and for supplying vacancies by or barbouring or employing militiamen absenting themselves. death, &c.

Punishment for Sale, &c. of Arms, &c. 32. Volunteers to be sworn and inrolled.

67. Muskets to be marked, and if men sell or lose their 33. Secretary-at-War may make regulations for bounties, arms, &c., or neglect to return them in good order, they shali and age, height, &c. of men.

forfeit not exceeding 31., or be committed for not exceeding 34. Regulations to be laid before Parliament.

three months. Regulations for keeping of Arms and Stores.

68. Penalty for buying militia arms, &c. 35. Arms, &c. to be kept in a place appointed by the com

Miscellaneous Provisions. mandant, with the approbation of the county lieutenant, to be

69. Inrolment in militia not to cause forfeiture of any inunder the care of the quartermaster.

terest in any benefit society. 36. Place for militia storehouse to be provided.

70. Inrolment of servants shall not vacate their contracts 37. Expense of storehouse, how to be provided for.

with their masters unless the militia shall be embodied &c. 38. Commissioners may raise sums required by assessment Sheriff or two justices may settle disputes touching wages or by borrowing.

under 201. under Small Debt Acts. 39. Apportionment of assessment on burghs.

Recovery of Penalties, fc. 40. Power to Queen's Advocate to raise and apply assess- 71. How penalties shall be recovered, and how applied, ments.

where not otherwise directed by this act. 41. Conveyances, &c. exempt from stamp duty.

72. No order of conviction shall be removed out of the 42. Penalty for neglect of duty in clerks of supply.

county.

73. Application of certain penalties.

LAMBERT TATLEY, New Hall Mills, Ince, near Wigan, 74. Application of penalties on militiamen.

Lancashire, cotton spinner, dealer and chapman, Nov. 3 75. Justices may grant warrants for the citation of witnesses. and 24 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester : 76. Provisions of Twopenny Acts to extend to county lieu- Off. Ass. Hernaman ; Sol. Rowley, Manchester.-Petition enants and deputies.

filed Oct. 18. 77. Limitation of actions. Treble expenses.

THOMAS WHEELDON, Bakewell, Derbyshire, tailor and (To be continued).

woollendraper, dealer and chapman, Oct. 30 and Nov. 23 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester : Off.

Ass. Hernaman; Sols. Bowley, Nottingham; Roberts, London Gazettes.

Manchester.-Petition filed Oct. 10.

MEETINGS.

Thomas Shenton, Bethnal-green-road, Middlesex, grocer, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20.

Nov. 13 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London, last. ex.-Henry BANKRUPTS.

Knapp, Chelsea, Middlesex, builder, Nov. 2 at 11, Court of JAMES SURMAN, New Hampton, Middlesex, market gar

Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.- Wm. Adam, Great Tower-st., dener and dealer in beer, Oct. 26 (and not 24,'as before ad- London, merchant, Nov. 2 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, Lonvertised) and Nov. 23 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: sale clothier, Nov. 2 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud.

don, aud, ac.-G. F. Rossiter, London-wall, London, wholeOff. Ass. Bell; Sols. Messrs. Solomon, Fenchurch-street. ac. James Merchant, Foulmire, Cambridgeshire, grocer, Nov. -Petition filed Oct. 4. EDWARD HAWKINS, Ponsonby-street, Westminster,

2 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac. - Henry builder, Oct. 27 at 11, and Nov. 30 at 12, 'Court of Bank Cottman, Sandgate, Kent, grocer, Nov. 2 at 1, Court of Bank ruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Bell ; Sols. Messrs. Hopgood, road, 'St. Marylebone, Middlesex, jeweller, Nov. 2 at 12,

ruptcy, London, aud. ac.-Charles Henry May, EdgewareKing William-street, Strand.-Petition filed Oct. 17. CHARLES DEARIE, Frederick’s-place, Old Jewry, Lon Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-Wm. Long, Lamb's

don, merchant, dealer and chapman, (trading under the firm Conduit-street, Middlesex, baker, Nov. 2 at 12," Court of of Charles Dearie & Co.), Oct. 30 at 2, and Nov. 30 at 1. ton, Sussex, perfumer, Nov. 2 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy,

Charles T. Laycock, Brigh

Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-
Court of Bankruptcy, London : Off. Ass. Johnson ; Sols. London, aud. ac.-Wm. John Ward, Folkestone, Kent, inn-
Lawrance & Co., old Jewry-chambers. — Petition filed keeper, Nov. 2 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.

Oct. 18.
HARVEY MEADOWS, Warboys, Huntingdonshire, draper at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-E. Ground,

-B. R. Waite, Wormwood-street, London, butcher, Nov, 2 and grocer, dealer and chapman, Oct. 30 at half-past 12: Leverington Parsondrove, Cambridgeshire, grocer, Nov. 2 at and Nov. 30 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-Wm. Coveney, Ass

. Jobnson ; Sol. Jones, 15, Sise-lane, London.--Petition Manchester, silk manufacturer, Nov. 7 at 12, District Court filed Oct. 11. CHRISTOPHER CREW and CHRISTOPHER CREW of. Bankruptcy, Manchester, aud. ac. ; Nov. 14 at 12, div.

Richard Brownlow, Manchester, gum manufacturer, Nov. 2 the younger, Gertrude-street, Chelsea, Middlesex, builders,

at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester, and, ac.Oct. 28 at half-past 1, and Dec. 9 at 1, Court of Bank Benjamin James and Thomas G. Hardie, Newport, Monruptcy, London: Of. Ass. Pennell ; Sols. Grane & Co., mouthshire, builders, Nov. 16 at 11, District Court of Bank

23, Bedford-row.-Petition filed Oct. 17. GEORGE M‘MILLAN, Bennett-street, Blackfriars-road, ruptcy, Bristol, aud. ac. - Henry Amor, Bath, Somersetshire, Surrey, draper, dealer and chapman, Oct. 28 at 11, and shoemaker, Nov. 2 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bris

tol, aud. ac. - John Thomson and Wm. Leith, Liverpool, timDec. 9 at half-past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London : Off. ber merchants, Nov. 2 at ji, District Court of Bankruptcy, Ass. Nicholson ; Sols. J. & J. H. Linklater, 17, Sise-lane, Liverpool, aud. ac.- Frederick Smith, Standon, near Ware, London.-Petition dated Oct. 17.

Hertfordshire, miller, Nov. 10 at half-past 11, Court of Bank. WILLIAM YEATHERD BALL, Wood-street, Cheapside, ruptcy, London, div.

Isaac Jones and Mary Browne, HighLondon, and Holland-street, Blackfriars-road, Surrey, row, Knightsbridge, Middlesex, lead and glass merchants, Nov. wholesale glover, dealer and chapman, (trading under the 14 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-J. 0. Mason, firm of William Y. Ball & Co.), Oct. 28 at half-past 1, and John Mason, and Alfred Mason, New Broad-street, London, Dec. 9 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. merchants, Nov. 16 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, Nicholson ; Sols. Depree & Austen, 9, Lawrence-lane, div.-James Woods, Conduit-street, Bond-street, Middlesex, Cheapside.-Petition dated Oct. 20.

tailor, Nov. 14 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div. — JOHN HEWETT, (and not HEWITT, as before advertised), John Taylor, Hoxne, Suffolk, grocer, Nov. 14 at 1, Court of Leamington Priors, Warwickshire, brick maker, Oct. 27 Bankruptcy, London, div.John Bristow, Lewes, Sussex, tea and Nov. 16 at half-past 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, dealer, Nov. 14 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.Birmingham : Off. Ass. Christie; Sols. Overell, Leaming- Augustus Hounsham, Portsmouth, Southampton, grocer, Nov. ton Priors; Motteram & Knight, Birmingham.-Petition 14 at half-past 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.--Chas. dated Oct. 6.

James Sanders, Collingwood-street, Blackfriars-road, Surrey, HENRY MANTLE HITCHCOCK, Ilkeston, Derbyshire,

miller, dealer and chapman, Nov. 7 and 28 at 10, District provision merchant, Nov. 14 at ii, Court of Bankruptcy, Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham : Off. Ass. Harris ; Sol. Nov. 14 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div.-Peter

London, div.-Joseph Hill the younger, Southampton, builder, Spooner, Leicester. --Petition dated Oct. 12.

Perring Thoms, Warwick-square, Newgate-street, London, ROBERT LAMBERT, Liverpool

, merchant, outfitter, dealer printer, Nov. 11 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, Lonin tents, dealer and chapman, Nov. 3 and 30 at 11, District don, div. - James Sherman, Brentwood, Essex, grocer, Nov. Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Turner ; Sol. 11 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div. - Thos. ChapBlackhurst, Liverpool.-Petition filed Oct. 12. WILLIAM MOSS, Liverpool, cabinet maker, Oct. 31 and Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham, aud. ac. and div.

man, Leicester, worsted spinner, Nov. 21 at 10, District Nov. 22 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool :

CERTIFICATES. Off. Ass. Morgan; Sols. Evans & Son, Liverpool.-Petition filed Oct. 13.

To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or ISAAC FLETCHER, Liverpool, stock and share broker,

before the Day of Meeting. dealer and chapman, Nov. 3 and 30 at 11, District Court of Henry Knapp, Chelsea, Middlesex, builder, No . 13 at Bankruptcy, Liverpool: Off. Ass. Bird ; Sol. Dodge, Li- half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.--Charles Levet, verpool.- Petition filed Oct. 13.

Ely, Cambridgeshire, ironmonger, Nov. 11 at half.past 12, PETER ORMEROD, GEORGE HEYWORTH, TIMO- Court of Bankruptcy, London.—John Milner, Devonshire

THY HEYWORTH, EDMUND BRIDGE, and RO. street, Islington, Middlesex, stockbroker, Nov. 11 at half-past BERT CROSSLEY, Egypt Mill, near Rawtenstall, Lan. 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.- Wm. Yorke, Cheshunt, cashire, cotton manufacturers, dealers and chapmen, Oct. Hertfordshire, builder, Nov. 10 at half-past 12, Court of 31 and Nov. 23 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bankruptcy, London. - Frederick Hawse King, New ShoreManchester : Off. Ass. Hernaman ; Sols. T. A. & J. Grundy, ham, Sussex, carpenter, Nov. 10 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, Manchester.-Petition filed Oct. 12.

London.-Benedetto Bernasconi, Red Lion-street, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, looking-glass frame manufacturer, Nov. 10 Company, Oct. 30 at 10, County Court of Suffolk, at Bary at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London.-E. Staples the younger, St. Edmunds. Soham, Cambridgeshire, miller, Nov. 11 at 11, Court of Bank. The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before ruptcy, London.- Nathan Jacob Calisher, Norfolk-street,

the Court, in Portugal-street, to be examined and dealt Strand, Middlesex, jeweller, Nov. 10 at balf-past 1, Court of

with according to the Statute:Bankruptcy, London.—Henry Amor, Bath, Somersetshire,

Nov. 3 at 10, before the CAIEF COMMISSIONER. shoemaker, Nov. 14 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol. - Thomas Henry Myers and William Myers, Birken.

George Watmough, Manville-terrace, Maiden-lane, Kentish. head, Cheshire, coal dealers. Nov. 13 at 11, District Court of town, Middlesex, carpenter. Bankruptcy, Liverpool.- Wm. Hollins, Manchester, commis. Nov. 3 at 10, before Mr. Commissioner MURPHY. sion merchant, Nov. 13 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy,

Francis E. Steele, Norland-road, Shepherd's-bush, Mid. Manchester.- W'm..Hunter, Rainford, Lancashire, manager dlesex, assistant to a licensed victualler. - William Louis le of a quarry, Nov. 13 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Plastrier, Sidmouth-st., Gray's-inn-road, Middlesex, watchLiverpool. - George Hobson, Leeds, Yorkshire, grocer, Nov. maker. 10 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds.-J. Holland Nov. 4 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner Phillips. Oales, Halifax, Yorkshire, painter, Nov. 10 at 11, District Thomas Caffall, North-street, Maida-hill, Edgeware-road, Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds.-J. Denbigh, Bradford, York- | Middlesex, plumber. shire, woolstapler, Nov. 10 at 11, District Court of Bank. The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before ruptcy, Leeds.—John Ellis Watkinson, Halifax, Yorkshire,

a Judge of the County Court, to be examined and deali grocer, Nov. 10 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds.

with according to the Statute :-Obadiah Willans and Henry Rawson, Leeds, Yorkshire, cloth merchants, Nov. 10 at 11, District Court of Bank

At the County Court of Hampshire, at WINCHESTER,

Oct. 31. ruptcy, Leeds. - Thomas Wrightson, York, woollendraper, Nov. 10 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Leeds.- Robt.

Augustus Wise, Swanwick, near Pitchfield, labourer. Sykes, Sheffield, Yorkshire, grocer, Nov. 11 at 12, District Al the County Court of Gloucestershire, at Bristol, Nor.? Court of Bankruptcy, Sheffield.-Wm. Waller the younger,

at half-past 10. Chesterfield, Derbyshire, ironfounder, Nov. 11 at 12, District Wm. Henry Moxhay, Bristol, omnibus conductor. Court of Bankruptcy, Sheffield.-F. Kay, Sheffield, Yorkshire, At the County Court of Dorsetshire, at DORCHESTER, cut-nail manufacturer, Nov. 11 at 12, District Court of Bank

Nov. 7 at 12. ruptcy, Sheffield.-George Haslam, Higham, near Alfreton, George J. Moors, Weymouth and Melcombe Regis, beer. Derbyshire, currier, Nov. 11 at 12, District Court of Bank house keeper. ruptcy, Sheffield.—Joseph Cundell, Sheffield, Yorkshire, car. penter, Nov. 11 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, Sheffield.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24. -Ann Maria Edwards and Thomas Cooper, Coventry, War

BANKRUPTS. wickshire, ironmongers, Nov. 13 at 10, District Court of WILLIAM GRIMWOOD STILL, Wellelose-square, MidBankruptcy, Birmingham.

dlesex, glass merchant, dealer and chapman, (trading unde To be granted, unless an Appeal be duly entered.

the name, style, or description of Grimwood, Still, & Co.), Frederick Scotson, Aldermanbury, London, and Southamp- Nov. 2 at half-past 1, and Dec. 7 at 12, Court of Bank. ton-street, Strand, Middlesex, tavern keeper.- E. Davies, ruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Bell; Sol. Wilson, Gresham.st. Harrow-road, Paddington, and Park-terrace, Regent's-park, - Petition filed Oct. 20. Middlesex, oilman. - James Bishop, Southampton, boot maker. WILLIAM BRODRICK MITCALFE, Taunton-place, Re. - Anthony Atkinson, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, sharebroker.- gent's-park, Middlesex, dealer in mining shares and horse James Wild, Hurst, near Ashton-under-Lyne, Lancashire, dealer, Nov. 9 at half-past 11, and Dec. 11 at 1, Court of cotton spinner.

Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Bell; Sols. Hillger & PARTNERSHIP DissOLVED.

Fenwick, 8, Fenchurch-street.- Petition filed Oct. 14. Edward Lawford, John Lauford, and Henry S. Lawford, FRANCIS HUMPHREY SPANTON, Norwich, Norfolk, Drapers' Hall, Throgmorton-street, London, attornies and innkeeper, Nov. 7 at half-past 12, and Dec. 7 at 2, Court solicitors.

of Bankruptcy, London : Off. Ass. Johnson ; Sols. Atkin. INSOLVENT DEBTORS

son, Norwich; Lawrance & Co., Old Jewry-chambers.Who have filled their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy, ROBERT ANDREWS, Braintree, Essex, corn, flour, coal,

Petition filed Oct. 23. and have oblained an Interim Order for Protection from Process.

and seed merchant, (but now a prisoner in the Debtors Prison

for London and Middlesex, Whitecross-street, London), James Swift the elder, Dawley, Shropshire, puddler, Nov.

Nov. 7 and Dec. 7 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: 18 at 10, County Court of Shropshire, at Madeley.-- William

Of. Ass. Johnson ; Sol. Reed, 11, Ironmonger-lane. - PetiCraddock, Abersychan, Monmouthshire, beer-house keeper,

tion filed Oct. 19. Nov. 9 at 10, County Court of Monmouthshire, at Pontypool. THOMAS NUTTER, Cambridge, brewer, dealer and chap- John Williams, Denbigh, woollendraper, Nov. 9 at 11,

man, Oct. 31 and Dec. 18 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, County Court of Denbighshire, at Denbigh.- John Price,

London : Off. Ass. Pennell; Sols. King, Cambridge; J. T. Worcester, tailor, Nov. 15 at 10, County Court of Worcestershire, at Worcester.-Wm. Bill, Mold, Flintshire, cooper,

& H. Baddekyn, 48, Leman-street, Goodman's.fields, Lon

don.- Petition dated Oct. 21. Nov. 7 'at 1, County Court of Flintshire, at Mold.-Thomas HENRY JOHN NASH, Crown-court, Cheapside, London, Freestone, Foulden, Norfolk, rat destroyer, Nov. 9 at 10,

woollen warehouseman, dealer and chapman, Oct. 31 and County Court of Norfolk, at Swaffham. - John Elkins, Win

Dec. 13 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London : Off. Ase. chester, Southampton, innkeeper, Oct. 31 at 11, County Pennell; Sols. J. & J. H. Linklater, 17, Sise-lane ; Bylis, Court of Hampshire, at Winchester. — Martha Bamford, widow, Rochdale, Lancashire, out of business, Nov. 2 at 12, WILLIAM DUNKLEY, Daventry, Northamptonshire,

Redcross-street, London.-Petition dated Oct. 20. County Court of Lancashire, at Rochdale. - Robert Biddulph,

grocer, tallowchandler, and ironmonger, Nov. 4 at 1, and Stoke-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, commission agent, Oct. 27 at 10, County Court of Staffordshire, at Stoke-upon-Trent.

Dec. 13 at half.past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London :

Off. Ass. Pennell; Sols. Barton & Son, Daventry, NorthRobert W. White, Pembroke, currier, Nov. 13 at 11, County Court of Pembrokeshire, at Pembroke.—Wm. Ward Moore,

amptonshire ; Austen & De Gex, Gray's-inn. - Petition

dated Oct. 21. Maidenhead, Berkshire, out of business, Nov. 15 at 10, County JOHN HAWKINS and ROBERT NEEDHAM, Sheffield, Court of Berkshire, at Windsor. - David H. Taylor, Birken

Yorkshire, table-knife manufacturers, Nov. 4 and Dec. 9 at head, Cheshire, commission agent, Nov. 10 at 10, County Court of Cheshire, at Birkenhead.-Wm. Spence, Newcastle.

11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Sheffield : Off. Ass. upon-Tyne, lodging-house keeper, Nov. 9 at 10, County Court GEORGE SETTERFIELD, Ipswich, Suffolk, grocer, Oet,

Brewin; Sol. Fernell, Sheffield. - Petition filed Oct. 12. of Northumberland, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.-J. Grantham, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, bricklayer, Nov. 9 at 10, County Court

31 at half.past 1, and Dec. 13 at half-past 12, Court of of Northumberland, at Newcastle-upon-Tyne.-J. Critchlow,

Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Nicholson ; Sols. Jennings,

Ipswich; Nicholls & Doyle, 2, Verulam-buildings, Gray's. Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, clerk to the Newmarket Railway inn.-Petition dated Oct. 11.

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