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March 27 at 11, before Mr. Commissioner PHILLIPS. March 25 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.Thomas A. Farey, Holywell-lane, Shoreditch, Middlesex, Frederick J. Hensley, Montague-place, Russell-square, Mid. shoemaker.—Wm. Ruffle Stevenson, Polygon-buildings, Old- dlesex, apothecary, March 25 at half-past 12, Court of Bank. town, Clapham, Surrey, post-master.-W. Tillman, Osborn. raptcy, London, aud. ac. - Christian Druke, Garlick-bill, street, Whitechapel, Middlesex, tailor.

London, drysalter, March 25 at half-past 12, Court of Bank

ruptcy, London, aud. ac.-Wm. Legh, New Windsor, Berk. The following Prisoners are ordered to be brought up before shire, wine merchant, March 25 at half-past 12, Court of

a Judge of the County Court, to be examined and dealt Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.; April 5 at 12, div.-William with according to the Statute :

Hinde, Bedford, plumber, March 23 at half-past 12, Court of At the County Court of Yorkshire, at York, March 27. Bankruptcy, London, aud. ac.-J. Phillips, Bristol, hatter, Edward South, York, out of business.-Wm. Eastwood, March 24 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Bristol, and. Kirkheaton, near Huddersfield, out of business.-J. Hallewell,

ac.-Wm. Hawkins, Heage, Derbyshire, seedsman, March 24 York, out of business.-Francis Maude, York, out of business. at 10, District Court of Bankruptcy, Nottingham, aud. ac.James Bower, Saddleworth, engineer in a woollen cloth

Thomas N. Ashman, Yeovil, Somersetshire, carrier, March manufactory.Henry Hutton, Bradford, out of business.

28 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, Exeter, aud. ac.; George Chadwick, Leeds, out of business.-J. Sykes, Leeds, April 13 at 1, div.-Sampson Langdale, John Eyton, and out of business.---Joseph Gray the younger, Drax, near Selby, Masta J: Cooke, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, merchants, March 24 labourer.John Edmondson, Shipley, near Bradford, green aud. 'ac. - James Richardson, John s. Wicks, and Henry

at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, grocer.—Richard T. Gray, York, butcher.-Philip Carlton, Smith, Upper Queen's-buildings, Brompton, Middlesex, upYork, out of business.—James Diggles, Great Horton, near Bradford, out of business.—John Stead, Fairburn, Ledsham, holsterers, April 4 at 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div. Dear Ferrybridge, shoemaker.-Daniel R. Bayldon, Halifax,

- Edward Cox, Great Queen-street, Lincoln's-inn-fields, out of business.-Wm. Wigglesworth, Bradford, hairdresser. Middlesex, lathe manufacturer, April 4 at 11, Court of Bank -John Thorpe, Sheffield, out of business.

ruptcy, London, div. - John Belbin, Beaumont-street, St. At the County Court of Buckinghamshire, at AYLESBURY, Bankruptcy, London, div.-John Read, Hart-street, Blooms.

Marylebone, Middlesex, coachbuilder, April 4 at 12, Court of March 30 at 10.

bury, Middlesex, licensed victualler, April 6 at 11, Court of Thomas Marshall, Dunstable, architect.

Bankruptcy, London, div. - Edward Martyn and Henry

Martyn, Aldgate-street, London, woollendrapers, April 5 at TUESDAY, MARCH 14.

half-past 11, Court of Bankruptcy, London, div. sep. est. of BANKRUPTS.

Henry Martyn. - Aaron Crosfield, Ty Mawr, Lanwonne, JOSEPH GOBLE, Shoreham, Sussex, miller, March 22 at Glamorgansbire, coal miner, and Newport, Monmouthshire,

2, and April 26 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Of common brewer, April 13 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Ass. Stansfeld ; Sol. Edmunds, 12, South-square, Gray's

Bristol, fin. div.

CERTIFICATES. inn.- Petition filed March 3. MAX GUGENHEIMER, otherwise MAXIMILIAN GU. To be allowed, unless Cause be shewn to the contrary on or GENHEIMER, Aldermanbury and Fore-street, London,

before the Day of Meeting. importer of foreign goods, March 21 at half-past 1, and Joseph Raynes, Nottingham, laceman, April 5 at 1, Court April 26 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. of Bankruptcy, London. -- John Tilbury the younger, GlouGraham ; Sols. Hodgson, Birmingham ; Sole & Co., 68, cester-place, New-road, Middlesex, coachmaker, April 4 at Aldermanbury.- Petition filed March 4.

12, Court of Bankruptcy, London. - William Bowditch, ALFRED FORD, Lowndes-street, Belgrave-square, Middle. Exeter, Devonshire, grocer, April 4 at 12, Court of Bank

sex, surgeon and apothecary, dealer and chapman, March ruptcy, London. Thomas Curtis Bird, Lee, Kent, baker, 22 at 2, and April 26 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London : April 5 at half-past 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London.Off. Ass. Graham; Sols. G. & C. Smith, 5, Southampton- Joseph Watson, Liverpool, broker, April 6 at 12, District buildings, Holborn.-Petition filed March 10.

Court of Bankruptcy, Liverpool.-James Scoble Riley, LiverHENRY MEADOWS, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, pool, commission merchant, April 6 at 11, District Court

druggist and dealer in soda water, March 24 and April 25 of Bankruptcy, Liverpool.- George Warhurst, Leigh, Lanat 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass. Edwards; cashire, ironmonger, April 6 at 12, District Court of Bank. Sols. Cook, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire ; Roscoe, ruptcy, Manchester.

14, King-st., Finsbury, London.- Petition filed March 4. To be granted, unless an Appeal be duly entered. WILLIAM HENRY COOPER, Great James-street, Bed.

John Read, Hart-st., Bloomsbury, Middlesex, licensed vicford-row, Middlesex, upholsterer, dealer and chapman, tualler. - James Dummelow the younger, Fenchurch-street, March 24 at 2, and April 24 at 1, Court of Bankruptcy, London, broker.-William Henry Bridge the younger, WarnLondon : Off. Ass. Lee ; Sols. Parker & Co., 17, Bedford borough, near Odiham, Hampshire, butcher.- Geo. William row, London ; Sole & Co., 68, Aldermanbury, London. Bright, Swansea, Glamorganshire, licensed victualler. - John Petition filed March 3.

Innell, Weston, Herefordshire, grocer.
WILLIAM HOUGHTON, Kennington Oval, Lambeth,

Scotch SEQUESTRATIONS.
Surrey, licensed victualler, March 23 at half-past 12, and
April 20 at 2, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Off. Ass.

John M'Donell, Baillieston, Lanarkshire, draper.-George Johnson ; Sol

. Lloyd, Milk-street, Cheapside. - Petition Buchanan, Glasgow, dealer in shares.- Robert Cochran, defiled March 14.

ceased, Port-Glasgow, manufacturer. - Dustan & Steden, THOMAS LONG, London.road, Southwark, Surrey, horse Glasgow, merchants. dealer, commission agent, dealer and chapman, March 18

INSOLVENT DEBTORS at 2, and May 1 at 12, Court of Bankruptcy, London: Who have filed their Petitions in the Court of Bankruptcy, Off. Ass. Pennell; Sols. Lawrance & Co., 14, Old Jewry- and have obtained an Interim Order for Protection from chambers.-- Petition dated March 10.

Process. JOSEPH HEAD, Exeter, silversmith, dealer and chapman, March 23 and April 20 at 1, District Court of Bankruptcy, at 10, County Court of Lancashire, at Liverpool.-H. Timms,

Matthew Siggs, Liverpool, out of employment, March 20 Exeter : Off. Ass. Hirtzel; Sols. Bishop & Pitts, Exeter.- West

' Derby, Lancashire, brewer, March 20 at 10, County Petition filed March 11.

Court of Lancashire, at Liverpool. - Charles Albert, Kirk. MEETINGS.

dale, Lancashire, commission agent, March 20 at 10, County John Botcherby, Darlington, Durham, coal owner, March Court of Lancashire, at Liverpool. - James Stroyan, Liver. 31 at 11, District Court of Bankruptcy, Newcastle-upon- pool, game dealer, March 20 at 10, County Court of LancaTyne, pr. d. --Wm. H. Pease, John R. Pease, and Wm. H. shire, at Liverpool.- Edward Nicholls, Birmingham, pocketThompson, Ingram-court, Fenchurch-street, and Lime-street, book maker, March 25 at 10, County Court of Warwickshire, London, wine merchant, March 25 at half-past 1, Court of at Birmingham.- George Cockayne, Birmingham, butcher, Bankruptcy, London, ch. ass.- -Wm. Chesworth, Manchester, March 25 at 10, County Court of Warwickshire, at Birmerchant, March 24 at 12, District Court of Bankruptcy, mingham.-Titus Henry Holland, Birmingham, gun maker, Manchester, last ex.Thomas C. Bird, Lee, Kent, baker, 1 March 25 at 10, County Court of Warwickshire, at Bir

mingham.- John Keeling, Wild Green, near Sutton Coldfield, 77,407 C.; Evan Evans, assignee.-Ham Tite Thomas, Bur. Warwickshire, brewer, March 25 at 10, County Court of ton-upon-Trent, Staffordshire, baker, No. 77,462 C.; George Warwickshire, at Birmingham.-Thos. Collins, Birmingham, , Wild, assignee. - Samuel Vincent, Taunton, Somersetshire, brewer, March 25 at 10, County Court of Warwickshire, at out of business, No. 77,519 C.; John Clampitt Sercombe, Birmingham.—Henry Ridley, Birmingham, manufacturer of assignee. - Elizabeth Adams, Barking, Essex, out of business, patent boxes, April 22 at 10, County Court of Warwickshire, No. 77,578 C.; Frederick Joseph Hunt, assignee.-J. Shau at Birmingham.—Thos. Baxter, Chester, lay clerk, March 22 the younger, Holborn-hill, City, out of business, No. 64,182 at 10, County Court of Cheshire, at Chester Castle.—Thos. T.; David Hart, assignee.-Samuel Knight, Fore-st., City, Bumford, Dudley, Worcestershire, butty miner, March 24 at cheesemonger, No. 64,213 T. ; -, assignee.-Paule Emile 9, County Court of Worcestershire, at Dudley.- William Chappius, Liverpool-street, Bishopsgate-street Within, City, Glover, Sedgley, Staffordshire, moulder, March 24 at 9, commission agent, No. 64,221 T.; Charles Marie Troupeau, County Court of Worcestershire, at Dudley.- Joshua Croy. assignee. ---John Gibson, Stanwick, Cumberland, pensioner, don, Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, wheelwright, March 24 at No. 30,422 C.; Samuel Sturgis, new assignee.- Samuel Okey, 9, County Court of Worcestershire, at Dudley.-D. Morris, Goswell-street-road, Middlesex, retired Custom-house clerk, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, out of business, April 18 at 10, No. 34,027 T.; Samuel Sturgis, new assignee.-J. Hardy, County Court of Gloucestershire, at Cheltenham.- Thomas Kegworth, Leicestershire, maltster, No. 38,692 C.; John Balding, Eton, Buckinghamshire, grocer, April 12 at 10, Smith, new assignee. County Court of Berkshire, at Windsor.- Lionel Swift, Southsea, Southampton, engineer in the Royal Navy, April 4

Saturday, March 11. at 11, County Court of Hampshire, at Portsmouth.--Samuel Orders have been made, vesting in the Provisional Assignes Holmes, Rounds, near Thrapston, Northamptonshire, registrar

the Estates and Effects of the following Persons:of births, March 31 at 10, County Court of Northampton

(On their own Petitions). shire, at Thrapston.-J. Richardson, Rotherham, Yorkshire, William Grey Rea, Wyndham-place, Bryanstone-square, carrier, March 31 at 12, County Court of Yorkshire, at Ro- Middlesex, wine merchant : in the Queen's Prison.-Robert therham.-T. Gittins, Taburn Lodge, near Wrexham, Den. Wardell, Vauxhall.gardens, Vauxhall, Lambeth, Surrey, out bighshire, blacksmith, March 28 at 10, County Court of Den- of employ: in the Queen's Prison.-Ann Williams, Pallbighshire, at Wrexham.- Wm. Reardon, Dover, Kent, boot mall, Middlesex, lady's maid : in the Debtors Prison for maker. March 22 at 11, County Court of Kent, at Dover.- London and Middlesex.-Benjamin Daniell, Hope cottage, Elizabeth Fisher, West Bromwich, Staffordshire, milliner, Kentish-town, Middlesex, out of business : in the Debtors March 25 at 9, County Court of Staffordshire, at Oldbury.- Prison for London and Middlesex.-Henry James Story, Edward Butler, Old Stratford, Warwickshire, yeoman, Montpellier-square, Brompton, Middlesex, in no trade : in the March 25 at 11, County Court of Warwickshire, at Stratford- Queen's Prison. - James E. Gibson, Panton-square, Hay. on-Avon.—Thomas Dizon, New Swindon, Wiltshire, baker, market, Middlesex, in no profession : in the Queen's Prison. March 24 at 1, County Court of Wiltshire, at Swindon.-T. -John Risdon, John-street, Portland-town, Middlesex, coach Ashworth, Runcorn, Cheshire, plumber, March 21 at 10, builder : in the Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-County Court of Cheshire, at Runcorn.- Thomas Thomas, George Berry, Bridge-road, Battersea, Surrey, baker : in the Carmarthen, victualler, March 28 at 2, County Court of Car Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-J. Brinkworth, marthenshire, at Carmarthen. -John Eastman jun., Deal, Albert-terrace, Bishop's-road, Paddington, Middlesex, aucKent, catler, March 20 at 12, County Court of Kent, at Deal. tioneer's clerk : in the Debtors Prison for London and Mid. The following Persons, who, on their several Petitions filed in dlesex.---Lewis Hales, Saxony-cottages, Mare-street, Hack

the Court, have obtained Interim Orders for Protection ney, Middlesex, out of business : in the Debtors Prison for from Process, are required to appear in Court as herein- London and Middlesex.—Walter Whitelaw, Lower Jamesafter mentioned, at the Court-house, in Portugal street, street, Golden-square, Middlesex, cutter to a tailor: in the Lincoln's Inn, as follows, to be examined and dealt with Debtors Prison for London and Middlesex.-C. Pritchard, according to the Statute:

East-place, Walcot-place, Lambeth, Surrey, plumber : in the March 29 at 10, before the CHIEF COMMISSIONER.

Gaol of Surrey.-James Wm. Walsh, Westbury-road, Har James Forrest, East-lane, Bermondsey, Surrey, builder.- John Smith, Brunton-place, Commercial.road East, Mid

row-road, Middlesex, attorney-at-law: in the Queen's Prison. George Frost the younger, Hornsey-road, Holloway-road, St. dlesex, druggist : in the Debtors Prison for London and MidMary, Islington, Middlesex, carman.-William Brock Wild, dleser. - Robert Elliot, Argyle-place, Regent-st., Middlesex, Dalby-terrace, City-road, Middlesex, commission agent. March 29 at 10, before Mr. Commissioner MURPHY.

commission agent for betting on horse-races : in the Queen's Thos. Whitekurst, Coulson-street, Sloane-square, Chelsea, hithe, Surrey, surgeon! in the Queen's Prison.-S. Clark,

Prison.-G. T. Simpson, Coburg-place, Lower-road, RotherMiddleses, traveller to an ale brewer.-William Lock Hurry, Oval-cottages, Hackney-rd., Middlesex, grocer : in the Debtors Kingston upon Thames, Kingston, Surrey, painter. - John Prison for London and Middlesex.--Henry Marks, Gee-st., Wilkins, New Compton-street, Soho, Middlesex, shoemaker. Somers-town, Middlesex, milkman : in the Debtors Prison for - Charles Sloper, Great Castle-street, Regent-street, Mid

London and Middlesex. dleses, carver. - Thomas Hale Edwards, Garden-row, Camberwell-road, Surrey, van proprietor.— Jas. Warman, Pater

Friday, March 10. son-street, Stepney, Middlesex, greengrocer.—Thomas Alley

(On their own Petitions). the Founger, High-street, Deptford, Kent, dealer in china.

Henry Parrat, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, coach builder : John Vaughan, Grange-road, Bermondsey, Surrey, out of in the Gaol of Monmouth.-Wm. Robison, Southam, Warbusiness.

wickshire, in no business : in the Gaol of Warwick.-Joseph March 30 at 1l, before Mr. Commissioner Phillips.

Swinden, Sheffield, Yorkshire, out of business : in the Gaol of Geo. Baylis, Little Queen-street, Westminster, Middlesex, Sheffield.- Daniel Briscoe, Ince, Cheshire, farmer : in the tailor.-- John Henry Flack, Bethnal-green-road, Middlesex, Gaol of Chester.– Thomas Christian, Leadenhall-street, Lonoilman. James Harris, Parsonage, All Saints, Spicer-street, don, ship agent: in the Gaol of Carlisle.- Adam Brown, Mile-end New-town, Middlesex, clerk.-Richard Taylor, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, tea dealer : in the Gaol Uxbridge, Middlesex, butcher.-Wm. Henry Saville, Nettle of York.-Wm. Murgatroyd, Liverpool, out of business : in ton-court, Nicholl-square, Falcon-square, Aldersgate.street, the Gaol of York. - Philip Butler, Leamington Priors, WarLondon, hosier.-Ralph Carr Spooner, East-st., Walworth, wickshire, butcher : in the Gaol of Warwick.-J. Embleton, Surrey, oilman.-Wm. Thomas, Margaret-st., Commercial Bamburgh, Northumberland, innkeeper: in the Gaol of Mor. road East, Middlesex, engineer.-Chas. Huntingdon, Bond- peth.- John Gallayhar. Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, retail street, Claremont-square, Pentonville, Middlesex, livery-stable brewer : in the Gaol of Stafford.—Charles Sullings, Chelmskeeper.

ford, Essex, turner : in the Gaol of Springfield.—John Rees, Saturday, March 11.

Lammas-street, Carmarthenshire, out of business : in the Gaol Assignees have been appointed in the following Cases. Pur of Carmarthen.-Joseph Winterbottom, Ashton-under-Lyne,

ther particulars may be learned at the Office, in Portugal. Lancasbire, out of business : in the Gaol of Lancaster. -S. street, Lincoln's-inn-fields, on giving the Number of the Heald, Salford, Lancashire, confectioner : in the Gaol of LanCase.

caster.-R. Unsworth, Wigan, Lancashire, out of business : William White, Swansea, Glamorganshire, seedsman, No. I in the Gaol of Lancaster. - Henry Hayes, Newton, near Manchester, agent for a fire insurance company : in the Gaol of

This day is published, price 68. 6d. bound, Lancaster.---John H. Munro, Hunter-street, Brunswick-sq., THE LAW LIST for 1854 : containing a List of the Middlesex, in no business : in the Gaol of Lancaster.-George addition to the usual information. By WILLIAM POWELL, of the Jarrett, Wickam, Welford, Berkshire, builder : in the Gaol of Inland Revenue Office, Registrar of Certificates. Reading.--Wm. Upton, Manchester, out of business : in the

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This day is published, in royal 8vo., price 21s. cloth, retail dealer in ale : in the Gaol of Lancaster.-Robert Huson, Manchester, bookseller : in the Gaol of Lancaster.—John

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MR. PURTON COOPER'S NEW CHANCERY ACTS (On Creditor's Petition).

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No. 898—Vol. XVIJI.

MARCH 25, 1854.

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NAMES OF THE CASES REPORTED IN THIS NUMBER.
COURT OF CHANCERY.

COURT OF QUEEN's BENCH.
In re Lancaster. - (Practice Married Woman -

In re Sturgis v. Joy:-(Insolvent Debtor-Judgment Leave to sue in Formà Pauperis without a next

-Satisfaction - Interest on Debts-JurisdictionFriend). 229 1 & 2 Vict. c. 110, 88. 87, 92)

241 Keane v. Reynolds.—(Highway-Encroachment-ConCOURT OF APPEAL IN CHANCERY.

viction Justification of Surveyor-5 & 6 Will. 4, Ex parte Wood, in re Wood.—(Bankrupt Law Con

c. 50, 8. 69)

242 solidation Act, 1849-Practice under Sect. 79

The Ambergate, Nottingham, and Boston and Eastern Summons to Trader Debtor-Bond)...... 229 Junction Railway Company 0. The Midland Rail.

way Company.-(8 8. 9 Vict. c. 20, ss. 115, 116– VICE-CHANCELLOR KINDERSLEY's Court.

Seizure of Locomotive Engine-Distress Damage Boulcott v. Boulcott.-(Will-Lapse Revocation).. 231 Feasant - Cumulative Remedy-Illegal Demand of

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243 VICE-CHANCELLOR STUART's Court.

M.Rae v. M.Lean.-(Award-Reference back- Costs Hindson o. Weatherill.-(Client and Attorney-Gift

of amended Award)

244 inter vivos Devise Fraud - Public Policy - Phelps o. Prew.-(Covenant in Lease - Action by As. Ecclesiastical Court-Equitable Jurisdiction)...

233 signee of ReversionTitle of Assignee-Assign

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245 Burgesses of Wigan.-(Municipal Corporations

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238

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252 Bradley v. The Master, Pilots, and Seamen of Newcas

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cellor at a speed which indicated plainly that he was

“due” in chambers at four, with but small chance LONDON, MARCH 25, 1854.

of reaching Lincoln's Inn in time, except by great

personal exertion. We return this week, on the eve of the closing of Let us see, however, how the system really works. the Chancery sittings previously to Easter Term, to The Courts at Westminster sit at ten; the offices which the subject of the Courts of equity sitting at West- are in and about Lincoln's Inn open at ten; conseminster during the two terms that Parliament is quently nothing that is officially wanted at the Court, sitting, for the purpose of again bringing to the notice can be procured so as to be there before about eleven, of the Profession, and of the heads of the Profession, unless procured the night before. The Courts sit till the great and now almost incalcnlable inconvenience of about half-past three, often till four; some till half-past the sittings being held at Westminster. It was an in- three, some till four and past. There is no settled hour convenience years ago, even in the palmy days of heavy for the judges sitting in chambers: it may happen that and slow Chancery business, when Master's office busi- a Vice-Chancellor rises at three, and goes to chambers ness was done in the Master's office, and when the Court by half-past; and the same day the Master of the Rolls never, or very rarely, sat beyond three. But since the may sit till half-past four; so that a solicitor attending new Procedure Act has come into full operation, the the last cause at the Rolls, and having a case in chaminconvenience has grown to be an absolute nuisance to bers before the Vice-Chancellor at four, kan by po pose the greater part of the inner Bar, to the whole of the Isibility attend to both. It may be said, all this might VOL. XVIII.

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happen if the Courts sat at Lincoln's Inn. True, it commingling of learning, and to the strength and unamight happen, but would be not nearly so likely to nimity of the English Bar, &c. &c.? Now, prestige is happen.

not a thing to be despised when it rests on something Then as regards counsel: the Courts sitting later substantial. When there really was a sort of exclusive than they used, and inevitably later, because there is possession by Westminster of legal learning-that is, more to be got through in court, the consultations are when no judge but the Chancellor and the Master of necessarily also later. On an average, leading counsel the Rolls ever sat at Lincoln's Inn, and the Term require from an hour and a half to two hours for their sittings were as long as the Vacation sittings—it was afternoon's consultations. When the Courts sit at Lin- not unsubstantial to attribute a legal sanctity to Westcoln's Inn, and the counsel go direct to their chambers minster Hall. So, when the two Bars were so far in a few minutes, it is possible for the consultations to distinct that the Chancery Bar was, in fact, scarcely a be got through by six o'clock. But add the half hour Bar, and would have been forgotten if it did not comwhich, between unrobing, getting to chambers, and mingle with the Common-law Bar, and had scarcely any getting breath, is wasted, and it is no longer possible. other means of doing so except through Westminster It may be said, but all this is a question of half an Hall sittings, there was substance in clinging to Westhour. But we say in answer, that as it is the last minster; and the prestige was reverend, because real. straw that breaks the camel's back, so it is the last half But now the face of affairs has totally changed. Westhour that deadens the counsel's brain and paralyses his minster Hall is rapidly being merged in Lincoln's Inn; stomach; and half an hour at the most valuable part of amalgamation, or partial amalgamation, of the two the day is no mean portion of time.

Bars is almost at our doors; and every ground of subThen as to the draftsmen: it is true that drawing is stance on which the old prestige was supported has not what it was in quantity, but it is much more crumbled away, or is doomed in a very few years to troublesome, and requires much more the eye and hand crumble away. Let us not, then, sacrifice substance to of the master. No man, it is admitted on all hands, a vain imagination, but all unite in respectfully urging can do his drawing business at Westminster. In court on the authorities the claims of the public and the Proit is of course out of the question-first, because there fession, to have the equity sittings permanently there, are no tables; secondly, because there are no books; where the public business can be most conveniently and thirdly, because there is no quiet. We have seen men expeditiously transacted. making desperate attempts to settle a draft in the little box at the corner of Sir W. P. Wood's Court,

COUNTY COURTS COMMISSION. called a room for counsel, but the attempt has generally been given up after a few struggles. Practically, and as a fact, we fear no denial in asserting, that Court Commissioners has been sent to them by a County

The following answer to the 57th query of the County he who, having court business at Westminster, can,

Court Judge:while waiting for it, draw, or even settle, ten pages of

GENERAL QUESTION. any pleading in a day, is a miracle of draftsman power; so that, unless a man is engaged all day long in causes,

57. Can you suggest any amendment, addition, or imthe time he wastes unwillingly is perfectly frightful.

provement in the statutes, rules, or forms? Now, then, all this being undeniable, cui bono?

ANSWER. Who really derives any benefit from it ? Certainly not

I. Statutes. half-a-dozen of the Chancery Bar. Perhaps the Attor- Repeal stat. 9 & 10.Vict. c. 95, ss. 128, 129, (except ney or Solicitor General of the day, and two or three as relates to actions against officers), and stat. 15 & 16 of the most eminent leaders usually pitted against Vict. c. 54, s. 4, (so far as relates to concurrent juristhat functionary, may find a convenience in oscillating diction), and give the county court judge power, in between the Court of Chancery and the House of defendant who resides in another jurisdiction.

all cases, to allow travelling expenses to a plaintiff or Lords; but even to them the inconvenience of not

Enact that a defendant sued in the superior courts having that convenience, would be a trifle as compared for a debt or damages not exceeding 501. may, within with the inconvenience which the rest of the Profession ten days after service of the writ, enter an appearance suffer from the equity sittings being held nearly two in the clerk's office of the county court in the district miles from all the offices and all the counsel's chambers. for registration, and paying a small fee. Clerk to give

in which he resides, by leaving his name with the clerk And surely, even if the inconvenience, to a few great notice to the plaintiff. "Mode of entering appearance to leaders, of the sittings being at Lincoln's Inn were much be indorsed on the writ*. greater than it would be, it is not at this day that the Repeal part of stat. 9 & 10 Vict. c. 95, s. 58, comclaims of a whole Profession ought to be sacrificed to mencing at the words " or in which the title," and those of a few men, however eminent, however re

ending with the word “disputed;" and alter accordspected, however popular among their brethren and ingly stat. 13 & 14 Vict. c. 61, s. 1. Give dissatisfied spected, however popular among their brethren and party a right of appeal, or (both parties consenting) : their clients. Then comes the great argument in favour case, as after mentioned. (Vide infra). of Westminster—the prestige. Shall we quit the old Give county court power to entertain actions of Hall, the scene of so many forensic glories — where the law of England grew and matured itself-where * The object of this is not to deprive a plaintiff of the right so long a line of grave and learned magistrates has of pursuing his remedy in the superior courts, where he is adorned the judgment-seat? Shall we sever altogether mon-law Procedure Act, (15 & 16 Vict. c. 76), in a manner

justly entitled to do so, but to prevent the abuse of the Comthe connexion between the two Bars, and interfere with which I shall be ready to explain if called upon, but which is that friendly intercommunication which leads to a probably already well known to the commissioners.

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