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courts in India, and the liability of such property as assets (in the hands of executors and administrators), to the payment of the debts of deceased persons.

Bill for the better regulation of divisions in the several counties of Eng

land and Wales.

Bill to amend the laws in force relating to the stamp duties on sea insu

rances, on articles of clerkship, on certificates of writers to the signet, and of conveyancers and others, on licence to dealers in gold and silver plate, and pawnbroker's, on drafts on bankers, and on licences for stage coaches in Great Britain, and on receipts in Ireland.

This bill enacts, that articles of clerkship executed prior to 22d June 1825, may be stamped before the last day of Hilary Term, 1829, on paying the penalty of 5l., and also that all certificates now or hereafter to be granted to conveyancers, special pleaders, and draftsmen shall determine on the 31st October, 1828 ; and that each certificate henceforth shall date from, and always terminate on that day. Thus a practitioner whose certificate expires a fortnight before the appointed day, must pay 121. for liberty to practice during the intervening time, or run the risk of an information ; and those who have recently taken out their licences will be defrauded of more than half the time for which the privilege they have paid for should extend. The price of a certificate being 121., or one pound a month ; à scale of allowance should certainly be framed, to avoid so palpable an extortion. A Bill to authorise the sale of game, and to alter the qualification for

taking and killing game in England.

Small Debts bill, for the more easy recovery of small debts in the coun

ty courts of England and Wales and for extending the jurisdiction thereof.

The Solicitor-General has given notice of a bill to enable his Majesty's courts of law at Westminster, to sit out of Term, for the purpose of trying causes at bar. Sir James Scarlett has presented a petition for an inquiry into the state and situation of the judges' chambers, and the several public common law offices. There are also bills depending for the amendnient of the criminal law in Ireland and India.

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LAW COMMISSIONS.

Copy of Commission of Enquiry into the Law of England, re

specting Real Property.

George the Fourth, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith : to our trusty and well beloved John Campbell, Esq., one of our counsel learned in the law, William Henry Tinney, Esq., John Hodgson, Esq., Samuel Duckworth, Esq., and Peter Bellinger Brodie, Esq., barristers at law, greeting : Whereas we have thought it expedient, for divers good causes and considerations us thereunto moving, that a diligent and full enquiry should forthwith be made into the law of England, respecting real property, and the various interests therein, and the methods and forms of alienating, conveying and transferring the same, and of assuring the titles thereto, for the purpose of ascertaining and making known to us, whether any and what improvements can be made therein ; know ye, that we reposing great trust and confidence in your zeal, industry, discretion and integrity, have authorized and appointed, and do by these presents authorize and appoint you, the said John Campbell, William Henry Tinney, John Hodgson, Samuel Duckworth and Peter Bellinger Brodie, or any three or more of you, to make a diligent and full enquiry into the law of England, respecting real property, and the various interests therein, and the methods and forms of alienating, conveying and transferring the same, and of assuring the titles thereto, and that you enquire whether any and what improvements can be made therein, and how the same may be best carried into effect: and for the better discovery of the truth in the premises, we do by these presents give and grant to you, or any three or more of you, full power and authority to call before you, or any three or more of you, such and so many of the officers, clerks and ministers of our courts of law and equity, and other persons, as you shall judge necessary, by whom you may be the better informed of the truth in the premises, and to enquire of the premises and every part thereof, by all other lawful ways and means whatsoever : and we do hereby give and grant unto you, or any three or more of you, full power and authority when the same shall appear to be requisite, to administer an oath or oaths to any person or persons whatsoever, to be examined before you, or any three or more of you, touching or concerning the premises ; and we do also give and grant to you, or any three or more of you, full power and authority to cause all and singular the officers, clerks and ministers of our said courts of law or equity, to bring and produce upon oath before you, or any three or more of you, all and singular rolls, records, orders, books, papers or other writings belonging to our said courts, or to any of the officers within the same as such officers : and our further will and pleasure is, that you do within two years after the date of this our commission, or as soon as the same can conveniently be done, (using all diligence), certify to us in our court of chancery, on parchment, under your hands and seals, or under the hands and seals of any three or more of you, whether any and what improvements can be made in the law of England, respecting real property, and the various interests therein, and the methods and forms of alienating, conveying and transferring the same, and of assuring the titles thereto, and how such improvements (if any) may be best carried

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into effect; and we further will and command, and by these presents ordain, that this our commission shall continue in full force and virtue, and that you our said commissioners, or any three or more of you, shall and may from time to time proceed in the execution thereof, and of every matter and thing therein contained, although the same be not continued from time to time by adjournment: and we do hereby direct and appoint, that you, or any three or more of you, may have liberty to certify your several proceedings from time to time to us in our said court of chancery, as the same shall be respectively completed and perfected : and we hereby command all and singular our justices of the peace, sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, constables, officers, ministers, and all other our loving subjects whatsoever, as well within liberties as without, that they be assistant to you and each of you in the execution of these presents : and for your assistance in the due execution of this our commission, we have made choice of our trusty and well beloved Charles James Swan, Esq., to be secretary to this our commission, and to attend you ; whose service and assistance we require you to use from time to time as occasion shall require : In witness whereof, we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the sixth day of June, in the ninth year of our reign.

By Writ of Privy Seal, Crown Office in Chancery.

BATHURST.

Copy of Commission of Enquiry into the course of Proceedings in

Actions, &c. in the superior Courts of Common Law in England and Wales.

GEORGE the Fourth, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith : To our trusty and well-beloved John Bernard Bosanquet, Esq. one of our serjeants at law; Henry John Stephen, Esq. serjeant at law, Edward Hall Alderson, Esq., James Parke, Esq., and John Patteson, Esq. barristers at law, greeting: Whereas we have thought it expedient, for divers good causes and considerations us thereunto moving, That a diligent and full enquiry should forthwith be made into the course of proceeding in actions and other civil remedies established or used in the superior courts of common law in England and Wales, from the first process and commencement, to the termination thereof, and into the process, practice, pleading, and other matters connected therewith : And that enquiry should be made, whether any and what parts thereof may be conveniently and beneficially discontinued, altered or improved, and how the same may be best carried into effect; and whether or in what manner the dispatch of the general business in the said courts may be expedited : Know ye, that we, reposing great trust and confidence in your zeal, industry, discretion and integrity, have authorized and appointed, and do by these presents authorize and appoint you, the said John Bernard Bosanquet, Henry John Stephen, Edward Hall Alderson, James Parke and John Patteson, or any three or more of you, to make a diligent and full enquiry into the course of proceeding in actions, and other civil remedies established or used in our superior courts of common law, from the first process and commence ment, to the termination thereof, and into the process, practice, pleading, and other matters connected therewith, and to enquire whether any and what parts thereof may be conveniently and beneficially discontinued, altered or improved; and what (if any) alterations amendments or improvements may be benefcially made therein, and how the same may be best carried into effect; and whether and in what manner the dispatch of the general business in our said courts may be expedited : And for the better discovery of the truth in the premises, we do by these presents give and grant to you, or any three or more of you, full power and authority to call before you, or any three or more of you, such and so many of the officers, clerks and ministers of our said courts, and other persons as you shall judge necessary, by whom you may be the better informed of the truth in the premises, and to enquire of the premises, and every part thereof, by all other lawful ways and means whatsoever : And we do hereby give and grant unto you, or any three or more of you,

full
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and authority, when the same shall appear to be requisite, to administer an oath or oaths to any person or persons whatsoever, to be examined before you, or any three or more of you, touching or concerning the premises; And we do also give and grant to you, or any three or more of you, full power and authority to cause all and singular the officers, clerks and ministers of our said courts, to bring and produce upon oath before you, or any three or more of you, all and singular rolls, records, orders, books, papers, or other writings, belonging to our said courts, or to any of the officers within the same, as such officers: and our further will and pleasure is, that you do within one year after the date of this our commission, or as soon as the same can conveniently be done, (using all diligence) certify to us in our court of chancery, in parchment, under

your hands and seals, or under the hands and seals of any three or more of you, whether any and what part or parts of the proceedings in actions and other civil remedies, established or used in our said courts, or of the process, practice, pleading and other matters connected therewith, may be conveniently and beneficially discontinued, altered or improved, and what (if any) alterations amendments or improvements may be beneficially made therein, and how the same may be best carried into effect; and whether and in what manner the dispatch of the general business in our said courts may be expedited : And we further will and command, and by these presents ordain, that this our commission shall continue in full force and virtue; and that you our said commissioners, or any three or more of you, shall and may from time to time proceed in the execution thereof, and of every matter and thing therein contained, although the same be not continued from time to time by adjournment; and we do hereby direct and appoint, that you, or any three or more of you, may have liberty to certify your several proceedings from time to time to us, in our said court of chancery, as the same shall be respectively completed and perfected; and we hereby com'mand all and singular our justices of the peace, sheriffs, mayors, bailiffs, constables, officers, ministers, and all other our loving subjects whatsoever, as well within liberties as without, that they be assistant to you and each of you in the execution of these presents : And for your assistance in the execution of this our commission, we have made choice of our trusty and well-beloved George Faulkner, attorney at law, to be secretary to this our commission, and to attend you ; whose service and assistance we require you to use from time to time, as occasion shall require: In witness whereof, we have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness Ourself, at Westminster, the sixteenth day of May, in the ninth year of our reign.

By Writ of Privy Seal. Crown Office in Chancery.

BATHURST,

LIST OF GENTLEMEN TO BE CALLED TO THE BAR IN

TRINITY TERM, 1828.

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A List of Persons who have given Notice to be admitted Attorneys

of His Majesty's Courts of King's Bench and Common Pleas, at Westminster, in Trinity Term, 1828.

IN THE KING'S BENCH

ALDRIDGE, John

Brewster, Robert Cattarus, Richard
Andrew, Henry Prynn Bennett, John Nevitt Cawood, John, jun.
Abbott, Arthur
Brien, Michael

Collins, Henry
Adams, Edwin
Bird, James

Carter, George Barker
Abbott, Edward

Baker, John, jun. Crooke George William
Atkinson, John

Bayly, John Bethune Coleman, Charles
Bull, James
Barry, Edward

Crosby, James
Bennett, Thos. jun. Beckett, Edward

Coe, Frederick William Baldwin, George Barrow, Thos. William Caldwell, Fred. Wm. J. Bellamy, Lewis Robert Byles, James Jeremiah Chadwick, Henry Bloxsome, Berkeley W. Bodenham, Charles Clowes, Edw. Norris, jun. Breachcroft, Richard Biggenden, John Clutterbuck, Thomas Brookbank, Charles Bond, John Fletcher Cordeux, William Becket, John

Clarke, John Longworth Dalby, Henry Byard Bullock, William Casterton, William Elwin Edward Bowen, Robert

Castleman, Henry Edgworth, Thomas, jur.

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