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is not 'evoted to religious purposes. Deponent had two annas share in Kisto Rampoor. Pergunnah Dangah was sold, together with the other landed property already mentioned, for arrears of Government rents, and purchased by Ramdhon Bose.

Deponent has inserted it in his Schedule. He knows luddenpoor and Jugguderampore, but he cannot say how they were acquired. There are some estates acquired by deponent's uncle's and cousins in which he has no Ghose. After denying all further knowledge of any other land, deponent deposed, that since his release he has not col lected the rents of any of these lands, but he has been occasionally consulted respecting them, and he has signed receipts for the rents received on behalf of the deity ; but deponent did not receive the money, it was collected by sircars employed for that purpose. This

. The Advocate-General here put a question to this insolvent, but before he could answe; it, the Chief Justice a-ked Mr. Pearson on whose behalf he appeared. Mr. Pearson replied on behalf of the insolvent. The Chief Justice then observed, that as the insolvent was already discharged, there was no necessity for this procedure. Mr. Leith then begged the court's opinion on the testimony of this insolvent, and wished to have him in attendance again on the next Court day to confront his evidence with the depositions of the persons mentioned by him in it. The Chief Justice replied that the court must take the insolvent's account of the lands as he gives it, and his testimony appears to be consistent enough , but if the assignee wishes to examine him further, he can do so as often as he pleases, by an application to the court, or

money was all carried to the expense of the deity, and have him brought up again to confront his evidence by none of it devoted to present purposes. The ornaments the testimony of the persons mentioned by him ; but if and plates belonging to the idol are in the possession he thinks that there are sufficient grounds to make out

of the deponent's uncles at Rajhpoor. these have ever been sold by either him or his relatives. The lands are all rent free lands, and the deed of gift is in this court; it was deliveied by deponent's uncle to Moodoosooden, a friend of his, to have it translated into English by Mr. Smith, the interpreter of the Supreme co it. After it had been translated, Moodoosooden gave it to deponent, who entrusted it to his attorney Mr. N. Hudson. Moodoosooden has no employ at present ; he lives and boards with deponent's uncle, and what his profession is deponent does not know. This enued the examination on behalf of the assignee.

No part of his case by the evidence already given by the insolvent,

he can then, if he chooses, institute a suit in the Zihah 24-Pergunnahs court for the recovery of these lands, as these re situated in the jurisdiction of that court, and not the Supreme court of Calcutta. He then, at the request of Mr. Leith, order the insolvent to be in attend. ance again on the 27th instant the next court day, unless he received an official notice from the court that his attendance was not required.

After this a few miscellaneous motions were made, and the court, after despatching them. adjourned till Saturday the 27th instant.-Hurk. Jan. 8.

ALLIPORE COMMISSIONERS COURT.

Dec. 27, 1837.

(Before W. Cracroft, Esq., Judge.)

Kassinath, plaintiff, Lucky narain and others defendants, Rooknee Bewah, widow of Ramnath, the brother of Kassinath, claimant.

Suit of one seventh Share of 3,57,000 rupees.

The plaintiff stated, that his father and the father of the defendants were brothers. Their grandfather had eight sons, seven of whom died leaving children, The plainuti's father and the defendant's father joined their property together and accumulated it by their earnings, Plaintiff's father died, leaving plaintiff an infant, and the father of the defendants brought up the plaintiff and his brother, the husband of the claimant, and he coutinued to give him and his brother their share of the profits of their mutual estates until the year 1235, B. S., when the plaintiff, who had been a dewan in the collectorate of Jessore, was confined on some charges brought against

him ; and his brother, the husband of the claimant, being

dead, the plaintiffs, after the death of their uncle, stopped the share of their profits of the estate.

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The plaintiff complained for his share of the family estates and nonies

The Judge remarked to the plaintiffs' attornies, that the popperty in his client's schedule, was very vaguely

| described, and asked him whether they could either by documentary or oral evidence prove that their client ever

was in possession of any portion of the lands, &c. to which they now lay claim, within the last 12 years from the date of their suit being instituted, and the same question was put to the claimant's vakeel. The wakeel of the plaintiff replied, that his client had received certain sums of money up to the Bengal year 1235, as his portion of the assets of these lands, &c., but no annull accounts had ever been rendered to his client of the profits and loss of their mutual estates by the defendants, o the claimant's pleader made the same reply, except that he added, that his client had all along been in pos. session of the land on which the ancestorial household was situated. The judge remarked, that this might tend to prove the possession of that, one house, and after observing that the better mode of proceeding would have been for the claimant to have instituted a separate suit for the share of the property she now claims, postponed the case for the plaintiff and the claimant to prove the most es. sential point of their claim, which had been denied by the defendants in the outset of their reply, viz., that nei. ther the plaintiff nor the claimant, nor their father or father-in-law, had ever been in possession of the property posterior to the year 1228, B. Si-Hurkuru, Jan. 4,

The Petition against airt, caa.cnorr.

We were present in Court on Thursday and Friday last, and read a petition addressed to the Deputy Go. vernor, complaining that Mr. Cracroft, the Civil and Sessions Judge of the 24-Pergunnahs, attended Court between 1 and 9 o'clock daily, and that he appropriates his time to the hearing of ''. cases. The petitioners also prayed that the Deputy Governor should desire Mr. Cracroft to fix two days in the week for the hearing of civil cases. The petition bore the siguatures of Peearee Loll Mundul, and Kistoonund Biswass, both respectable zemindars, the names of two or three wakeels of the Court, and about eight other Bengallee names.

Peearee Loll Mundul and Kistoonund Biswass, as well as the wakeels, denied all knowledge of the petition and declared it in open Court to be a forgery; the remaining names are unknown in the Court, as the whole of the file, have been searched and no suits whether in Court, or by appeals from the native subordinate courts bearing those names have been found.

The fact is, that about a month ago Mr. Cracrost did attend Court for about two or three days at late hours, but he was then in a very sick state, and could have very well staid away altogether, as he was often obliged to quit the Court in a state of fever and debility. We suppose this petition must have originated with some of the subordinate native courts, with whom Mr. Cracrost is rather unpopular, not for neglect of duty, but for having set asile native influence altogether, and for having placed the Omkah on their proper footinz, that of clerks, &c instead of allowing them the dangerous interfering influence they were formerly allowed to practise.

We must confess that we have lately experienced great good in the Judge allowing access to him at all hours of business, as from l l to 5 and 6 P.M. we have transacted both civil and criminal business, without being put off on account of any particular engagement of the Court. Were all the native plea iers to speak the truth, they would have no alternative but to confess that business has been facilitated ten-fold, nay twenty, fold, within the last 10 or 12 months.

As this forged petition has made a little noise as it were, we would not be surprised at several others being sent in within the next month, or two. Mr. Cracroft (we believe it is pretty well known) has made a reference to the Superior Court against the Principal Sudder Ameen of Allipore, and a case is now pleading before him against the moonsiff of Manicktullah, in which that officer has shewn how he can vent his spleen on those who care not for him. The Court was engaged five days in the hearing of Moonshee Ameer versus Mr. Duncan McPherson, a full report of which we shall soon give, as we consider the case one of great imporance to Soonderdun grantees.—Hurkaru, January 9.

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The plaintiff sued for damages, to the extent of 5,800 rupees, and interest, being an alleged loss sustained by him, from an act of the defendant, by which a portion of the plaintiff's land was rendered uncultivatable, the defendant having obstructed a water course, the plaintiff used from the time of the Nuddeeah Raja, from whom the plaintiff purchased his estate.

To prove his claim to damages, the plaintiff produced several witnesses, by the evidence of four of whom, Fuckeerchaund Geen, Chedaum. Mundul, Dhullo Gazee and Harroo Mundul, the plaintiff proved that, from the time of the Nuddeah Rajah at the usual season, he used to cut a certain bund and let his water off through a creek, on the defendant's lands, and to prove his loss, produced certain books of accounts unstitched, alleged to have been kept by one Sunnawoollah, a gomastah in his employ, but this witness said, that he did not make any of the entries, but merely put his signature to them as correct, and that he did not know the names of the individuals by whom those entries were made.

The Judge informed the pleaders of the moonshee, that he could not admit the accounts in evidence, as they ought to have been proved by the evidence of those that made the entries, and that the attention of them by the gomashtah was not evidence in support of them.

The pleaders urged that it was not customary to prove zemiudary accounts by the evidence of ryots.

The Judge said, that he had great experience in the reception of accunts in courts, and that he could not see any reason for receiving accounts, the entries in which are not proved by the parties that made them, but by a gomashtah, on whom the court would place no reliance.

Mr. Dias urged, that the manner in which the accounts were filed was objectionable, as they were not books, but merely pages of paper threadded together in the manner of nuthees, which left them open to the inercy of the people about the court ; and that there could have been no difficulty in changing any of the pages during the proceedings in the case; besides which Mr. Dias urged that in those accounts the valuation was made by the zemindar at his own valuation, and that that valuation was far from the reputed unpro. Puctiveness of jungle boree lands.

The Judge said, he would not receive the accounts in evidence, and had them sealed up, and put his own seal to them, to prevent any persons from having acces to them for any improper purpose.

The defendant originally entertained Moonsee Shuncautoollah and Ramconni Bose, the former the Government pleader of this court, and the latter a vakeel; those individuals had entirely overlooked the principal points urged, and filed answers and replications of a superfluous unimportant nature, and examined witnessess on points hardly connected with the case, and consequent. ly there was nothing to rebut the right to the inter. course claimed by the plaintiff, which though it fortu. nately happened that by the evidence of Messrs Broad. head, Patkin, McDougald, and James Patton, grantees, all of whom stated that it would be impossible for the defendant to clear his lands and to continue his cultiva. tions if the creeks were left open, to let the plaintiffs wal. ter out ; and they also proved that the plaintiff had the

meaus of letting his water out by a creek on his own estate, and that the cultivations alleged to have been injured by the act of the defendant, appeared to have always been in the state in which they now are, and that the stoppage of water course had not injured the plaintiff.

Two native witnessess, named Comul Mundul and Nuchoo Moollah, stated that the sormer had been a ryot of the Moon see, and the latter of neighbouring zemindar, but had since gone to the defendant's estate, that the Moonsee had been in the habit of cutting the bunds to

let his water out, but that he used formerly to let it out by his own creek ; which had in latter years become shallow, but that if he would cut it, there would be no difficulty in letting out the water. These witnesses also oved that three parts of the lands alleged to have been injured are in a state of cultivation, and that only the sunken part of it, immediately on the defendant's boundary, was in an uncultivated state.

The Judge here remarked to Mr. Dias, that he would be obliged to receive the evidence of the last two witnesses with great caution, as they had formerly been ryots of the plaintiff, and went afterwards over to the defendant's estate where they were employed as laborers, and that it was natural they would speak in favor of those so whom they were interested.

Mr. Dias submitted that the witnesses were not in the employ of his client, nor were they tenants at the time they gave their evidence, but that they lived by selling the produce of their own labor; they were allowed a certain spot of land for a certain period rent free, which they gradually cleared and cultivated. That they sold i. wood and Mr. Dias believed they now had a little paddy on their land. Mr. Dias added, that if the court deprived his client of the evidence of the last two witnessess, he would be at a loss to make any defence, as the case had been altogether neglected and mis-mismanaged by the vakeels that were employed, and Mr. Dias particularly called the court's attention to a most extraordinary proceeding on the part of the too. That at the time witnessess were produced y Mr. McPherson, Mr. C. R. Martin was Judge,

no means to ascertain the exact amount of injury stis-
tained, if any, and that one of the plaintiffs witnesses
had asserted that with exception to two or three beegas
of the land on Moola Bheel, the grant was in a state of
cultivation, whereas the plaintiff laid damages in Moolla,
calculating at 200 beegas, 197 beegas of which
ought to be set aside. Mr. Dias then maintained that
his client had acted in every respect under the construc-
tion put by the Revenue Officers on Clause 1. Section
xiii Regulation III. 1828, under which certain lands
were declared the property of the state, and which lands
under cases were granted to individuals, who were em-
powered to hold them, and use them as actual proprietor:
of the soil Mr. Dias here produced and authenticated
copy of instructions issued by Mr. Commissioner Pigou,
No. 298, to the commissioner of the Soonderbuus, the
fourth paragraph of which is as follows : . - -
4th–To"the fisheries comprised within the limits of
any grantee's pottah no zemindar can allege any right,
for if he has no right in the land, he can certainly have
none in the water, and so long as the state does not
think proper to claim such julkur, no party, other than
the grantee in posses-ion, can urge a right thereto.
Air. Dias continued, that the creek by which the
plaintiff wished to let his water out was clearly within
the boundaries of the grantee's estate, which had been
leased by Government to his client, he therefore pre-
sumed his client had an undisputed right to close, or
to open it, or to use it, to his own advantage; for sail
Mr Dias, if that creek is opened, there is evidence to
shew that the grantee will injure his own cultivation.
The Judge replied, that all that Messrs Shakespear

that the defendant produced four native witnessess, and and Pigou had urged was very good as fiscal law, but while they were in court, mookhtar of the plaintiff as- that he did not see that the grantee in this case had a sisted by two peons, arrested two of the witnessess and |right to exercise a power, which the grantee did not

took them away to the plaintiff's house at Sealdah, where they were detained for the night, and where the wit. nesses were on the following morning found, Mr. McPherson fearing the plaintiff had exercised his influence with them, and rather than run risk, erased the evidence of those two men he was thereby deprived of evidence by an unjustifiable act of the agent of the plaintiff.

The Judge said, that he could not take cognizance of what had transpired during the time of his predecessor, but that if such an attempt was made at his court, he would make severe examples of the parties concerned.

The Judge iuformed Mr. Dias, that the plaintiff had proved his right to open the watercourse to let out his water, but that he had failed to prove the damage claimed by him as the accounts could not be ad. mitted in evidence; but that, however, it appeared by one of the witnesses on the plaint, that he paid Rs. 10 for twenty-five beegas of land, according to which the Judge would assess the damage.

Mr. Dias as here called the Judge's attention to a report from Mr. Commissioner Shakespeare, No. 44, dated the 12th February 1837, filed with the papers in this case by Mr. McPherson on the 14th July of the same year, by which it would appear that Mr. Shakespeare made it evident, that unless Mr. McPherson raised the bund and kept it in good repair, he would have found it impossible to bring the land to its present state. Mr. Shakespeare also stated, that he had inspected the spot alleged to have been rendered unproductive, and that the damage claimed by the plaintiff was by far in excess of the injury done.

The plaintiff's pleaders urged, that the defendant had omitted in either of his answers filed, ether to deny the injury or to compute it at a sum less than was claimed by their client, they therefore submitted that the full amount of damages awarded,

Mr. Dias submitted that the court would not award more than nominal damages in the case, as there were

possess, and could not therefore bestow (keeping in mind that the plaintiff had proved his right to the water course for a period as great as the memory of man.) If the Government (said the Judge) wished to give the right to the grantee, they ought within seven years, to have stopped the use of the creek, and as here is no evidence to shew that it was done, he had no alternative than to admit the plaintiff's right.

Mr. Dias then observed that he would, if allowed by the court, take an objection to the plaintiff's right on a new ground. The plaintiff appear as the proprietor of a certain land named Hora Bheel, which was granted by Government to Mr. McPherson, as when the commissioner laid down the limits of the defendant's grant, he included the whole of Hora Bheel in it, and, said Mr. Dias, if the objection will be admitted, it will at once decide the question of ..". the plaintiff wishes to pass the route from Hola Bheel through the creek on the defendant's estate. Mr. Dias then said that he require the plaintiff to prove his right to Hora Bheel.

The Judge remarked, that such an objection ought to have been taken at the onset by those who had framed the defendant's answers, and that he would not now admit it. He had sufficient evidence that the plaintiff had a write to the watercourse, by the stoppage of which by the defendant, the plaintiff had sustained loss and ordered that it should be opened when necessary to let the water out. That it also appeared that the plaintiff had a passage on his own estate by which, with a little expense, he could let out the water, but which it was optional with him to do, but the Judge considering that point and several others urged on the defence, and the J. having failed to prove his accounts, it was awarded that the defendant should pay damages at 400 rupees per annum for three years, with costs on that amount only free of interest.

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BHAUGULPORE COURT.

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The Magistrate having, as it is usual with him, examined this case with great deliberation, male it over to this court. We were present in the inferior court during the examination, but omit the details to avoid a repetition. We gave time facts as brought to light beiore this court by the depositions of witnesses,—premising that the saintly of the Itaja placed before the bar, for the commission of a hornd murder, was at one time very respectable in these parts, but owing to the strange mishap of the Rajas, for two or three generations, being of unsound mini, the zeminlaree has been unuch neglected, aud consequently reduced the late rajas to a rather unlesirrable state of affairs. The last twig of the ancient stock, now arraigned for the wilful murder of Kokeon, feelbao, seems to have a touch of the hereditary malady ; for it does not appear in evidence, that there was any cause of irritation given by the poor fellow who has been sacrificed by the Raja, of Koonwur, as h : is termed.

The place where the Rajas reside is callel Muhwur, in purgunnan Mumeeharee, ylug in a south-east direction from the station of Bhaugulpore, uut subject to the jurisdiction of that district. The Session Judge was aided in the investigauen of this case, by the \lahommedan law officer, but no assessors, as in the case of manslaughter, we reported a few days ago, a circumstance we could not help being surprised at, as this case is evidently a more serious one, and therefore require I much more urgently the aid of a jury, than the other.

This horrid case of murder was brought on by the prosecution of Omaree, the brother of the lecease I, who represents that his brother w s in the employ of the Raja or Koonwur Chunlun Singh as feelbun or elephant dii. ver, and accompanied him to Burnut ; that when he arrived there the Koonwur, very unaccountably, countnenced beating his servants without any cause assigned (in evidence) for such violent proceedings; that the irritability of his temper rose to such a pitch that he caused his brother to be forced into a room, ued, and cut to pieces. The deponent was also ordered to be caught and carried into the place of execution, but fled for his life without waiting to entreat the Koonwur to spare that of his brother. The real cause of all these proceedings appeared to be this. A person by the name of Data Ram, Mahajun, who was in the interest of some persons not menuoned (probably neighbouring litigant omni. who had fallen out of some boundary dispute) had been either on a visit to the Raja, or had gone to Burhut on business. While there, the Raja seems to have received some serious provocation from Data Ram, whereupon he sought to do him some serious harm, pursuing him with a drawn sword, Data Ratn takes to his heels, and escapes the danger to which he was exposed by the excerbation of the Raja's temper to a degree, never known by any of the witnesses to have been seen before at any time; but a horse on which he had come to Burhut, and which Data Ram abandoned to its fate in his precipitate flight fell in the way of Koonwur Chunder Singh, and on its carcass he wreaked the vengence he me titated against its rider. The animal was cut to pieces by him, with his own hands. Having thus shed the blood of the beast, he seems to have grown “ desperately wicked,” and sought to spend his rage on any object that might fall in his way. Unfortunately for Kokeen, he happened to

wild, unruly mania, and rued the folly of throwing him. self in the way of an infuriated madman. How the catastrophe occurred, the deponent does not particularize ; but Jhubbun Dhanuk, is more precise in mentioning the details of the affair. By the Koonwur's order, Manjea, Pulta, Gopal, and Beesoo Goryt, dragged the Jeelbun into a shed or kutcherry standing within an inclosure, through which every thing that was transpiring within, could be seen and was seen by the witnesses. Two of the individuals, (placed at the bar as accessaries to the fact,) by the Raja's direction, tied the two. legs of Kokeen to a post, while the other two held him fast by his hands against it on the opposite side. The Raja then drew his sword, and at one stroke, almost severed his head from his body. He then almost cut him

in two by a stroke which he levelled at his waist ; and finally gave him a wound in one of his legs. Beesoo Goryt, by the Raja's order, caused the mutilated remains of the wre ched elephant driver (or mohut) to be conveyed into a neighbouring jungle, but not before they had arrived at an offensive state of decomposition, by

having been thrown into one of the close huts within the inclosure before mentioned. In the jungle, the

body was put under the carcass of the slaughtered horse of Dataram, in which situation, ere long, the bones of 'man and beast were indiscriminately commingled. One of the witnesses swore that, at the time of the Tadarook for Soorathhal, he discovered the bones of his mohut, by narks of the cuts inflicted by the sword of the Koonwur, deeply left on the neck bone, ribs, and thigh bone of the deceased, which first the court thought to be rather strange. But this witness was almost stone deaf and could not, without his interrogator's bawling with all his night, comprehend nothing that was spoken to him; but he certainly swore what we have stated.

Having finished the dark deed, the Raja seems to have recovered from the effects of his irritation, and began to contrive means to procure the concealment of the murder he had perpetrated. He prevailed on the people about him and in the place (all his ryots) to give it out that Kokeen had died of cholera; and in which attempt to hush up the foul affair, the Suzawul of police of that part of the country, plainly under the control or in the interests of the Raja, takes a conspicuous part.

The Raja, a young man of about 25-years of age, pleads not guilty, and mentions the story of Kokeen's having died by cholera. The four accessaries try to excuse themselves as well as they can ; but give a very clear and particular detail of the progress and consummation of the catastrophe. One of the witnesses, Seebun Dhanuk, to our astonishment, spoke the Hindoostanee remarkably well, though he was an inhabitant of the foot of the hills, a site usually occupied by Sountars, Bhooneas and other semi-savage races that have branched out from the great trunk of highlanders occupying the huge range that extends from Behar to the Deccan. But this witness also prevaricated a good deal, and the Court foundit necessary to warn him of the serious consequences. of being found guilty of perjury. Some of the witnesses being Puhareeas, were sworn on a little salt put on a knife and washed down into their mouths; while others were sworn on a piece of tiger's skin put in their hands. It was mentioned by some of the witnesses, that the young Raja had exhibited unequivocal signs of distraction, whether as a hereditary malady, or produced by constant addiction to excessive drinking. The words used to express this distraction were burhuu (want of self-possession) and buhuka, (straying 5,) states of mind which might, it is most probable, have been occasioned by the inordinale use of ardent liquor which Seebun

catch the eye of his master at this awful crisis of this

Dhanook called brandy from the colour of it, but the

liquor was evidently in the highland is of this part of India, that which whisky is in Scotland, namely, muhooka shurab, a liquor distilled from the flower of the bassia latifolia, and sold to an enormous extent all over Hindoostan, to the great misery of the people, but with great advantage to the resources of the state. This is not the first nor the nine hundredth and ninty nintu instance of murder resulting from the practice of drinking licensed ardent spirits. The description of liquor represented to have been used was remarkably strong or double distilled, called by the witness chounnee (or four annas a bottle.) This in Bengal would be called dertushuh or vulgarly doasta, sufficient unquestionably do drive the most sober head into utter rabidness. The Raja's sanity being called into question, the civil surgeon, who had observed him attentively since his imprisonment on trial, was called

upon to depose to the real state of his intellects, which he did, stating that he had carefully examined his looks, unanners, and replies to questions put to him, and saw no indication of insanity. The law officer produced his futwah purporting that the prisoners Maujeea, Pulta Gopal, and Beesoo Goryt, were proved to have aided Koonwur Chunilun Singh in killing Kokeen, and were deserving of discretionary punishment by tazeer; and that Koonwur Chundun Singh was found guilty of the wilful murder of Kokeen, and was worthy of the extreme penalty of the law ; (aqoobut-i-shudeed), and may therefore be punished capitally. The court coincided in the verdict of the law officer and ordered the rooedad to be forwarded to the Nizamut Adawlut for final orders.Hurkaru, January 22.

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SUDDER DEWANNY ADA WLUT.

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It is to be understood, that the above rule is intended to afford the zillah judges an opportunity of recording, whenever they may deen it necessary, their own senii ments on the references which may be made by the native judges.

The zillah Judges have also been desired to explain to the native Judges, that the above rule is not to be considered as applicable to appeals preferred by them against any orders passed by the zillah Judges. Such appeals will continue to be preferred in the usual manner on stampt paper and through a regular wakeel or agent.

No. 2897 Decrees of the chANDERN AGoRE Judge to be Executed by the zillah courts

On a reference from the Civil Court of the 24 Pergunnahs, the Sudder Dewanny Adawlut have ordered that the decrees of the Judge of Chandernagore Court shall be executed through the officers of the zillah Court provided there be no apparent irregularity in the proceeding connected therewith.

No. 3764 contrespondence of NATIVE JUDGEs with Natives of it. A Nk. The Sudder Dewanny Adawlut have circulated the following instructions to the several zillah Judges on the subject of the mode of address to be adopted by native judges when corresponding on matters of business with natives of rank. 1st. Principal Sudder Ameens will correspond direct by Rooboocaries with all covenanted officers of Government, except the Secretaries to Government, the Sudder Dewanny Adawlut, the Board of Revenue or any military officers in regard to whom the present practice is to be continued. 2d. Sudder Ameens and Moonsiffs, will forward all communications to covenanted officers as heretofore, through the European Judges except communications

| public correspondence should be

to such officers as are parties to suits before them, in which case, they will be addressed direct to the officer whom they may concern. 3d. The native Judges of every grade will correspond direct with natives of rank. It being desirable that an unifrom mode of conducting introduced into all the Mofussil Courts, the attention of the zillah Judges has been requested to the practical application of the rule above laid down for the regulation of the correspondence of Principal Sudder Ameens with covenanted officers, the result of which the Judges have been requested to communicate on the expiration of six months, together with their opinion as to the expediency or otherwise of extending the same privilege to Sudder Ameens and Moonsiffs. In communicating the above instructions to the native Judges, the zillah Judges have been particularly desired to impress upon them the propriety of observing a proper respect towards all natives of rank, with whom it may be necessary to correspond on official matters, and addressing them in the form and stvle employed on like occasions by the European judge of the district. In like manner natives of rank will be required to pay proper respect to the native Judges, adopting as a general rule the forms of address laid down in the Courts Circular of the 14th December, 1832, No. 74.—Hurk. Jan. 19.

circular orders.

No. 3081.-UNstamped policies or 1Nsun ANce.

An instance having been brought to the notice of the Sudder Dewanny Adawlut of unstamped policies of Insurance being received as legal evidence, although the court have no reason to believe that such an irregularity prevails a extant, they consider it proper to direct the attention of the Zillah Judges to the entries Nos. 42 and 43 in Schedule A, Regulation X of 1829, with a view to prevent any instruments of the kind being admitted as evidence, except when they bear the prescribed stamp. No. 3127.--THANsfer of cases Fon. Thial my Narive

subott dinate Judges.

We have to remind our readers, that from the 1st of January, 1837, Act XXIV of 1837, took effect, and under its provisions the Sudder Dewanny Adawlut have issued the following instructions to the Zillah Judges.

The court have directed the immediate transfer tom the files of the Judges, to hose of the Principal Sudder Ameens and Moonsiffs, of all suits in which the Gover nment or its officers may be a party, and in which the

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