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Three forms very necessary

for persons

in business,

London, Feb. 8, 181
N demand (or after date) I promise to pay Mr.
Trust, or order, the

pounds shillings, and pence, for value received:

A.B. *** Mr. Trust to make this note negotiable, must in. dorse his name 'on the back, and so must every person through whose hands it goes.


London, February 13, 131. NE month after date (or sight, or at sight) please to --pay Mr. Obligation, or order, the sum of pounds,

shillings, and pence, and place the sun to.. the account of.,

Your humble servant,

D. E. Mr. m, merchant; Cornhill.

* * Before this bill is rendered properly negotiable, or : can be demanded when due, it must be accepted by the merchants, and indorsed by the person in whose favouritis drawn; and also by all such as receive it afterwards, in case of failure on the acceptor's side.

MEMORANDUM,. Which is necessary to bind a sudden bargain. Mem. ZEE: G. and S. D. do hereby mutually agree to,

&e, (or abide by the above-mentioned articles of agreement) and in witness whereof, we do hereunto set our hands, this

day of February, 191, Witness, Y: Z.

E. G.

S. D. * * Each of the parties engaged in this memorandum must bare a duplicate of it.

*** Our readers are requested to observe, that no instrument of writing what'sover must be dated with the day of the month on which Sunday falls, because such errors are always deemed invalid by law.

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S the very word Petition implies a want, the language

of Petitions should be at once the most hunible and respectful imaginable.

A Petition should be expressive and brief; expressive, to move the passions of the person addressed; and brief, not to appear tedious ; for persons in power have but little time, and persons in afluence but small inclination 10 peruse long details of distress. A short petition, plainly written, which may be read with ease in a trifle of time, will always prove the more effectual.

Let the writer be careful to place the introductory su. perscription and address, at a considerable distance from the body of the petition, and the concluding prayer likewise should nerer be crowded near the preceding words.

As many unfortunate persons, under sentence of death, or transportation, prompted by the natural desire of life, or liberty, wish to petition his Majesty to extend his royal clemency towards them, but are unacquainted with ihe mode, we shall here inform such of the most probable means of proving successful, as well as instruct any other

persons of inferior station to address their superiors with propriety upon any emergency

With respect to a petition to the king, it is improper to deliver it into his own hands, unless some person of consideration can be procured to present it. A petition des signed to appear before his majesty should be signed by some respectable names, and sent directed for his majesty to the Secretary of State's office in Downing-Sireet, as that is the proper channel by which it should be conveyed. The petitioner may then set forth every favourable circumstance, properly confirmed by the signature of some re

spectable names in another petition to the Recorder, as on kis report, if the petitioner' is condemned to die, his fate will in a great measure depend:


From a person under sentence of death for murder,
To the King's Most Excellent Majesty,

The humble petition of A. Bs.
Most respectfully showeth,

your inajesty's unfortunate petitioner was cona victed at the last* Old Bailey sessions, of the horrid crime of murder, and received sentence of death accordingly: yet he hopes, from your majesty's humanity, as there are several circumstances in his favour, to partake of that royal clemency, which delights in bringing blessings to the afflicted,

As it appeared upon his trial that he did not act by the influence of premeditated malice, but a-sudden gust of passion, he humbly hopes to obtain that indulgent consideration which he has no doubt but your majesty's humane disposi. tion will deem his unhappy case deserving of, that through your majesty's benevolence, he may live to atone for his past crimes and follies, and become an example to others, and a grateful monument of your majesty's royal clemency.

And your majesty's humble petitioner, as in duty bound,

will ever pray

From a person under sentence of death for a robbery, op

a burglary.
To the King's Most Excellent Majesty,

The humble petition of B. C.
Most respectfully showeth,
victed in sessions, for having committed (a robbery,

* It is proper to mention the particular sessions, as there are fre. quently many of the same name under confinement at the same time.

or burglary) and received sentence of death accordingly ; but from the known benevolence of your majesty's disposition, he humbly presumes to throw himself at your feet, and hopes to experience that royal clemency which has so often been extended to dry the tears of distress.

He is truly sensible of the enormity of his crimes; a sincere penitent for having committed them; and hopesthrough your majesty's humane consideration, to make amends for his past transgressions, by being a grateful subject, an aseful member of society, a comfort to his friends, and a credit to himself, in any part of your majesty's dominions, which in your royal wisdom you may please to appoint

Your majesty's petitioner hath six children *, and a wife at present pregnant, he therefore humbly implores your majesty's compassion to be extended to a miserable husband, an unhappy father, and a penitent sinner. And that concord may dwell in your majesty's councils, blessings await your family, and prosperity attend your reign, Your majesty's humble petitioner, as in duty bound, will

ever pray .

From the widow of a military officer, soliciting for a pension.

To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.

The humble petition of B. C.
HATyour petitioner is the widow of the

deceased Major D-, of the regiment of foot. That your petia tioner's late husband served your majesty faithfully and loyally above thirty years; and, during that time, having nothing to subsist on but his pay, and a large family to bring up, he died a few months ago, and left your petitioner ulterly unprovided for, and four infant daughters, exposed 10 all the hardships of an injurious world. That your petitioner has already applied to some of your majesty's minis. ters, without ever obtaining an answer; and being destitute of every comfort, and even necessary of life, bas, ventured to present her petition at the foot of the throne. Her own life has been spent in discharging her domestic duties, and her husband's in venturing his life in defence of your majesty's person and goveroment. From your majesty's great goodness, she has every thing to hope, and to you, as the common father of your people, she looks up with the greatest anxiety, that your majesty would be graciously pleased to order a small annuity for her support, and to euable her to bestow on her children an education suitable to the cank of one of your majesty's military servants.

* This part, when requisite, to be omitted.

g. With the alteration of a few words, the same petition will serve for either sex,

And your petitioner, as in duty bound, shall ever pray.

To the Right Honourable the First Lord Commissioner of the Treasury, for a place in the stamp-office.

The humble petition of A. B. Showeth, HAT your petitioner has formerly lived in credit in the

world, but through the variety of losses in trade, is re. duced, with his family, to the lowest state of poverty and destitute of the necessaries of life ; and being desirous to discharge his duty as a husband, and a father, he has presumed to address himself to your lordship, for one of the present vacant places of distributors in the stamp-office, and for which he can make it appear he is properly quali. fied, and will produce people of reputation to his character, and who fif required) will give security for bis fidelity, Being fully convinced that your lordship’s readiness to relieve distressed merit, and your great humanity to every one in distress, he is filled with cheerful hopes, thai his request will meet with a favourable reception, and your lordship will reflect with pleasure, that your bounty has rescued him from misery, and enabled his fanıily to enjoy those comforts of life to which they have long been strangers.

And your petitioner, as in duty bound, shall ever pray.

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