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Tunnicliffo, Jeremiah, She1 ford, Stafford, Retail Brewer. tVilsov, Symond's Inn, Chancery Lane: Harding, Buritem, Staffordshire Potteries. June 30.

'I nns John, Warwick, Bricklayer and Builder. Burbury A t Co., Warwick and Leamington* July 7.

Wir<nington, John. Chorlion upon Medlock, Manchester, Druggist, Hack my Coach Proprietor, and Lireiy Stable Keeper. Cuvelje, Southampton Buildings, Chancery Lute: Rowley & Co., Manchester. June 20.

Wilson, John, Mancheiiter, Butcher. Halt &. Co., Verulam Buildings, Gray's Inn: Aspinall, Ridgefield, Manchester. June 20.

Walmsley, John, and William Walmsley, Heaton Norris,

Manchester, Cotton Spinners. Milne A t Co., Temple:

Staler it Co., Manchester. June 23. Wearer, Thomas, Birmingham, Builder. Milne A t Co.,

Temple: Besitiek A t Co., Birmingham June 27. Warren, Joseph, Melbourne, Derby, Grocer and Chandler.

Luke it Co., Basinghall Street: Afoii, Derby. June 27. Wright, John, jan., Stockport, Chester- Currier. Coppock,

Cleveland Row, St. James: Coppock A t Co., Stockpurt.

July 7.

Williams, John. Abergavenny, Monmouth, Cabinet Maker, Upholsterer and Auctioneer. Price, Abergarenny; Bridges, lied Lion Square. July II.

Bankrupts,—Editor s Letter Box.

[From London Gazette of Friday, July 14.l

MASTERS EXTRAORDINARY IN CHANCERY.

Langley, William Henry, Bristol.
Lester, Alfred, Kxeter.
Martin, Horace, Battle, Sussex.

DISSOLUTIONS OF PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIPS.

Scholcfleld, John, and William Hurt, Horbury, York, Attorneys, Solicitors, and Conveyancers.

Jvst.e, Joseph Ablett, and Edward Worthington, Manchester, Attorneys, Solicitors and Conreyancers.

BANKRUPTS. Arrowsmith, Joseph, Birmingham, Japanner. A'orfonAtCo.

Gray's Inn Square: Harrison, Birmingham. Barber, George, Manchester, Baker and Provision Dealer.

Adlington A t Co., Bedford Row: Chew, Manchester. Beverly, Henry, Manchester, Horse Dealer. Tinenshend,

Manchester: Hall fit Co., Verulam Buildings, Gray's

Inn.

Carrer, William, Horsforth, and also of Idle, York, Grocer, Draper, Flour Dealer and Shopkeeper. Bignold it Co., Bridge Street, Blackfriars: Richardson, Leeds: Wood, Leeds.

Dickinson, William, and Thomas Throp, Blackburn, Lancaster, Irontnunders and Machine Makers. Norris ot Co., Bartlett's Buildings, Holborn: Havorth, Blackburn.

Holland, Thomas, Birmingham, Iron Tube Manufacturer. Foi, A>hhourne, Dctbyshire; Abbott fit Co., Charlotte Street, Bedford Square.

Hard man, John, Kearsley, Lancaster, Shopkeeper and Retailer of Beer. Barker, Gray's Inn Square: Woodhonse & Co., Bolton.

Haworth, George, Crawshaw Booth* Whalley, Lancaster; and Willi nn Haworth, of Manchestei, Calico Printers and Warehousemen. Messrs. Baiter, Lincoln's Inn Fields: Smle, Manchester.

Miushall, Thomas, Worthing, Sussex. Broker and Auctioneer. Edmunds, Wortking: Waugh fit Co., Great James Street, Bedford Row.

Morgan, David, jun., Machynlleth, Montgomery, Draper. Milne fit Co., Temple: Bent, Manchester.

Pilgrim, William, and Richard Pilgrim, Nottingham, Drapers. Forster, Lawrence Pountney Place: Bmdshaw, Nottingham.

Upward, Henry, Great Saint Helens, London, Wine Merchant. Betchtr, Off Ass. : Owen Se. Co., Mark Lane.

Watcrlield, Elizabeth, Dunstable* Bedford, Dealer. Cannon, Off. Ass.: Williamson A t Co., Luton: Taylor, Featherstone Buildings.

[From London Gaxette of Tuesday, July 18.l BANKRUPTCIES SUPERSEDED. Emanuel, Joseph, Birmingham, Warwick, Jeweller.

BANKRUPTS. Barnsley, John, Wolverhampton, Stafford, Builder. binson, Wolverhawpton: Capet, Gray's Inn.

Brown, S^rah, Cambridge, Butcher, ^rfeotli, Cambridge:

Egan & Co., Essex Street. Calvert, William, Worthing, Sussex, Woollen Draper and

Taylor. Groom, Off. Ass.: Reed, Bread Street, CUeap

side.

Carter, John, Rumbridge, Eling, Southampton, Tanner. Thomson, Rolls Chambers: Brown, Lymtngton "nter aud Wi

Fisher, John, Manchester, Calico Printer i

man. Sale, Manchester: Messrs. Baxter, Lincoln's Ian Fields.

Gough, John Wood, Durnley, Gloucester, Stationer. Pope. Gray's inn Square; Bishop, Darsley.

I-vine, George, New Shoreham, Sussex, Timber Merchant. Bennett, Brighton: Dax f i t Co., Lincoln's Inn Fields.

Jones, Richard, jun., Newton, Montgomery, Draper. Milnt A t Co., Temple: Bent, Manchester.

Lewis, seth Phillips, Dark Gate, Carmarthen. Morris f i t Co., Carmarthen: Chilton, Chancery Lane.

Porter, Sincklcr, Chester, Attorney, Solicitor, and Money Scrivener. Hignelt, Chester: Philpot A t Co., Southampton Street, Bloomsbury.

Rose, William, Dover Street, Piccadilly. Hotel Keeper and t\ me Merchant. Groom, Off- Ass.: Sydney, New London Street, Fenchurch Street.

Scbaap, John Michael, and John Michael DankaerU, George Street, Minones, Merchants. Turquand, Off. Ass.: Fot. ter, Philpot Lane.

Tabberer,Thomas, Birmingham, Cheesemonger. Sharpe !l Co., Bettford Row: Arnold, Uitoxeter, Stafford.

Wagner, George, Southampton Street, Strand, Linen Draper. Belcher, Off. Ass.: Turner St Co., Basing Lane.

Wood, Michael, Manchester, Boiler Maker. Johnson St Co. Temple: Kershaw, Manchester.

THE EDITOR'S LETTER BOX.

The Thirteen Volumes of the Legal Observer and the Two Volumes of the Montbly Record already published, form a complete History of the Law for the last seven years. They contain among many other things.—1. All the important Acts of Parliament. 2. All the New Bills which have not passed into Law. 3. The fullest information on the leading subjects relating to Law Reform; as Local Court-. General Registry, Imprisonment for Debt, Chancery and Bankruptcy Reform, &c. &c. 4. Reviews of all Publications connected with or bearing on the Law. 5. Reports of Committees and Commissioners, Parliamentary Returns. 6. Legal Biography, including Memoirs of all eminent Lawyers who have died or retired in the last seven years, with many others. 7- All the late Rules and Orders of Court. 8. Dissertations and Cases connected with Conveyancing and Property Law. 9. The Law of Attorneys. 10. Practical Points of General Interest. 11. Remarkable Trials, ancient and modern. 12. The Laws of other Countries. 13. Early Reports of Decisions, by Barristers of the several Courts, &c. &c.

The Letters of W. F., on the Wills Act, will probably appear next week.

The suggestions of "A Subscriber," regarding the Analytical Digest, shall be attended to.

As already observed, we think that the subject of the Attendance at Attorneys' Offices, has been for the present sufficiently discussed.

The suggestion of M. shall be considered: the purport of the several acts, however, were stated from time to time as they passed.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5, 1837.

"Quod raagis ad Nos

Pcrtinet, et nescire malum eat.agitamus.

Hokat.

MEMBERS OF THE PROFESSION IN PARLIAMENT.

Thb returns for England, Wales, and Scotland are now completed, so far as our profession is concerned. Lawyers, as we have already had occasion to remark, rarely attempt to represent a county. The boroughs, as a general rule, send them "up," and the present Parliament will not be an exception. We believe that in no instance on this occasion has a claim been made by any member of the profession to the representation of a county. We shall now endeavour to furnish complete lists of the result of the present contest, so far as the profession is concerned; and we may say with sincerity, that, as we have no political bias whatever, we sincerely rejoice with every man who has been successful, and as sincerely condole with every man who has this time been disappointed. The lawyers are, in our opinion, the plums of the pudding; and the greater number that are returned, the more we are pleased, and the better we think of the Parliament. The first list. No. I., is a list of members who are lawyers in actual practice, and the places which they represent. Those marked * are new members:

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Jervis, John Chester.

Law, C. E. (K. C.) . Cambridge Univer. Lushington, Stephen

(LL.D.) Tower Hamlets.

Maclean, Donald ... Oxford (City).
Pemberton, Thomas

(K.C.) Ripon.

*Phillpotts, John... Gloucester.

Pollock, SirF.(K.C.) Huntingdon.

Pryme, George Cambridge (Town).

Poulter, John Shaftesbury.

Rolfe, Sir R. M.

(S. G.) Penryn & Falmouth.

Scarlett, Hon. R. C. Norwich.

*Stewart, James ... Honiton.

Talfourd, Serjt Reading.

Villiers, C. P Wolverhampton.

Wylde, Serjt. (K.S.) Newark.

The second list, No. II., is a list of

members who have been connected with the Profession, but are not in actual practice, and the places which they represent.

No. II. Abercromby, Right

Hon. J Edinburgh.

Bernal, R Rochester.

Buller, Charles Liskeard.

Carter, J. B Portsmouth.

Dundas, Hon. J. C. York.

Grey, Sir G Devonport.

Harvey, D. W Southwark.

Parker, John Sheffield.

Praed, J.M Aylesbury.

Strutt, Edward Derby.

Sugden, Right Hon.

E. B Ripon.

The third list. No. III., is a list of Legal Candidates who have not been successful this time.

No. III.

Adams, Serjt Stroud.

Beckett, Right Hon.

Sir John Leeds.

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Coroners' Expenses. 1 Vict. C. 68.

This act passed on the 15 July, 1837, and is intituled " An Act to provide for payment of the expenccs of holding coroner's inquests." It recites that the holding of coroners' inquests on dead bodies is attended with divers neces sary cxpences, for the payment whereof no certain provision is made by law, and such ex pences have usually been discharged without any lawful authority for that purpose out of the monies levied for the relief of the poor; and it is expedient to make adequate legal provision for the payment of such expences: It is therefore enacted as follows:

Schedule to be made of Fees payable on holding- fmjuests.—That the justices of the peace for every county, riding, division, or district in England and Wales, in general or quarter sessions assembled, shall, at the general or quarter sessions of the peace to be hoblen next after the passing of this act, or at some subse quent general or quarter sessions, and the town council of every borough having a coroner shall at the quarterly meeting of such council which shall beholden next after the passing of this act or at some subsequent quarterly meeting there of, make or cause to be made a schedule of the several fees, allowances, and disbursements which, on the holding of any inquest on any dead body within such county, rilling, division, district, or borough, may be lawfully paid and made by the coroner holding such inquest (other than the fees payable to medical wit nesses under and by virtue of 6 & 7 VV. 4, Si), intituled An Act to provide for the Atten dunce and Remuneration of Medical Witnesses at Coroners' Inquests; and it shall be lawful for such justices in general or quarter session assembled, and for such town council at an such quarterly meeting as aforesaid, from tin) to time to alter and vary such schedule as t such justices and town council respectively may seem fit; and the said justices and town

council respectively shall cause a copy of cverv such shedule to be deposited with the clerk of the peace of such county, riding, division, district, or borough, and one other copy thereof to be delivered to every coroner acting in and for such county, riding, division, district, or borough as aforesaid; and whenever any inquest shall be holden on any dead body the coroner holding the same shall immediately after the termination of the proceedings adance and pay all expences reasonably incurred n and about the holding thereof,not exceecding the sums set forth in the said schedule, and which sums so advanced and paid shall be re, aid to the said coroner in manner hereinafter mentioned: Provided that until such schedule as aforesaid shall have been made the coroner shall advance and pay, at his discretion, all reasonable expences of holding every inquest within the limits of his jurisdiction, and shall be repaid the amount thereof, in the same manner as if the sums so paid had been inluded in a schedule duly made according to the provisions of this act. (s. 1.)

Coroners to pay Medical Witnesses.—That so much of the said act passed in the last session of parliament as directs the Coroner to make out an order on the churchwardens and overseers of the parish in which any death shall have happened for pavinent of the remuneration or fee payable under the provisions of that act to any medical practitioner, and as directs such churchwardens and overseers to pay the same out of the funds collected for the relief of the poor of such parish, shall be and the same is hereby repealed, and in lieu thereof the coroner shall, immediately after the termination of the proceedings at any inquest, advance and pay such remuneration or fee to every medical witness summoned under the provisions of the said act, and the amount thereof shall be rep'iid to the said coroner in manner hereinafter mentioned, (s. 2.)

Coroners of Counties to lay their Accounts before the Sessions, and Coroners nf Boroughs to lay l/ieoi before the Town Council. The Coroner to be repaid out of the County Rates or the Borough Fund.—That every coroner acting in and for any county, riding, division, or district shall, within four months after holding any inquest, cause a full and trne account of all sums paid by him under the provisions of this act, including all sums paid to any medical witness as aforesaid, to be laid before the justices of the peace of such county, riding, division, or district in genera) or quarter sessions assembled, or at any adjournment thereof; and every coroner of any borough shall, within four months after holding any inquest, cause a full and true account of all sums paid by bitn under the provisions of this act, including as aforesaid, to he laid before the town council of such borough; and all such accounts shall be accompanied by such vouchers as under the circumstances may to such justices or council respectively seem reasonable; and such justices or council respectively may, if they shall think fit, examine the said coroner on oath as to such account, and on being satisfied of the 251

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correctness thereof, such justices or council respectively shall make an order on the treasurer of the said county, riding, division, or district, or of the said borough (as the case may be), for payment to the said coroner not only of the sum due to him on such account, hut also of a sum of six shillings and eight-pence for every inquest holden bv him as aforesaid, over and above all other fees and allowances to which he is now by law entitled; and the treasurer of any county, riding, division, or district on whom any such order shall be made shall, out of the monies in his hands arising from the county rates, and the treasurer of any borough on whom any such order shall be made shall, out of the monies in his hands on account of the borough fund, pay to the said coroner the sum mentioned in such order, without any abatement or deduction whatever; and every such treasurer shall, on passing his accounts, be allowed all sums which he shall pay in pursuance of any such order as aforesaid, (s. 3.)

Act applicable to London.—That this act and the several provisions hereiu contained shall extend and be applicable to the city of London and the town and borough of Southwark. (s. A.)

Ai t matj be altered.—That this act may be altered or repealed by any act in this present session of parliament, (s. 5.)

THE NEW FRANKING ACT.

Br the 1 Vict. c. 30, the privilege of frankiug letters is defined aud declared. The privilege, so far as it relates to members of Parliament, commenced on Wednesday last; the other classes are not affected by the sitting of parliament. We shall give such of the clauses r.s are of general interest at length.

1. The act is to come into operation on the same day as the I Vict. c. 32, (the General Post Office Act).

2. Her Majesty's letters are to be free.

3. —Letters of certain officers free.—That the letters of the undermentioned classes of persons transmitted by post, either to or from them, shall, subject to the conditions hereinafter stated, be exempt from postage :—

Class I.

Members of each House of Parliament.

CLASS II.

Clerk of the Parliament.
The Clerk Assistant of the House of
Lords.

The Reading Clerk of the House of
Lords.

The Clerk of the House of Commons.
The Two Clerks Assistant of the House
of Commons.

The Chief Clerk without Doors of the House of Commons (who receives the fees and pays the officers of the House).

CLASS III.

The Secretaries and Assistant Secretary of the Treasury.

The Postmaster General, the Secretary and Assistant Secretary of the Postmaster General, in England.

CLASS IV.

The Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain

The Speaker of the House of Commons.

The Lord High Treasurer or First Lord Commissioner of Her Majesty's Treasury of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.

The Commissioners of the Treasury.

Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, and their Under Secretaries.

The Chancellor of Her Majesty's Exchequer.

The President and Vice President of the Committee of Council appointed for the consideration of matters relating to trade and foreign plantations.

The Clerks of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council.

The First Commissioner of Woods and Forests.

The President of the Board of Commissioners for the affairs of India.

The Secretaries to the Board of Commissioners for the affairs of India.

The Judge Advocate General.

The Secretary of the Postmaster General in Ireland.

The Surveyors of the Post Office in England.

The Secretary of the Postmaster General in Scotland.

The Surveyors of the Post Office in Scotland.

The Commander in Chief of her Majesty's Forces in Great Britain.

The Secretary to the Commander in Chief of Her Majesty's Forces in Great Britain.

The Master General of the Board of Ordnance.

One of the Secretaries of the said Master General of the Board of Ordnance.

The Secretary to the Board of Ordnance.

The Inspector General of Fortifications.

The Quartermaster General of Her Majesty's Forces in Great ltritain.

The Adjutant General of her Majesty's Forces in Great Britain.

The Secretary at War.

The Deputy Secretary at War.

Her Majesty's Paymaster General.

The Lord High Admiral or First Lord Commissioner of the Admiralty.

The Commissioners of the Admiralty.

The Secretaries of the Admiralty.

Her Majesty's Lieutenant General or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland;

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And his or their Chief Secretary. Under < Secretary, and Private Secretary respectively.

Class v.

The Lord Chancellor of Ireland.
The Surveyors of the Tost Office in Ire-
land.

Class vr.

The respective Departments and Offices mentioned in the First column of schedule (AO, in respect of the official correspondence of such departments and offices.

CLASS VII.

Persons being at the head of the several departments and offices mentioned in the first column of schedule (BO, in respect of their official correspondence.

CLASS VIII.

The persons mentioned in the third column of schedule (CO, in respect of their official correspondence.

CLASS IX.

The several officers herein-after specified belonging to the offices mentioned in the first column of schedule (D.), in respect of the official correspondence of such offices.

CLASS x.

Commissioners, whether for permanent or temporary purposes, appointed by act of parliament or appointed by her Majesty's letters patent, to which commissioners the privilege is granted by this or by any subsequent act, in respect of their correspondei ce relating to the business of their commission.

4. Extent and Conditions of Privilege of \st Class.—That the privilege of the persons of the first class shall last no longer than during the session of parliament, and forty days before a summons, or forty days after a prorogation; and the privilege shall extend to the sending of ten letters every day, each not exceeding an ounce in weight, to places within the United Kingdom; and to the receipt from places within the United Kingdom of fifteen letters every day, each not exceeding the same weight; and to the power of receiving and sending printed votes and proceedings in parliament from and to places within the United Kingdom; and to receiving petitions addressed to either house of parliament, not exceeding six ounces in weight each; but in order to exempt the above-mentioned letters and papers from postage the following conditions shall be observed :—livery letter sent shall be subject to the same conditions as are hereinafter expressed with regard to the letters of all persons of the first five classes having the privilege of franking; and every letter received shall be directed cither to the place where the privileged person shall actually be at the time of the delivery thereof, or ai bis usual place of residence in London, or at the house of par

liament or at the lobby of the house of parliament of which he shall be a member; and all printed votes and proceedings in parliament and printed parliamentary papers shall be sent without covers, or in covers open at the sides, and shall be signed by the privileged person sending them, in the manner heretofore practised; and all petitions shall be sent without covers, or in covers open at the sides; and the power of receiving votes and proceedings shall be restricted to the places within the United Kingdom of which the privileged person shall have previously given notice to the postmaster general, either at London or Dublin.

5 Extent and Conditions of Privilege of 2d Class.—That the privilege of the persons of the second class shall extend both to letters and parliamentary proceedings and papers, and shall he subject to the regulations and restrictions to which that of the first class is subject, except as to the number of such letters, which shall be without limit, and except as to the weight of such letters, which shall not exceed two ounces each.

6. Extent and Conditions of Privilege of 'M Class.—That the privilege ot the members of the third class shall extend to the sending and receiving all letters, without limit as to either number or weight; and with respect to letters sent by them it shall be unnecessary to insert in the superscription the name of the post town, or the date of the day, month, or year when sent, but nevertheless the whole superscription shall be of the handwriting of the person sending the same.

7. Extent of Privilege of 4th Class.—That the privilege of the members of the fourth class shall extend to the sending and receiving all letters, without limit as to either number or weight.

8. Extent of Privilege of 5th Class —That the privilege of the members of the fifth class shall extend to the sending and receiving of all letters to and from places within Iriland, without limit as to cither number or weight.

9. Conditions to be observed by the first five Classes in regard to Letters sent by them.—That all letters sent by privileged persons of the foregoing five classes shall, except so far as has been excepted in reference to the members of the third class, be subject to the following conditions:—The whole superscription shall he of the handwriting of the privileged person sending the same, and shall contain th» name of such person, together with the name of the post town from which the same is intended to be sent, and the day, month, and year when the same shall be put into the post office, the day of the month to be in words at length, and the whole direction and superscription to be of the handwriting of the privileged person; and every such letter shall be put into the general post office or other post office, or into a receiving house or place appointed by her Majesty's postmaster general for the receipt of letters and packets to be forwarded by the post, on the day of the date written upon such letter; and the privileged person whose name

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