Inquiries Respecting the Courts of Commissioners of Bankrupts, and Lord Chancellor's Court

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J. and W.T. Clarke, 1825 - 124 頁
 

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第 82 頁 - Eliz., c. 7, as gives jurisdiction in matters of bankruptcy to the Lord High Chancellor or Lord Keeper of the Great Seal of England." ' Mr. Sinclair said, that he rose to second the motion, not only because he believed that it would be productive of great public...
第 31 頁 - Upon this subject his lordship observed, with warmth, that the abuse of the bankrupt laws is a disgrace to the country, and it would be better at once to repeal all the statutes than to suffer them to be applied to such purposes.
第 82 頁 - Catholic claims, and shall conclude this day, by moving that this House will resolve itself into a committee of the whole House, to consider of the state of the representation.
第 26 頁 - One party gains the attention of a commissioner ; he is instantly broken in upon by another party, perhaps by another commissioner; the halfheard case must be repeated; and the second judge soon, in like manner, gives way to a third...
第 8 頁 - Lord Admiral, Warden of the Cinque Ports, Chief Governor of Ireland, Chancellor of the Exchequer, Master of the Wards, Secretaries of State, two Chief Justices and Chief Baron, may always be chosen with the approbation of both Houses of Parliament; and in the...
第 114 頁 - ... apply by petition to the lord chancellor, lord keeper, or the lords commissioners of the great seal of Great Britain for the time being...
第 7 頁 - ... keep the word of promise to the ear, and break it to the hope" — we have presumed to court the assistance of the friends of the drama to strengthen our infant institution.
第 89 頁 - ... the ten years from 1760 to 1770, their number was '272. In the ten years from 1801 to 1810, they actually amounted to 492 ; so that the number of appeals from 1801 to 1810, a period of ten years, was equal to the number of appeals heard in the whole twenty years, that elapsed between 1750 and 1770. Now, another very heavy branch of duty was produced by the number of commissions of bankrupt, upon the issue of which it was for the lord chancellor to determine. From 1770 to 1779, the average number...
第 90 頁 - Jiad arrived. . The words of their committee were, " There is now a manifest impossibility that any person holding the great seal can find the time that is requisite for the execution of the offices of Lord High Chancellor and of Speaker of the House of Lords, and foy the transaction of all the other business incidental to those high offices.1...
第 54 頁 - ... the management of the bankruptcy business out of the hands of the Lord Chancellor. But even allowing that this branch of business might with propriety be taken from the Lord Chancellor, still it would be necessary to have a Vice-Chancellor. But the bankruptcy law was so particularly important in a commercial country, that it would be highly dangerous to entrust it to any authority subordinate to that of the Lord Chancellor. It had been objected, that in the distribution of the business in the...

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