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FROM TUESDAY'S LONDON GAZETTE,…

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LOCAL COURT FOR THE RECOVERY OF SMAl* 5 DEBTS. J S The following document was presented to the Town CounW 5 on Tuesday evening last, when a case thereon was ordered be prepared for the opinion ot counsel:— ] Report of the Committee appointed by the- Town Council the 1st day of September, 1846, to take into consideration t* 1 Act for better securing the payment of Small Debts, and its at ] plicabilitv to the Newport Borough Court and the OfriceA thereof, and the propriety of applying to her Majesty for'' extension of its jurisdiction to the whole county of Monmoutll ] A quorum of your Committee, consisting of Mr. DowliDj j Mr. Brewer, Mr. Hughes, ixlr Edwards, Mr. H. J. Davis, M Jenkins, and Mr. Jas. Davis, having the 3rd day of Septemb ] aforesaid, met at the Town Clerk's office, proceeded to exami < the minute book containing entries of the holding of the BorouS Court, commencing on the 10th day of March, 17S9, old styl' 1 The Roll of Oaths to be taken by the IMayor, Town Clerk, other corporate officers, which bear evidence of being extant i A quorum of your Committee, consisting of Mr. DowliDj j Mr. Brewer, Mr. Hughes, i\Ir Edwards, Mr. H. J, Davis, IV" Jenkins, and Mr. Jas. Davis, having the 3rd day of SeptemW | aforesaid, met at the Town Clerk's office, proceeded to examio < the minute book containing entries of the holding of the BorouS Court, commencing on the 10th day of March, 17S9, old styl' 1 The Roll of Oaths to be taken by the IMayor, Town Clerk, other corporate officers, which bear evidence of being extant i the reign of Queen Anne, who reigned from 1701 to 1713, an1 affidavits of debt and writs sworn and issued in the court do^ to August, 183; and the new rules of practice of the coul allowed ana confirmed by the Judges in 1838, beg to submit th following as the result of their investigation :— That the Borough Court of Newport is a court of record, tb jurisdiction ot which extends to debts above, as well as undeW> £ 20. That the Mayor for the time being is by the custom of tb, court the judge thereof. 0 That the entries in the rccord book are mostly in the hand' writing of the town clerk for the time being, but in those oflate date the entries are frequently in the handwriting of the clerk* of the town clerk. That there arc instances of affidavits to hold to bail, being sworn before the mayor, a justice of the peace for the borough the town clcrk, and the deputy town clerk. That previously to the making of the new rules in 1838, the writ was tested in the name of the mayor with the name of the town clerk subscribed at the foot thereof. That the fourth 0! the new rules gives a form for the writ of summons, which is also tested by the mayor, but the name of the town clerk is not introduced, but it is by the 5th rule directed that the writ 0: summons is to be issued on a precipe delivered to the registrar and to be by him filed. 6 That the town clerk assisted in performing the duties of the court, and acted as clerk thereof, but bv the new rules he ii styled registrar of the said court. t Jurisdiction of the court was by virtue of 5 and 4 Wm. i v, c. 76, s. 118, extended to the limits of the municipal borough. That the mayor of the borough is not a barrister, special pleader, or attorney of one of her Majesty's superior courts of common law at Westminster. That the town clerk and registrar is an attorney of lief; Majesty's superior courts of common law at Westminster, whflj, has practised as an attorney for ten years and upwards. That the court of record for the borough of Newport, is sucl a court as, with a duly qualified judge, is competent to carrj into execution the act of 8 and 9 Vic. c. 127. into execution the act of 8 and 9 Vic. c. 127. And that it is expedient that a memorial be presented to her Majesty praying her, with the advice of her privy council, to en- large the district of the said court of record to the whole county of Monmouth. t And your committee recommendthat a case, embodying the subject matter in this report, be submitted to counsel, for the purpose of advising the town counsel whether it is competent to them to proceed to the appointment of a judge under the last mentioned act, and for advice generally with respect to the powers of the court, and the powers, rights, and duties of the officers thereof. ED WD. DOWLING, j WM. JENKINS, f THOS. HUGHES, 5 HENRY JOHN DAVIS, W. BREWER, LEWIS EDWARDS.

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