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AN ACTRESS'S CARRIAGE AND HER COAGHMAKER. The case of Betteye and Another v. Elsworthy was brought on in the Nisi Prias Court, Westminster, last week. This was an action brought to recover < £ 21 12s. 6d. for work and labour done, under these circumstances. The plaintiffs are coachmakers, carry- ing on business in Piccadilly and the New-road, and the defendant is an actress of eminence in her pro- fession. According to the plaintiffs' case, the defend- ant in March, 1864, drove her pony phaeton to his establishment in the New-road for the purpose of having the vehicle repaired in certain parts-namely, to put a new bottom to the carriage, to paint the body and the wheels, and to put a new basket at the back. The plaintiffs agreed to make the necessary repairs for £ 12. When the repairs were done the plaintiffs wrote to the defendant, requesting her to call and see the phaeton. She did so, and then the plaintiffs sug- gested that she ought to have the carriage newly lined, and they said they would do the work for about seven guineas. She consented to this, and the carriage was thereupon newly lined, and after some time it was seht home to the defendant. In July, 1864, a bill was sent to the defendant for X20 8s. 6d., being the amount charged by the plaintiffs for the various repairs in question, including a silver-mounted rein-rest, and one or two other matters. The amount was frequently sent for to the defendant, but as the account was not settled, the plaintiffs sent in a new account in January last, in which they had added £1 4s. to the account for the standing of the carriage for eight weeks on their premises, and for interest. As the account was not settled, the present action was brought, and the .defendant paid .£15 into court to meet the demand. Mr. John W. Betteye, one of the plaintiffs, was examined in support of this case. He admitted, in cross-examination, that the defendant's coachman called upon him and tendered him zCl5 in settlement of his demand. Mr. Davis, a coei-chmaker in Long-acre, said tha,t the charges made by plaintiffs for the repairs to the defendant's carriage were fair and reasonable. The defence was that the plaintiffs had undertaken to do all the repairs of which the pony phaeton stood in need, including the now lining of the vehicle, for X-12, but that in consideration of a now piece of cloth used in completion of the lining, the defendant was willing to allow .£1, and also another .£1 or 30s on account of the silverplated rein-rest, and one or two other little matters which she desired to have done to the phaeton. She accordingly sent her coach- man with .£15 to the plaintiffs, but the latter refused to take this sum, except as in part payment of this account. The coachman then took the money back to his mistress. Miss EIsworthy was examined, and she positively deposed that the plaintiff contracted to do all the re- pairs, including the new lining of the carriage, for .£12; and three witnesses-two coachmakers and a coach- liner-declared that £10 or X12 would be a sufficient payment for all the repairs done. The coachman also deposed that he made an offer of 415 in payment of the plaintiffs' demand. The jury found for the plaintiff. Damages- X20 8s. 6d., thus deducting from the bill sent into de- fendant £1 4s., the charge made for the standing of the carriage, and for interest.

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