« EelmineJätka »
A NOTARY OF ENGLAND,
AS CONNECTED WITH MERCANTILE INSTRUMENTS,
THE LAW MERCHANT, AND STATUTES,
RELATIVE TO THE PRESENTMENT, ACCEPTANCE, AND DISHONOUR OF
BILLS OF EXCHANGE, &c.
VARIOUS DOCUMENTS RELATING TO SHIPPING:
A FULL COLLECTION OF PRECEDENTS,
SOLICITOR AND NOTARY;
ONE OF THE COMMISSIONERS OF BANKRUPT FOR THE DISTRICT OF
HIGH COURT OF ADMIRALTY OF ENGLAND.
SAUNDERS AND BENNING, LAW BOOKSELLERS, 43, FLEET-STREET.
BY VIRTUE OF WHICH OFFICE, HE HAS THE SUPERINTENDENCE OVER THE
ADMISSION, AND PRACTICE OF THE NOTARIES OF ENGLAND,
THE NATURAL PROTECTOR OF THEIR RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES;
IS, BY HIS PERMISSION, DEDICATED, AS A TRIBUTE OF
RESPECT AND ADMIRATION,
FOR HIS TALENTS IN DISCHARGING HIS OFFICIAL DUTIES,
AND FOR THE COURTESY AND KINDNESS OF MANNER,
REPEATEDLY EXPERIENCED FROM HIM BY
THE prodigious extent, of the commerce of the United Kingdom, and its rapid increase since the commencement of the present century, are owing, under Divine Providence, principally to the enterprise, integrity, and skill of British merchants; and from the variety and extensive nature of their transactions, it is obvious that questions must often come before the English Courts of Law, connected with the usages which they have adopted for the well conducting of their trade and mercantile business, and from that circumstance recognised in our Courts, by the designation of the Law Merchant.
The rules to be observed, respecting the presentment and dishonour of bills of exchange, and the general practice of a notary of England, both as connected with those, and other instruments of a mercantile nature, are in accordance with, and are governed by usage and by the Law Merchant, except in one or two rare instances, in which there have been legislative enactments; yet whenever any mercantile question arises in