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RETURN to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons,
dated 14 July 1858 ;-for,
A RETURN “ of the Number of APPLICATIONS for BANKRUPTS' CERTIFICATES heard
before each COMMISSIONER during each of the last Five Years until the 5th day of July 1858, showing the Number granted, distinguishing the Classes, the Number suspended, and the Number refused; also, the Number of Bankrupts' Examinations adjourned sine die in each Year.”
Note. Some few cases have occurred in which applications for certificates have been heard and the sitting adjourned sine die; but as such cases have been very few in number, and another heuring has generally taken place, they have not been included in this Return.
Thos. Ewing Winslow, Registrar.
Total heard ... 169
* Mr. Commissioner Stevenson died on the 15th June 1858. Liverpool Court of Bankruptcy,
James R. Brougham, Registrar. 24 July 1858.
Mr. John Yate Lee, the Registrar of Mr. Commissioner Perry's Court, is absent on vacation; this Return cannot, therefore, be signed by him.
Liverpool, 27 July 1858.
* The Certificates suspended are included in these columns.
+ No register is kept of examinations adjourned sine die, and I have no means of furnishing any
The particulars contained in this Return are correctly stated.
Court of Bankruptcy, ?
Wm. Sidney Gibson, Registrar.
Wm. Hy. Whitehead,