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System Number: 12196
Date: [1 October 1877][1]
Author: Edmund Newman[2]
Place: London
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[3]
Place: [London]
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: ADc

1877. J. No. 300.
In The High Court of Justice
Common Pleas Division

Johnson }[4]
v          }
Whistler }

Affidavit in support of application for leave to sign Judgement -

Edmund Newman
Plaintiff's Solicitor
15 Cliffords Inn.

[p. 2] '93'[5]

1877. J. No. 300.
In the High Court of Justice
Common Pleas Division
Between John Johnson Plaintiff -
James Abbott McNiel [sic] Whistler (sued as "James A. McNiel Whistler") Defendant

I, John Johnson of Number 43 Beaufort Street Chelsea in the County of Middlesex Coal Merchant the above named Plaintiff make oath and say as follows -

1. That on the 18th day of September 1877 I caused to be issued out of the Common Pleas Division of this Honorable Court of Writ of Summons[6] against the above named Defendant a true Copy whereof is hereunto annexed marked "A" - and an appearance was entered for the Defendant on the 25th day of September Instant -

2. That this action is brought to recover the sum of £23. 2. 0 balance of an account for Coals supplied by me to the Defendant between the. 18th day of March 1875 and the 12th day of June 1877 both inclusive the full particulars whereof have been delivered to the Defendant -

3. That the said sum of £23. 2. 0 is still due and owing from the said Defendant to me and I verily believe the said Defendant has no [p. 3] defence to this Action and that the appearance entered for him herein is entered solely for the purpose of delay

Sworn at No. 10      }
Cliffords Inn in the  }
City of London this } Jno Johnson
first day of October }
1877 - Before me    }

Francis Norton[7]
A Commissioner to Administer Oaths in the supreme Court of Judicature in England

[p. 4] This affidavit is filed on behalf of the Plaintiff -

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1.  [1 October 1877]
Document witnessed and dated at bottom of page.

2.  [Edmund Newman?]
Edmund Newman (b. ca 1829), of Newman and Payne, solicitor [more]. They were lawyers acting for the plaintiff, J. Johnson.

3.  James Anderson Rose
This writ may have been served on JW, but it was forwarded with JW's legal papers to James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

4.  Johnson
John Johnson, coal merchant in Chelsea [more].

5.  '93'
Written on right in another hand, in a circle, probably when JW's legal papers were collected by Rose.

6.  Summons
See #12198.

7.  Francis Norton
Francis Norton (b. ca 1824), solicitor, Commissioner to Administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature [more].