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Documents associated with: lawsuit, Johnson v. Whistler
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System Number: 12198
Date: 18 September 1877
Author: Edmund Newman[1]
Place: [London]
Recipient: James Anderson Rose[2]
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms[3]


1877. - No. 38
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
COMMON PLEAS DIVISION.
Johnson[4] }
V. }
Whistler }
Copy
 
WRIT OF SUMMONS.

EDMUND NEWMAN,
15 CLIFFORD'S INN,
LONDON,
PLAINTIFFS SOLICITOR.

[p. 2] 1877. - I. - No. 300.
IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE.
COMMON PLEAS DIVISION.

[in margin:] WRIT OF SUMMONS. [...]

BETWEEN John Johnson
PLAINTIFF
AND
James A. McNiel [sic] Whistler
DEFENDANT.

VICTORIA, BY THE GRACE OF GOD OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, QUEEN, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, TO
James A. McNiel [sic] Whistler -
OF No. 2 Lindsey [sic] Row Chelsea
IN THE County OF Middlesex -

WE COMMAND YOU, THAT WITHIN EIGHT DAYS AFTER THE SERVICE OF THIS WRIT ON YOU, INCLUSIVE OF THE DAY OF SUCH SERVICE, YOU DO CAUSE AN APPEARANCE TO BE ENTERED FOR YOU IN THE COMMON PLEAS DIVISION OF OUR HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, IN AN ACTION AT THE SUIT OF John Johnson

AND TAKE NOTICE THAT IN DEFAULT OF YOUR SO DOING THE PLAINTIFF MAY PROCEED THEREIN, AND JUDGMENT MAY BE GIVEN IN YOUR ABSENCE. WITNESS, THE RIGHT HONORABLE HUGH MacCALMONT BARON CAIRNS, LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF GREAT BRITAIN, AT WESTMINSTER, THE eighteenth DAY OF September IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-seven.

N. B. - THIS WRIT IS TO BE SERVED WITHIN TWELVE CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE THEREOF, OR, IF RENEWED, WITHIN SIX CALENDAR MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF SUCH RENEWAL, INCLUDING THE DAY OF SUCH DATE, AND NOT AFTERWARDS.

THE DEFENDANT MAY APPEAR THERETO BY ENTERING an APPEARANCE, EITHER PERSONALLY OR BY SOLICITOR, AT THE OFFICES OF THE COMMON PLEAS DIVISION OF THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE, SERJEANT'S INN, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON.

[p. 3]

THE PLAINTIFFS CLAIM IS for the price of Coals sold

The following are the particulars
1875 Mch 18 to 1877 June 12 } To Coals sold and delivered by the Plaintiff to the Defendant between these dates both inclusive the full particulars whereof have been delivered to the Defendant

 

1876 Cr[edit] £48. 2. 0
Jan. 15 By Cash £5. 0. 0      
Nov 2   "   "   10. 0. 0      
1877        
Feb 14.   "   "   10. 0. 0 25.  0.  0 
    £23.  2.  0 

 

Also the like sum on accounts stated

AND £2: 9: 4 FOR COSTS; AND IF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED BE PAID TO THE PLAINTIFF OR His SOLICITOR WITHIN FOUR DAYS FROM THE SERVICE HEREOF, FURTHER PROCEEDINGS WILL BE STAYED.

THIS WRIT WAS ISSUED BY
EDMUND NEWMAN,
OF NUMBER 15 CLIFFORD'S INN, FLEET STREET, IN THE CITY OF LONDON,
SOLICITOR FOR THE SAID PLAINTIFF, WHO RESIDEs AT No. 43 Beaufort Street Chelsea in the County of Middlesex

THE ADDRESS FOR SERVICE IS
NUMBER 15 CLIFFORD'S INN, FLEET STREET, IN THE CITY OF LONDON.

THIS WRIT WAS SERVED BY ME
ON THE DEFENDANT

ON      DAY, THE      DAY OF 187    

INDORSED THE      DAY OF       187


This document is protected by copyright.


Envelope:

J. A. M. Whistler Esqre
2 Lindsey Row
Chelsea
Anderson Rose Esquire
Salisbury Street
Strand
[stamp:] POSTAGE & REVENUE / ONE PENNY
[postmark:] CHELSEA S. W. / X / SP 18 / 77
[postmark on verso:] LONDON W. C. / MM / S.M.P. / SE 18 / 77


Notes:

1.  Edmund Newman
Probably Edmund Newman (b. ca 1829), of Newman and Payne, solicitor [more], lawyers acting for the plaintiff, J. Johnson.

2.  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]. This is one of several documents on the case of Whistler v. Johnson (#12203, #12210, #12207, #12197).

3.  PD/Ms
p. 1 is the cover for the legal documents contained within; '93' was written on the right in another hand, in a circle, at the top of p. 2, and on the envelope (confirming that the envelope belongs to the writ) probably when JW's legal papers were collected by Rose.

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