Edwin Wilkins Field; A Memorial Sketch

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byThomas Sadler

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1872 Excerpt: ... of companies in several instances in which he was employed professionally, particularly in the case of the St. George's Steam Packet Company. Hence, at the time of the passing of the Act of 1844, a scheme for a Winding-up Act was submitted, in behalf of that Company, to the Board of Trade by Mr. Field and Mr. Rigge (then of the firm of Ambrose Lace and Co., of Liverpool, and formerly in Mr. Field's office at 41, Bedford Row). On the 27th of April, 1846, these gentlemen furnished Mr. Bellenden Ker, as adviser of the Board of Trade, at his request, with their views on the subject "in writing." These views consisted, first, of " Heads of proposed Bill to amend the Law for Windingup the Affairs of Joint-Stock Companies and other Partnerships;" and, secondly, of a letter of explanation, in which the reasons for the scheme were set forth. In 1848 an Act was passed, embodying substantially all the clauses proposed, and was supplemented by another Act the next year; and though both these Acts were repealed by the Companies' Act of 1862,-f-their provisions had been found to work in so satisfactory a manner that they were adopted in that Act and in the subsequent legislation on the subject! 11 & 12 Vict. c. 45, intituled "An Act to amend the Acts for facilitating the Winding-up of the Affairs of Joint-Stock Companies unable to meet their Pecuniary Engagements, and also to facilitate the Dissolution and Winding-up of Joint-Stock Companies and other Partnerships." Though the Six Clerks' Office had been done away with, the Office of Master in Chancery remained, and was productive of great delay and expense to the suitors. This office had been from the time of James I. and Queen Elizabeth a frequent subject of complaint. In his pamphlet of 1840, Mr. Field pointed out th...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1872 Excerpt: ... of companies in several instances in which he was employed professionally, particularly in the case of the St. George's Steam Pa...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217928471

ISBN - 13:9780217928472

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