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System Number: 12025
Date: 1 November 1878
Author: Dod and Longstaffe[1]
Place: London
Recipient: JW
Place: London
Repository: Library of Congress
Call Number: Manuscript Division, Pennell-Whistler Collection, PWC
Document Type: PD/Ms


'172[2]'

IN THE HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE
EXCHEQUER DIVISION,

[printed in margin:] WRIT OF SUMMONS.

BETWEEN Frederick Oetzmann[3] & Sons
PLAINTIFFs
AND
James M. Whistler
DEFENDANT

VICTORIA, BY THE GRACE OF GOD, OF THE UNITED KINGDOM OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND, QUEEN, DEFENDER OF THE FAITH, TO James M. Whistler
OF The White House Tite Street Queens Road 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 EXCHEQUER DIVISION OF OUR HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE IN AN ACTION AT THE SUIT OF Frederick Oetzmann & Sons

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 HONOURABLE HUGH MACCALMONT[4] BARON Earl CAIRNS, LORD HIGH CHANCELLOR OF GREAT BRITAIN, AT WESTMINSTER, THE first DAY OF November IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHT.

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 HERETO BY ENTERING an APPEARANCE  , EITHER PERSONALLY OR BY SOLICITOR, AT THE EXCHEQUER OFFICE, AT NO. 7, STONE BUILDINGS, LINCOLN'S INN, IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX.

[p. 2]

1875    
June 27 [To Tuning?] [illegible]
  21/ [illegible] [illegible]
  [carriage?]   5 - 0
Novr 9 To Tuning   4 - 0
1876    
Jany 20     4 - 0
May 13     4 - 0
Sept 6     4 - 0
1877    
April 6 hire of piano to July 30th 1878 15 3/4 months @ 12/- per month 9 - 9 - 0
  Carriage   5 - 0
Novr 3 Tuning   4 - 0
Feby 4    "   4 - 0
May 2    "   4 - 0
    33 - 13 - 3
1877    
July 4 By Cash 10 -  0 - 0 
    £23.- 13 - 3 

 

The Plaintiffs also claim interest at £5 per cent per annum on the above amount from the date thereof until payment and THE PLAINTIFF ALSO CLAIM  THE ABOVE AMOUNT UPON ACCOUNTS STATED, AND £2: 13: 5 FOR COSTS; AND IF THE AMOUNT CLAIMED BE PAID TO THE PLAINTIFFs OR TO tHeir SOLICITORS WITHIN FOUR DAYS FROM THE SERVICE HEREOF, FURTHER PROCEEDINGS WILL BE STAYED.

THIS WRIT WAS ISSUED BY
CHARLES DOD AND JOHN LAWRENCE LONGSTAFFE,
OF NO. 16, BERNERS STREET, IN THE PARISH OF ST. MARYLEBONE,
IN THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX,
SOLICITORS FOR THE SAID PLAINTIFFs, WHO RESIDE  AT 38 Conduit Street
IN THE COUNTY OF Middlesex

THE ADDRESS FOR SERVICE IS 16, BERNERS STREET, AFORESAID.

THIS WRIT WAS SERVED BY         
ON THE DEFENDANT         
ON          
OF          
ENDORSED         

'23 - 11 - 3[5]
   2 - 15 - 6
 26 -  6 - 9'


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Notes:

1.  Dod and Longstaffe
Solicitors representing Frederick Oetzmann & Son. Payment of their bill had been requested on 24 July 1878 (see W. H. Cubison to JW, #12024).

2.  '172'
Written in another hand in upper right-hand corner of sheet, in a circle. Letters pertaining to legal matters, and to JW's bankruptcy, were numbered by James Anderson Rose (1819-1890), solicitor [more].

3.  Frederick Oetzmann & Son
Frederick Oetzmann & Son, pianoforte makers.

4.   MACCALMONT
The Right Honourable Hugh MacCalmont (1819-1885), Baron Cairns, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain [more].

5.  23 - 13 - 3 ... 26. 6 9
Almost illegible calculations written in right-hand margin of sheet, possibly by JW.