A Compilation of Scottish Justiciary Records with an Interesting Letter about an Estate Case Alison, Sir Archibald [1792-1867]. List of Cases for Trial at the Glasgow Autumn Circuit, September 1829. The Right Hon. Lord Justice-Clerk and Lord Moncreiff. Archibald Alison, Esq. Advocate Depute. [Glasgow: S.n., 1829]. [xvi], 9-307,  pp. Quarto (10" x 8"). Contemporary three-quarter sheep over marbled boards, gilt rules to sheep edges, gilt-stamped label reading "Arch. Alison Esq. Advocate Depute" to front board, gilt fillets and title to spine. Rubbing to boards and extremities, a few small scuffs, nicks and scratches to boards, light wear to extremities, corners bumped, hinges cracked. Light toning to interior, negligible light foxing in a few places, cracks in text block after first and final leaves, initial 16 pp. docket filled out in an early hand. [With] Gibson, L. [Carrick, William]. [Autograph Letter, Signed, Regarding a Bankrupt Estate, Kingston, Jamaica, October 26, 1833]. 10" x 8" bifolium, text to first 2 pp. with integral address leaf and docket to verso. Light toning, horizontal and vertical fold lines, a few small holes and tears just starting along fold lines, text not affected, residue from wax seal and tear to final leaf not affecting address or docket. Together 2 items. $750. * Compiled over the course of the term, this volume is comprised of a list of 73 cases on the docket for the Glasgow Circuit Court of Justiciary in September 1829 followed by records for 72 of those cases. The records, typically 3-5 pp. in length, consist of a short summary of the indictment along with a list of witnesses and jury members, if applicable. Each record is individually paginated and docketed in print on the verso of the final leaf, suggesting that they were issued individually as the term progressed and bound later for the reference of judges and advocates. In private practice, one of Alison's cases involved the aftermath of the bankruptcy of James Auchie and Company, a merchant firm incorporated in Jamaica as Dollar, Auchie and Company. The company declared bankruptcy in Glasgow in 1812, triggering many suits by creditors and counter-suits by the company's accountants. One of these accountants was William Carrick, whom Alison represented at least once in 1822 and likely afterwards. In this letter, a Ja.
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