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MERCANTILE ABBREVIATIONS AND ARITHMETICAL

SIGNS. a/c, account current.

=, equal to. o/a, on account.

+, plus. olo, per cent.

-, minus. d/d, days' date.

:, divided by. dri, days' sight.

X, multiplied by. @, at-also, to.

pro., or per pro., per procuration , per.

TABLE OF PARTICULAR DATES. Hilary Term commences... ... ... Jan. 11 ... ends Jan. 31. Easter Term commences...

... Apr. 15 ... ends May 8. Trinity Term commences

... May 22 ... ends June 12. Michaelmas Term commences ... ... Nov. 2 ... ends Nov. 25.

Common Law Long Vacation commences 11th Aug. ... ends 24th Oct. Chancery Long Vacation commences ... 10th Aug. ... ends 28th Oct.

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Candlemas. ...

2nd Feb. Whitsunday*

... 15th May. Lammas...

... ... 1st Aug. Martinmas

... 11th Nov. * This term is permanent, and is not affected by the moveable feast of Whitsuntide

Consols ...

...

...

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DIVIDENDS AND INTEREST DUE.

... ... 5th Jan. and 5th July. East India Stock

... ... Same dates. India Bonds ...

... ... 31st March and 30th Sept. India Book-debt loans, various periods half-yearly; payable in England

a year afterwards. Three per Cent. Reduced

... 5th April and 10th Oct. Long Annuities ....

... Same dates. New Threeper Cents. ... ... ... Same dates. Bank Stock ...

... Same dates.

TABLE OF A FEW PARTICULAR

ACTS OF PARLIAMENT, &c.

9 Hen. 3, c. 29, Magna Charta, Freemen.

--- 32, Ditto, Alienation. 13 Edw. 1, c. 21. De donis. ------ 32, Mortmain.

Ditto, 9 Geo. 2, c. 36. 18 Edw. 1, c. 1, Quia Emptores. 27 Hen. 8, c. 10, Statute of Uses. ----16, Enrolment of Bargains and Sales.

Ditto, 10 Anne, c. 18. -- 28, Dissolution of Smaller Monasteries. 31 Hen. 8, c. 13, Dissolution of Monasteries. 32 Hen. 8, c. 24,

Ditto. ----11, Wills. 34 & 35 Hen. 8, c. 5, Wills.

Ditto, 1 Vict. c. 26.

Ditto, 15 Vict. c. 24.
13 Eliz. c. 5, Voluntary Conveyances, Creditors.
27 Eliz. c. 4, ? Ditto subsequent Purchasers.
39 Eliz. c. 18,
21 Jac. 1, c. 16, Limitations.

Ditto, 4 & 5 Anne, c. 16.
Ditto, 9 Geo. 4, c. 14.
Ditto,

2 & 3 Will. 4, c. 71.
Ditto, 3 & 4 Will. 4, c. 27.

Ditto, i Vict. c. 28 (Mortgages.) 12 Car. 2, c. 24, Abolishing Feudal Tenures. 22 & 23 Car. 2, c. 10, Distributions.

Ditto, Jac. 2, c. 17.

Ditto, 19 & 20 Vict. c. 94. 29 Car. 2, c. 3, Statute of Frauds.

-- 7, Sunday. 7 Anne, c. 20, Middlesex Registry. 9 Geo. 2, c. 5, Witchcraft, Enchantment, Conjuration, &c. 11 Geo. 2, c. 19, Apportionment.

Ditto. 4 & 5 Will. 4, c. 22. 26 Geo. 2, c. 33, Marriage Act. 39 & 40 Geo. 3, c. 98, Thellusson Act.

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59 Geo. 3, c. 46, Abolishing Trial by Battle.
10 Geo. 4, c. 7, Roman Catholic Act.

Ditto, 2 & 3 Will. 4, c. 115.
3 & 4 Will. 4, c. 74, Fines and Recoveries Acts.

Ditto (Acknowledgments), 17 & 18 Vict. c. 75.
105, Dower Act.

-- 106, Descents and Inheritance.
4 & 5 Will. 4, c. 21, Abolishing Leases for a Year.
5 & 6 Will. 4, c. 54, Marriage with Deceased Wife's Sister.
2 & 3 Vict. c. 47, Police Act.
6 & 7 Vict. c. 73, Solicitors Act.
8 & 9 Vict. c. 106, Amending Law of Real Property.

-- 112, Satisfied Terms.
12 & 13 Vict. c. 106, Bankrupt Law Consolidation Act.
17 & 18 Vict. c. 36, Bills of Sale Act.
17 & 18 Vict. c. 90, Repealing Usury Laws.
19 & 20 Vict. c. 120, Leases and Sales of Settled Estates.
20 & 21 Vict. c. 54, Frauds by Trustees, Bankers, Attorneys,

Agents, &c.
20 & 21 Vict. c. 77, Probates and Letters of Administration.

-- 85, Divorce and Matrimonial Causes.

Act of Uniformity 1548; second ditto, 1553.

Change of Style.-Old style ceased, in England, on 2nd September,
1752, and the 3rd became the 14th. By the same Act of Parliament
the commencement of the civil year was changed from 25th March to
1st January. In Scotland, by proclamation, dated 27th November,
1599, the year was ordered to be commenced on 1st January instead of
25th March.

The Union with Scotland took place 1st May, 1708.
The Union with Ireland

Ist January, 1801.

TABLE OF MONARCHS' REIGNS FROM

THE CONQUEST.

Began.

Ended. William the Conqueror ... Oct. 14, 1066 ... Sept. 9, 1087 William the 2nd ... Sept. 9, 1087 ... Aug. 1, 1100 Henry the 1st ... Aug. 1, 1100 ... Dec. 2, 1135 Stephen

... Dec. 2, 1135 ... Oct. 25, 1154 Henry the 2nd ... ... Oct. 25, 1154 ... July 7, 1189 Richard the 1st... ... July 7, 1189 ... April 6, 1199 John ...

... April 6, 1199 ... Oct. 19, 1216 Henry the 3rd ... ... Oct. 19, 1216 ... Nov. 16, 1272 Edward the 1st ... Nov. 19, 1272 ... July 7, 1307 Edward the 2nd ... July 7, 1307 ... Jan. 25, 1327 Edward the 3rd ... Jan. 25, 1327 ... June 21, 1377 Richard the 2nd ... June 21, 1377 ... Sept. 29, 1399 Henry the 4th ... ... Sept. 29, 1399 ... Mar. 20, 1413 Henry the 5th ... ... Mar. 20, 1413 ... Aug. 31, 1422 Henry the 6th ... ... Aug. 31, 1422 ... Mar. 4, 1461 Edward the 4th ... Mar. 4, 1461 ... April 9, 1483 Edward the 5th ... April 9, 1483 ... June 22, 1483 Richard the 3rd ... June 22, 1483 ... Aug. 22, 1485 Henry the 7th ... Aug. 22, 1485 ... April 21, 1509 Henry the 8th ... ... April 21, 1509 ... Jan. 28, 1547 Edward the 6th ... Jan. 28, 1547 ... July 6, 1553 Mary ... ...

... July 6, 1553 ... July 25, 1554 Philip and Mary ... July 25, 1554 ... Nov. 17, 1558 Elizabeth

... Nov. 17, 1558 ... Mar. 24, 1603 James the 1st ... ... Mar. 24, 1603 ... Mar. 27, 1625 Charles the 1st ... ... Mar. 27, 1625 ... Jan. 30, 1649 Charles the 2nd ... Jan. 30, 1649 ... Feb. 6, 1685 NOTE.-Of the last above mentioned reign, the Commonwealth lasted from

the commencement to 29th May, 1660. James the 2nd ... ... Feb. 6, 1685 ... Feb. 13, 1689

Dec. 28, 1694 Mary William and Mary ... Feb. 13, 16893

Mar. 8, 1702 William Anne

... Mar. 8, 1702 ... Aug. 1, 1714 George the 1st ... ... Aug. 1, 1714 ... June 11, 1727 George the 2nd ... ... June 11, 1727 ... Oct. 25, 1760 George the 3rd ... ... Oct. 25, 1760 ... Jan. 29, 1820 George the 4th ... ... Jan. 29, 1820 ... June 26, 1830 William the 4th ... June 26, 1830 ... June 20, 1837 Victoria

... June 20, 1837 ... Vivat Regina! NOTE.-In some tables of the above description, in the cases of various of the earlier reigns, the commencement of the reign is not stated to take effect on the demise of the previous monarch, but from subsequent periods. In a legal point of view, however, that must be incorrect, as it is a maxim of English law that the King never dies. (Rex nunquam moritur. In Anglia, non est interregnum.)

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year's rents. Other columns may also be found necessary. column for such arrears should be placed between the Acreage and the Halfthe end, for observations, and if there are arrears from a previous rental, a

NOTE.-In addition to the above columns it is recommended to have one at

FORM OF A RENTAL.

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