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XI. That, from and after the said 20th day of May instant, every petition presented, or motion made, under or pursuant to the liberty to apply contained in any decree or decretal order of the Master of the Rolls,

all be addressed to and set down to be heard, or shall be made, before the Master of the Rolls; and that, except for the purpose of rehearing an order of the Master of the Rolls, no such petition or motion shall be addressed to or made before the Lord Chancellor.

XII. That, from and after the said 20th day of May instant, all interlocutory applications, by way of motion or petition, (other than applications for orders of course), shall, in the several cases hereinafter mentioned, be made to the Master of the Rolls, and shall not, except for the purpose of rehearing an order of the Master of the Rolls, be made to the Lord Chancellor; viz. in the several cases following:

1. Where the original information or bill is marked with the words “ Master of the Rolls."

2. Where the cause has not been set down for hearing, and any order disposing of any plea or demurrer, or any special order upon merits shown by answer or affidavit, has been made in the cause by the Master of the Rolls, and no such order has been made by the Lord Chancellor or Vice Chancellor.

3. Where the cause has not been set down for hearing, and orders disposing of pleas or demurrers, or special orders upon merits shown by answer or affidavit, have been made by both the Lord Chancellor and Vice Chancellor and the Master of the Rolls, but the last of such orders has been made by the Master of Me Rolls.

4. Where the cause has been set down for hearing before the Master of the Rolls, either for original hearing or for further directions, or on the equity reserved, and is not now set down to be so heard before the Lord Chancellor.

5. Where the decree or last decretal order was made

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by the Master of the Rolls or by the Lord Chancellor, on the rehearing of a decree or decretal order of the Master of the Rolls.

XIII. That the above Orders as to interlocutory applications shall not extend to any applications for orders of course, nor to any petitions presented, or notices of motion given, before the 18th day of May instant.

XIV. That all applications for orders of course to be obtained on petition or motion shall and may be made in the same manner in all respects as if the above Orders had not been made; but as to all cases in which, according to the 9th preceding Order, interlocutory applications (other than applications for orders of course) are directed to be made before the Lord Chancellor or Vice Chancellor, if any order nisi, upon which cause against making the order absolute is to be shown to the Court, shall be obtained as of course from the Master of the Rolls, such cause shall be shown before the Lord Chancellor or Vice Chancellor; and if any order of reference to the Master in ordinary shall be obtained as of course from the Master of the Rolls, and the Master's report pursuant to such order of reference shall be excepted to, the exceptions thereto shall be heard before the Lord Chancellor or the Vice Chancellor : And in all cases in which, according to the 12th preceding Order, interlocutory applications (other than applications for orders of course) are directed to be made before the Master of the Rolls, if any order

which cause against making the order absolute is to be shown to the Court, shall be obtained as of course from the Lord Chancellor or Vice Chancellor, such cause shall be shown before the Master of the Rolls; and if any order of reference to the Master in ordinary shall be obtained as of course from the Lord Chancellor or Vice Chancellor, and the Master's report pursuant to such order of reference shall be excepted to, the exceptions thereto shall be heard before the Master of the Rolls.

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XV. That in the interval between the close of the sittings after any term and the commencement of the sittings before or at the beginning of the next ensuing term, application for special orders may be made to any judge of the Court in the same manner as if these Orders had not been made ; but that the orders which shall be made in any such interval by the Lord Chancellor, or by the Master of the Rolls, or by the Vice Chancellor, shall, if not made by the judge to whom the application, if made during the ordinary sittings of the Court, would have been made pursuant to the directions contained in these Orders be marked as having been made for such judge, and shall in the future proceedings of the cause be deemed to be the order of such judge in all respects ve this,-that no order so made by one judge for another under the circumstances aforesaid shall be reheard for the purpose of being discharged or varied otherwise than by the Lord Chancellor.

XVI. That, from and after the said 20th day of May instant, all matters which under and by virtue of any Act of Parliament or otherwise the Court hath jurisdiction to hear and determine in a summary way, and which shall be in the first instance brought under the consideration of the Court upon a petition presented to the Lord Chancellor, shall in any subsequent stage of the proceedings respecting the same matters be heard and determined by the Lord Chancellor or Vice Chancellor ; and that no petition respecting the same matters in any subsequent stage of the proceedings relating thereto, shall, without special order of the Lord Chancellor, be set down to be heard before the Master of the Rolls; and that all such matters as aforesaid which shall be in the first instance brought under the consideration of the Court upon a petition to the Master of the Rolls, shall, in any subsequent stage of the proceedings respecting the same matters, be heard and determined by the Master of the Rolls; and that no petition respecting the same matters in any subsequent stage of the proceedings relating thereto shall, otherwise than for the purpose of rehearing an order of the Master of the Rolls, be set down to be heard before the Lord Chancellor.

COTTENHAM, C.
LANGDALE, M. R.
LANCELOT SHADWELL, V.C.

341

GENERAL ORDERS

OF

THE COURT OF CHANCERY,

9th May, 1839.

The Right Honourable Charles Christopher Lord Cottenham, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, by and with the advice and assistance of the Right Honourable Henry Lord Langdale, Master of the Rolls, and the Right Honourable Sir Lancelot Shadwell, Vice Chancellor of England, doth hereby order and direct in manner following ; that is to say,

I. That in all cases in which it shall be alleged that the plaintiff is prosecuting the defendant in this Court and also in some other Court for the same matter, the defendant, in eight days after filing his answer or further answer to the plaintiff's bill, shall be entitled, as of course, on motion or petition, to the usual order for the plaintiff to make his election in which Court he will proceed, with the usual directions in that behalf, unless the plaintiff shall, before the expiration of the same eight days, have delivered exceptions to the defendant's answer, or have referred his further answer on former exceptions. And in case the plaintiff shall have delivered such exceptions, or referred the defendant's further answer within such time, the defendant shall be at liberty, by notice in writing to be served on the plaintiff's clerk in court, to require the plaintiff to procure the Master's report on such exceptions within four days from the service of such notice. And if the plaintiff, being so served with such notice, shall not procure the Master's report in four days accordingly, or if the exceptions shall not be allowed, the defendant

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