[ Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta. ] Printed letter from 'W. Parsons, Secretary' to the Secretary of the Government of India, Home Department, 'on matters connected with the High Court of Judicature at Fort William, in Bengal'.

Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta [ W. Parsons, Secretary ] [ Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931), 12th Baronet, judge ]
Publication details: 
'No. 706 - 1901.' Bengal Chamber of Commerce, Royal Exchange Building, Calcutta. 28 May 1901. [ Caxton Press. ]
SKU: 19554

4pp., 8vo. Bifolium. In good condition, lightly aged. With compliments stamp. Signed in type at end by Parsons. Divided into seven sections, and beginning: 'On more than one occasion, in recent years, the Committee of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce have ventured to address the Government of India on matters connected with the High Court of Judicature at Fort William, in Bengal, and their representations have always been favourably received. It is needless to say that the mercantile community have a special interest in anything affecting the status and usefulness of the High Court, and the Committee consequently have no hesitation in drawing the attention of Government to the delays which are now experienced by suitors in its Original Jurisdiction; delays which are of such an aggravated nature, and hae such far-reaching effects, as to call for an immediate and effective remedy.' A detailed description of the 'existing evils in the High Court' follows, with suggested reforms. From the papers of Sir Richard Harington (1861-1931), 12th Baronet, who was appointed a Puisne Judge in the High Court of Justice at Fort William in Bengal in 1899, and served in that capacity until returning to England in 1913. Scarce: no other copy traced.