The Journal of Psychological Medicine

The Journal of Psychological Medicine

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...and a very objectionable case. This committee chooses to employ as his solicitor a gentleman who had been but a few months before a bankrupt, and had re-established himself. The first net done by the committee after that is, that he lets this house to his own solicitor--a very objectionable proceeding, at a rent of 132/. per annum. The solicitor continues tenant.for four years, and never pavs a sixpence of rent. Being the solicitor to the committee up to nearly the fourth year of his tenancy--or rather to the end of the third year--about the third year he is dismissed, and continues tenant for a year afterwards. The question is--whether, there having been no rent received, except a certain sum on account, that was not lost through the fault of the committee, in not enforcing its payment. The only excuse is, that these accruing costs, which is put into his mouth by the solicitor himself, putting that as a sort of set off against the payment of rent. Eventually there are no costs, except 98/., which the parties are willing to allow to be deducted, and the whole of this rent, except two sums of 100/. and 79/. is lost. No other conclusion can be arrived at than an answer in the affirmative to the question, I have stated, because the committee has been wanting in that vigilance which the Court is bound to require from one holding that fiduciary situation. I am extremely grieved that such is the result at which I am bound to arrive; but, considering how important it is to keep strict guard upon the conduct of persons undertaking to watch over those who by the visitation of God are incapable of taking care of themselves, there is no other conclusion to be arrived at but to charge the committee with the whole amount of 39.1/., but to give more

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