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{Professor Heam.)

1. Who were the rival candidates for the leadership of the House of Commons on the death of Mr.


2. Describe the state of public affairs at the com- mencement of the Elder Pitt's great administra- tion.

3. What is Mr. Massey's criticism upon Burke's theory of a Double Cabinet during the early part of the reign of George III. ?

4. State the circumstances which led to the quarrel with America.

5. When and in what circumstances did the breach with the American Colonies become irreparable ? 6. What were the results of the Convention of

Saratoga ?



7. When' and in what circumstances did public meet- ings for the consideration of" political questions commence ?

8. What is the ground of Mr. Massey's remark that there is something like poetical justice in the termination of the dispute in 1771 between the House of Commons and the City of London respecting the Printers ?

9. State the various points that arose out of the matter of " The North Briton."

State with their respective dates and the causes of their changes the Administrations of Great Britain within the following periods, viz.:—

10. Under the first two Georges.

11. From the accession of George I I I . to the year 1782.

12. From the year 1782 to the accession of William IV.


{Professor H e a m . )

1. What were the ceremonies used in conferring a fief?

.2. What were the means adopted for ascertaining gentility of blood when it was not'marked by the actual tenure of land ?


3. What are .'the principal points of interest in the Charter of William the Conqueror ?

4. What is the connecting link between the ancient and the modern jury ?

' 5. What improvement in the mode of levying sub- sidies was effected in- the reign of Edward III. ? 6. What is the origin of Justices of the Peace ? 7. Mr. Hallam observes that " Civil liberty in this

kingdom has two direct guarantees." What are they?

8. What are the four grievances which form the • foundation of the Petition of Right ? • '

9. What was the militia, and how did it differ from the military tenants ?

10. Explain the doctrine of " passive obedience,"

and shew how it differed from the patriarchal theory of government. Who was the principal defender of the latter doctrine,' and-what was the theory that was opposed to it ?

11; On what grounds does Mr. Ilallam describe the reign of William III. as one of the most im- portant in our constitutional history ?

12. Trace the circumstances which after the accession of the House of Hanover led to the increase of the standing army ?

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POLITICAL ECONOMY. , {Professor Hearn.)

1. What is Mr. Mill's explanation of the difference in . the wages of skilled and of unskilled labour ? 2. What is the influence of competition in cases

where wages are fixed by custom ?

3. Is it true that equal capitals give equal profits?

4. Distinguish between wages and cost of labour, and shew that they are no real criteria of one another. .

5. Shew that a country may by trading with foreigners obtain their commodities at a less expense than these commodities cost to the foreigners them- selves.

6. Shew that manufactured articles tend, as society advances, to fall in money price.

7. What is the office of speculators in the economy of society?

8. What are the fundamental rules of taxation ? 9. Why does waste land in new countries command a

' price ?

10. Why is the government of a new country com-

paratively costly ?

11. Why are the functions of government more exten- sive in a new country than in an old ?

12. Why in the settlement of a new country are the most fertile lands not first brought into cultiva- tion?

L A W . — P A E T I I . {Mr. Billing.)

1. If tenant in tail in remainder pay off a charge on 1 the property, and afterwards come into possession, what is the law as to the merger of the charge ? 2. If an estate subject to a charge become vested in

tail in the person entitled to the charge, what in that case is the law as^to the merger of the charge ? 3. Is a lease by an infant void ? State fully the prin-

ciples of law in this case, with the leading deci- sions on the subject.

4. Where there is a condition precedent in restraint of marriage, in what cases is it considered as merely in terror em?

5. A person being in trade settles his own property on himself till he becomes insolvent, and on the happening of this event, on his wife and children.

He afterwards becomes insolvent. Is the settle- ment affected by it ? State the law fully with the distinctions.


6. What is the provision in one of the recent Colonial

• Statutes as to the assignment of chattels real to one's-self and other persons ?

7-. Under the Real Property Statute when is the right to make an entry or bring an action to recover land to be deemed to have first accrued in respect.of an estate in reversion?

8. When a person has been in possession of land as tenant at will, when is the right- of the person entitled subject thereto to make an entry or bring an action to recover the land to be deemed to have first accrued ?

/ 9. Give a summary of the conditions under which the Supreme Court is empowered by recent legisla- tion to authorize leases of settled estates.

10. When a person seized of land which is mort- gaged devises it, has the devisee a- right to have the mortgage debt discharged out of the personal estate of the devisor ? State the law on the subject fully.

11. Can a mortgage debt, or bills, promissory notes, or cheques, be-made the subjects of a Donatio mortis causa ? Is the assent of the executor necessary to perfect such a gift ? .

12; What is the distinction between a legacy left to

- , ,one when he attains or if he attain the age of

twenty-one, and a legacy to one to be paid when

he attains the ago of twenty-one; and does the

same rule apply if such legacies are charged on

the real estate ?


13. What was formerly held as to a legacy bequeathed to A, and on his dying without issue to B ? How would such a legacy be construed since the Wills Statute ?

14. If A, seized in fee of Blackacre, devise it in fee to B , will B or the personal representatives of A have the emblements ?


(Mr. Billing.)

1. Give a definition of the term "issuable plea."

Give some examples of such pleas. Does a de- murrer come within the class ?


2. An action is brought for conversion of goods. A second action is brought for detention of some other goods. The defence in each case is a lien.

Is there any and what difference in the form of pleading in the respective cases ? Give the names

• of the decisions on the point.

3. Give a table of the different periods of Limitation for the bringing of actions both in contract and tort.

4. Suppose an act is not injurious in itself, but may

become so only by reason of future consequences

which cannot be foreseen, as when a person exca-

vates his own land in a manner which may cause


a subsidence in the land of his neighbour, when does the cause of action accrue for the purpose of the Statute of Limitations ?

5. An action is brought at the suit of an infant of tenderyears for an injury occasioned.by the negli- gence of the defendant. Tho defence is that the injury was occasioned by want of care in the infant. State fully the law on this subject.

6. In justifying under process, what difference is there in the form of pleading between the case of the sheriff and of the party at whose suit the process has issued ? ' 7. Suppose an action is brought for conversion of

goods, and the defence is a justification under a Fi. Fa., under what plea can you avail yourself of it ? ' Give the case on the subject.

8. An infant sues by his guardian. The defence rests on certain admissions made by the guardian.

What is the rule of evidence in tbe case ? State the law fully.

9. To a plea of set-off the replication,- is " never indebted." To a similar plea in another action the replication is " was not nor is indebted." Is there any and what difference between the two cases as regards the evidence which the Plaintiff may give ?

10. Where a defendant does not plead until after the expiration of eight days in a town cause, is he under any and what restriction as to the nature of his pleading ?


11. State the provisions of the " Criminal Law and Practice Statute " as to the mode in which acces- sories before and after the fact may be proceeded against. , 12. State fully the provisions of the same Statute as

to the trying of several accessories together.

13. Where on a trial for misdemeanor the facts given in evidence amount to a felony, what is the con- sequence ? State the law fully.

14. Suppose on a trial for obtaining property by false pretences the • evidence shews that the property was obtained in such a way as to amount to larceny, what is the result ?