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Court of Session Act 1825

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LIRegulation of Forms of Citation, Charge, &c.

And be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That from and after the Eleventh Day of November next, the subsisting Forms of Edictal Citation, Charge, Publication, Citation, and Service at the Market Cross of Edinburgh, Pier and Shore of Leith, as against Persons forth of Scotland, shall cease and be discontinued; and in lieu thereof such Edictal Citations, Charges, Publications, Citations, and Services at the Market Cross of Edinburgh, Pier and Shore of Leith, as against Persons forth of Scotland shall be done and performed by Delivery of a Copy thereof at the Record Office of the Keeper of the Records of the Court of Session, in the Manner now practised in Cases of Citation or Charge at the Dwelling House of a Party not personally apprehended; and the Keeper of the Records or his Clerk shall forthwith register, in a Book to be kept for that Purpose, an Abstract of the Copy so delivered, exhibiting the Time of Service, of the Nature of the Writ, the Names and Designations of the Parties, and the Day against which the Party shall be called upon to give Obedience, or to make Appearance; and the Keeper of the said Records shall keep Three distinct and separate Registers, one for all Citations on Summonses and Orders of Service, as against Persons forth of Scotland, to appear before the several Supreme Civil Courts respectively; another Record for all Citations by virtue of Letters of Supplement to Persons forth of Scotland to appear before any of the Inferior Courts of Scotland; and a Third for all Charges, Intimations, and Publications to Persons forth of Scotland, given by virtue of Letters other than Summonses passing the Signet.

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