|″Whereas a Fiat (an order or ruling) in Bankruptcy is awarded and issued
forth again Thomas Knapton, of Barwick in Elmet, Innkeeper, Dealer and Chapman
(seller), and he being declared a bankrupt is hereby required to surrender
himself...on the 11th June 1841 and the
13th July 1841 at twelve noon at the Commissioners Rooms, Leeds,
and make a full discovery and disclosure of his estate and effects;
where creditors are to come prepared to prove their debts.
At the first sitting to choose assignees, and at the last sitting the said bankrupt is required to finish his examination; and the creditors are to assent to or dissent from the allowance of his certificate. All persons indebted to the said bankrupt, or to have any of his effects, are not to pay or deliver the same but to whom the Commissioners shall appoint and give notice to Messrs Rutter and Trotter, Solicitors, Ely-place, Holborn, London, or to Mr. Edward Harker Soulby, Solicitor, Queen's-court, Briggate, Leeds.”