Mr. Hall appeared for the plaintiff, and Mr. Backhouse for the defendant. Both the parties reside in Great Harwood. The action was to recover the sum of £22 12s., the keep of an illegitimate child, of which the defendant was the reputed father; and, from the statement of Mr. Hall it appeared that the child was born in 1839, and the defendant agreed to pay one shilling a week, and one suit of clothes per year. The agreement was drawn up by Mr. Catterall, cotton manufacturer, Great Harwood, who was brother-in-law to the defendant. That sum was paid for about four years, when it was discontinued. He had not a copy of the agreement, but he should produce the gentleman in court who had made it out, and who had paid the money. — He called Mr. Edmund Smith, who deposed that the plaintiff had a child in 1839 of which he was the father. Mr. Catterall was his brother-in-law. He was present in the warehouse with Mr. Catterall and the plaintiff in August, 1839. There was not an agreement drawn up, but I said I would pay one shilling a week until the child was seven years old. Paid five and a half, and then gave over. The plaintiff at one time was so violent to me that I was obliged to send her to the House of Correction. She was committed for two months. — Sarah Calvert : The child was born on the 17th of April, 1839. The defendant was the father. In August that year I met the defendant at the warehouse of his brother-in-law, Mr Catterall. I wanted two shillings per week, but consented to take one, and a suit of clothes yearly. No time was stated for the bargain to terminate. Mr. Catterall wrote it down, and I drew the money from him. He continued to pay about four years. He gave me a book to put it down in. The last money I drew, Mr Catterall said, “Sarah, there is something wrong, leave your book.” I have asked for the book since, but he put me out. Once he said that I could do no good, as I had nothing to show. I have only received two suits of cloths. he now owes me upwards on £20. - Mr. L. Catterall : I am a cotton manufacturer, in Great Harwood. The defendant is my brother-in -law. The parties met at my warehouse, and he agreed with the plaintiff to pay one shilling a week out of the defendant's wages. I never drew up any agreement whatever. I did make a minute of the circumstances, in order to stop one shilling weekly out of the defendant's wages. I paid it about five and a half years before I stopped. — Mr. Backhouse addressed the court for the defendant, contending that the plaintiff had failed to prove a contract, and dealt rather severely on her conduct towards his client. — His Honour made an order for £5 4s. and costs.