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Appendix IV
GANDHIJI'S APPLICATION FOR ENROLMENT AS AN ADVOCATE OF THE BOMBAY HIGH COURT
Bombay
November 16, 1891
To,
The Prothonotary and Registrar
of the High Court of Judicature
at Bombay.
Sir,
I am desirous of being admitted as an Advocate of the High Court. I was called to the Bar in England on the 10th June last. I have kept twelve terms in the Inner Temple and I intend to practise in the Bombay Presidency.
I produce the certificate of my being called to the Bar. As to the certificate of my character and abilities, I have not been able to obtain any certificate from a judge in England, for I was not aware of the rules in force in the Bombay High Court. I, however, produce a certificate from Mr. W. D. Edwards, a practising Barrister in the Supreme Court of Judicature in England. He is the author of the Compendium of the Law of Property in Land, one of the books prescribed for the Bar final Examination.
I beg to remain,
Sir,
Your most obedient servant,
M. K. GANDHI

See The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi, Vol. 1 pp.63-64.