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Sentate. Comm. on Imprisonment for Debt. Act for the relief of unfortunate debtors, 1831
SEE ALSO 51801 Senate No. 16 The Committee that examined the Governor's message and several petitions about imprisonment for debt reported a bill
on February 2, 1831. An Act for the relief of unfortunate debtors and the protection of creditors, 1831. No person could be arrested for a debt of
less than $30. No female could be arrested for debt. No property could be attached unless the creditor got a certificate from a magistrate and
creditors could get certificates for flight risks. Creditors could call for a hearing if the debt was more than $30 and assets were alleged to be concealed.
If the debtor failed to appear, he was liable to arrest. A judgment of under $30 never carried an arrest threat. (Digitized from a microfilm copy
of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The committee, to whom was referred so much of his excellency the Governor's message as relates to imprisonment for debt, also the memorial of Ward Jackson and others, the petition of Samuel Hinckley and others, and sundry orders in relation to the same subject, report a bill.
OCLC Number:   1393031353
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