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Joint Special Comm. on Bankruptcy. Report on a uniform law of bankruptcies, 1840
House No. 56 A Joint Special Committee on a Uniform Bankruptcy Law, created on February 13, 1840, submitted its report on March 13, 1840. The
report provided a brief history of bankruptcy law, and since a recent federal law forbid imprisonment for debt, the country really needed a uniform
bankruptcy law to help business function smoothly across state lines. Resolved: the relation of debtors and creditors ought to be governed by a uniform
law. Resolved: The protection of the rights of all citizens required Congress to exercise its authority to regulate commerce, create coinage, and pass
a uniform bankruptcy law. Resolved: American commerce wants a uniform law. Resolved: The Governor was requested to send the Resolves to the state
and federal governments. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   Ordered, that Messrs, Giles, of Cambridge, Rayner, of Boston, Carpenter, of Leyden, Fay, of New Braintree, and Partridge, of Walpole, with such as the Senate may join, be a committee, to consider and report resolutions, calling upon Congress to exercise its constitutional power to establish uniform laws on the subject of bankruptcies throughout the United States.
OCLC Number:   1419640831
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