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William Kilty et. al., (eds).The Laws of Maryland from the End of the Year 1799,...
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CHAP. 110.

                                LAWS OF MARYLAND.

county; Louis De Niroth, Robert Nesbit, Robert Doyne, Philip
Bier, senior, Louis Sarbarin, William Merryman, Jacob Loudenstager,
James Clayland, John Gill, John Miller, Henry Summers,
Edmund Curtis, Benjamin D. Galpin, Charles Rogers, Isaac
Smith, Charles Edwards, Richards Nichols, John R. Caldwell,
Elisha Stansbury, Joseph Kidder, Thomas Jones, Gilbert Middleton,
Enoch Welsh, Thomas Meeteer, Jonathan Edwards, Walter
Muschett, Henry Steenhuis, Charles Coffin, Perley P. Prichard,
Henry Lay, William Bond, James Earengey, John Davis, Reuben
Sewell, James Searight, David Butler, William Starr, John B.
Sayre, William Boyce, John Merryman, John Carson Seton and
Howell Price, of the city of Baltimore; Mountjoy Bayly, Joseph
Kennedy, John Stephens, of Washington county; Washington
Drane and Patrick Lyddan, of Montgomery county, and William
S. Boyd, of Allegany county; by their petitions to this general assembly,
have set forth, that by reason of many misfortunes they
are unable wholly to pay their debts, and have prayed that they
may be discharged therefrom, upon their delivering up all their
property  for the use of their creditors; and the prayer of the said
petitioners being found reasonable, therefore,

Court on application
of debtor to
direct notice to
creditors, &c.


Debtors oath.

    2.  BE IT ENACTED, by the General Assembly of Maryland, That
on application of either of the said debtors (a) to the county court
of the county in which they severally reside, or to any judge thereof
in case of the actual confinement of such applicant, by petition
in writing, offering to deliver to the use of his creditors all his property,
real, personal or mixed, (the necessary wearing apparel
and bedding of himself and his family excepted,) to which he is in
any way entitled, a schedule whereof, (on oath or affirmation, as
the case may require,) together with a list of the creditors of the
persons so applying, on oath or affirmation, as dar as he can ascertain
them, shall be annexed to or accompany such petition, the
county court shall direct personal notice of such application to be
given to the creditors, or to as many of them as can be served
therewith, or their agent or attornies, or direct notice of such application
to be advertised in the most public places of the county
where the said debtor resides, or to be inserted in some news-paper
for such time as they may think proper, and on the appearance of
the said creditor, or neglect to appear on notice, at the time or
times and place appointed, the county court shall administer to the
petitioning debtor the following oath or affirmation, as the case may
require:  " I, A. B. do swear, or solemnly, sincerely and truly declare
" and affirm, that I will deliver up, convey and transfer, to
" my creditors, in such manner as the county court shall direct, all
" my property that I have, or claim any title to or interest in, and
" all debts, rights and claims, which I have, or am any way entitled
" to, in possession, remainder or reversion, (the necessary
" wearing apparel and bedding of myself and family excepted,)
" and that I have not, directly or indirectly, at any time, sold, conveyed,
" lessened or disposed of, for the use or benefit of any person
" or persons, or intrusted, any part of his monies or other property,
" debts, rights or claims, thereby to defraud my creditors,
" or any of them, or to secure the same to receive or expect any

                                        (a)  See section 21 of this act.

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