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FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS
THE LAWS OF THE VARIOUS STATES
HOUSEHOLD AND HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS FROM EXECUTION, DEEDS,
DOWER, RATES OF INTEREST, USURY, AND WILLS;
A HAP AND SEAL FOR EACH STATE IN THE UNION,
BY DELOS W. BEADLE, A. M.,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.
Der Amerikanische Sachwalter in Berian!
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1931,
PY H. PHELPS DE CO.,
in the Clerk's Office of the District Court of the United States, in and a
the Southern District of New York.
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fuis book which we now offer you is emphatically a manual for the guidance of any and every man in business transactions, in a manner Přescribed by law and the usages of trade. But in addition to this, it embodies an array of practical information which makes it a most valuablo reference-book to the business man; and we assume that the world is not in possession of its equal in point of FUÁLNESS and conRECTNESS. It has been prepared by a lawyer of high character and standing in the city of New York, whose professional reputation is a sufficient guaranty for its accuracy, assisted by a business-man well acquainted with the wants of the community, which this work is intended to supply.
In presenting its claims to public favor, we do not address ourselves as is usual " to the Reader," but “to the Purchaser," for we do not expect any man to read it through, but to use it as a reference-book, not only that his business may be done in a form that shall secure his legal rights, but also to ascertain what protection the laws of the states afford him in the prosecution of his business. When we ask the business-man to purchase it, we expect him to inquire, « WILL IT PAY?" we answer
IT WILL PAY THE CITY WHOLESALE MERCHANT. Your customers are scattered throughout the country, and it is important for you to know the laws of the various States for the Collection of Debts, the kinds of Property Exempt from Attachment, Customhouse Regulations, Foreign Weights and Measures, Liabilities of Common Carriers, Forms of Power of Attorney and of Revoking the same, Agreements, and many other things which the index will show.
IT WILL PAY THE CITY RETAILER. We give forms of Articles of Copartnership, of Leases, Assignment of Policy of Insurance, Notes, Orders, Receipts, Value of Coins, &c.; besides important information on various subjects.
IT WILL PAY TIE COUNTRY MERCHANT. We give you Forms for Bills of Sale, Contracts, Letters of Credit, Shipping Bills, Agreement for Sale of Personal Property, Bonds, Book-keeping, Chattel Mortgages, and a large number of other items adapted to your dai. ly wants.
IT WILL PAY THE ATTORNEY. Our book, emanating from one whose legal acumen will not be ques. tioned, gives the profession the State Laws for the Collection of Debts, Laws Regulating Conveyances, the Limitation of Actions, Property Exemptions, Rates of Interest, Acknowledgments of Deeds, Statutes of Fraud, Wills, and a long array of forma for drafting business papers,
IT WILL PAY THE FARMER. We give you Forms for Deeds, Mortgages, Satisfaction of Mortgages, Bills of Sale, Cultivation of Land, Sale of Animals with Warranty, Home stead and other Exemptions, Instructions for obtaining Public Lands of the government, and numerous other forms and information which might be as important to a farmer as his plough.
IT WILL PAY THE MECHANIC. Turn to the Lien Laws for the benefit of mechanics, Liabilities of Minors, Indentures for an Apprentice, Articles of Partnership, forins and rules prescribed for securing Patents, Contracts, Assignments: the index will exhibit other subjects equally useful to you.
IT WILL PAY THE EMIGRANT. We give you the Laws and Forms regulating Naturalization, Right of settling on United States Public Land, Homestead and other Property Exempt from Sale for Debts in the different States, Rates of Postage to Foreign Countries, Value of Gold and Silver Coins, besides business forms, &c.
IT WILL PAY EVERY MAN. Look at the array of subjects already mentioned, besides Forms for holde ing Property in Trust, Promissory Notes, Compounding with Creditora Landlord and Tenant's Agreements, Riglits of Married Women, Dowe Rights to Military Bounty Land, Interest Tables, &c., together with another item giving great interest to this work, being a well-delineated MAP OF EACH STATE IN THE UNION, AND A MAP OF THE U.S. which Maps alone are worth three times what is asked for the whole work.
The special State Laws have been compiled at great labor and expense, from the latest statutes of the various States, so far as they could be reached, and will be found more complete and reliable than anything now before the public.
If we have now made it plain that it will be a valuable book to you, we ask you to buy it, not simply to promote our interest, but because we give you in return that information which every man ought to have at his command.
THE PUBLISHERS. JANUARY 1, 1851.
DELOS W. BEADLE,
ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,
174 Broadway, New York.
REFERENCES. SIMON GREENLEAF, LL.D., Boston, Mags. JOHN P. CONVERSE, Esq., Parkman, Ohio. Hon. WM. KETT, LL.D., New York City. WM. S. DRIGGS, Esq., Detroit, Mich. JASON STEELE, Esq., Windsor, Vt.
TIMOTHY D. CROCKER, Esq., Burlington, lo JONATHAN EDWARDS, Esq., San Francisco, Cal
Acknowledgment of Wills.......... PAGE 163 Bill of Sale, General Form of...... PAGE 48
Of Horse, with Warranty:.:.
Of Registered or Enrolled Vessel.... 48
Of Vessel to be Recorded.. ...132
39 Bonds, Forms of
Assignment of ...
For the Payment of Interest
12 Of a Corporation..
22 Chattel Mortgages
21 Chattel Mortgages, Laws Regulating in-
24 Maine, 160 ; New Hampshire, 168;
Massachusetts, 182; Rhode Island, 188 ;
Connecticut, 192; New York, 200, Ma.
25 ryland, 226; North Carolina, 236; S.
Carolina, 240 ; Georgia, 246 ; Florida,
25 252; Mississippi, 259; Tennessee, 280;
26 Kentucky. 283; Ohio, 292; Michigan,
27 298; Indiana, 305; Illinois, 312; Mis-
32 Coins, Table of....
40 Contracts, Laws Regulating in--Maine,
.42444 160; New Hampshire, 168 ; Vermont,
45 173 ; Massachusetts, 182; Rhode Island,
51 188; Connecticut, 193; New York, 2005
46 New Jersey, 209; Pennsylvania, 210