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the expiratiou of his sentence or by pardon, the trustees niust sur render to him all his money and property in their hands after retaining their expenses and lawful commissions.

Assiguees or trustees of ivsolvent or imprisoned debtors may be appointed to till vacancies by the officer who appointed the originals, or by his or their successors in office. All such appointments must be certified and filed in the office of the Clerk of the county

Form of Letter of Credit.

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June 15, 1860. Messrs. BALL, BLACK & Co.-Gentlemen : Please deliver to Axson Phelps, of this place, goods to any amount not exceeding five thousand dollars, and I will hold myself accountable to you for the payment of the same, in case Mr. Phelps should fail to make pay. ment therefor.

You will please to notify me of the amount for which you may give him credit; and if default should be made in the payment, let me know it immediately. I am, gentlemen, your most ob't servant,

EDWIN HART. Messrs. BALL, BLACK & Co.,

No. Broadway, New-York.

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Letter of License to an Embarrassed Debtor. To all to whom these presents shall come, we, who have hereunto subscribed our names, and affixed our seals, creditors of I. B., of

send greeting: WHEREAS the said I. B., on the day of the date hereof, is indehted opto us, the several creditors hereunder named, in divers sums of money, which at present he is not able to pay and satisfy, without respite and time to be given him for payment thereof; know ye, therefore, that we, the said several creditors, and each and every of us, at the particular request of the said I. B., have given and granted, and, by these our present letters, do give and grant into the said I. B., full and free liberty, license, power, and authority, to go about, attend, follow, and negotiate any affairs, business, matters, or things whatsoever, or at any place or places whatsoever, without any lot, suit, trouble, arrest, attachment, or any other impediment to be offered or done unto the said I. B., his wares, goods, moneys, or other effects whatsoever, by us or any of us, or by the beirs, executors, administrators, partners, or assigns of us, or by our, or any of our, means of procurenient, to be sought, attempted Or procured to be done, for and during months next, and im

mediately ensuing the day of the date hereof. And further, wa the said creditors hereunder subscribed, do, and each of us doth, covenant and grant for ourselves, our heirs, executors, administrai tors, and assigns, respectively, and not jointly, or one for another, or for the heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns of each other, t and with the said I. B., that we, or any of 118, our heirs, executors. administrators, or assigns, or any of them, shall not, nor will, during the time aforesaid, sue, arrest, attach, or prosecute the said I. B., for, or on account of our respective debts, or any part thoreof; and that, if any hurt, trouble, wrong, damage, or bin. derance be done unto the said I. B., either in body, goods or chat tels, within the aforesaid term of next ensuing the date hereof, by us or any of us the said creditors, or by any person or persons, by np through the procurement or consent of us, or any of us, cuntrary to the true intent and meaning of these presents, then the said I. B., by virtue hereof, shall be discharged and acquitted forerot, against such of us, the said creditors, his and their heirs, executors, administrators, or assigns, by whom and by whose will, mrane or procurement, he shall be arrested, attached, imprisoned, grieved or damaged, of all manner of actions, suits, deede, debts, charges, sun and sums of money, claims and demands whatsoever, from the beginning of the world to the day of the date hereof.

Io witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and seals, theo third day of April, one thousand eight hundred and sixty.

J. L. (L. 8. presence of

C. K. L. 8.] J.S

Signed in partede delivered

Letter of License and Composition with Creditors. To all people to whom these presents shall come, we, whose names

and seals are hereunder set, creditors of A. B., &c., send greeting:

WHEREAS the said A. B., at the day of the date of these presente, doth justly owe, and is indebted unto, the said several creditorg hereunder written, in divers and several sums of money, but, by reason of many losses, he is unable to pay and satisfy us our full debts with such goods, chattels, wares and merchandise as he hath, whicb we, the said creditors, are unwilling to accept of, or any way to intermeddle with; and whereas, therefore, we, the said credit oro have agreed to undergo a certain loss, and to accept of cents for every dollar owing by the said A. B. to us, the several and respective creditors whose names are hereunto subscribed, to bo paid in full satisfaction and discharge of our said several and respective debts : Now know ye, that we, the said creditors of said A B., do for ourselves severally and respectively, and for our several and respective execute rs, &c., covenant, promise, compound, and agre?, to and with the said A. B., his executors and adminió trators, and to and with every of them, by these prosents, that we

the said several and respective creditors, and our several and ro spective, &c., shall and will accept, receive, and take from the said A. B., for each and every dollar that the said A. B. doth owe and is indebted unto us, the said several and respective creditors whose bands are hereunto set, the sum of cents, in full discharge and satisfaction of the several debts and sums of money that the said A. B. doth owe and is indebted unto us, the said creditors, &c., so that the said sum of cents to be paid for each and every dollar that the said A. B. doth owe and is indebted unto us, the Baid creditors, be paid to us, the said several creditors, or to our several and respective executors, administrators, or assigns, within the term or space of six months next after the date hereof. And we, the said several creditors, do severally and respectively, for ourselves and our several and respective exécutors, administrators, and assigns, covenant, promise, and agree, to and with the said A. B., his heirs, &c., that he, the said A. B., his, &c., shall and may, from time to tiine, and at all times, within the said term and space of next ensuing the date hereof, assign, sell, or otherwise dispose of his said goods and chattels, wares and merchandise, at his own free will and pleasure, for and toward the payment and satisfaction of the said cents for each and every dollar that the said A. B. doth owe, and is indebted as aforesaid, unto us, the said creditors; and that neither we, the said, &c., or any of us, or the executors, administrators, or assigns of us, or any or either of us, shall or will, at any time or times hereafter, sue, arrest, molest, trouble, imprison, attach, or condemn the said A B., or his goods and chattels, for any debt or other things now due and owing to us, or any of us, so that the said A. B. do well and truly pay, or cause to be paid, the said cents for every dollar he dotb owo and is indebted to us, the said, &c., in manner and form aforesaid.

In witness, &c., [as in Letter of License to an Emburrassed Debtor.)

Petition of Insolvent and his Creditors, under the Two Third

Act To the Hon. J. P. H., County Judge of County: (or as the

case may be.] The petition of A. B., of the town (or city) of - an insolvent debtor, and others, whose names are hereunto subscribed, creditors of the said insolvent, residing within the United States, respect fully showeth: That the said insolvent, from many unfortunate circumstances, has become insolvent, and utterly incompetent to the payment of his debts; wherefore he, and your other petitioners, are desirous that the said insolvent's estate should be distributed among his creditors, in discharge of their debts, so far as the same will extend ; and for that purpose pray that all his estate, real and personal, may be assigned over and delivered up to J K , of &c

and L M , of, &c., as assignees, appointed by the said creditors, bavıng debts in good faith owing to them by the said insolvent, now due, or hereafter to become due, and am sunting to at least two thirds of all the debts owing by the said insolvent, to creditors residing within the United States : and further, that the said insolvent may be discharged from his debts, agreeably to the direc. tion of the statute of the State of New-York, concerning “ Volunary assignments, made pursuant to the application of an insolvent and his creditors." Dated the day of 18

A. B [Insert the Amount due to

each creditor, opposite the sig A. T. & Co., $- nature.]

E. F.,
G. H.,

Affidavit of Residence of Petitioner: 1., C. D., do swear, that A. B., in the annexed petition named, is an inhabitant actually residing within the county of and State of New-York.

O. D. Sworn to before me, the

of J. P. H., County Judge, (or any officer authorized to take affidavits to be read in a court of record.]

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Affidavit of Creditor. STATE OF NEW-YORK, County, ss.

E. F., of the said county, one of the petitioning creditors of A B., an insolvent debtor, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, That the sum of dollars, lawful money of the United States, being the sum annexed to the name of this deponent, subscribed to the petition, is justly due to him from the said insolvent, on account, for (or, on a promissory note given for goods, wares, and merchandise, sold and delivered by him to the said insolvent ; [or, as the case may be; stating the nature of the demand—whether on written security or otherwise—and the general ground and con sideration of the indebtedness ;] and that neither he, nor any person to his use, hath received from the said insolvent, or any other person, payment of any demand, or any part thereof, in poney, or in any way whatever, or any gift or reward whatsoever, upon any express or implied trust or confidence that he should becom patitinner for the said insolvent.

E. F. Sworn, &c., (as in Affidavit of Residence of Petitioner.]

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Affidavit of one of a Firm, who are Creditors. STATE OF NEW-YORK, County, ss.

A. I., of the said county, partner of the firm or co-partnership of A. 1. & Co., who, as one of the co-partners, and in their behalf, bath subscribed to the petition in the name or firm of their sald cv-partnership, as petitioning creditors of A. B., an insolvent debtor, being duly sworn, doth depose and say, That the sun: of

dollars, lawful money of the United States, being the sum annexed to the name of the said co-partnership subscribed to the petition, is justly due to them from the said insolvent, for (stato the nature of the demand, whether owing on written security, or otherwise, with the general ground and consideration of the who debtedness :) and that neither he, nor any person to his or their use, hath received from the said insolvent, or any other person, payment of any part thereof, in money, or in any

other over, or any gift or reward whatsoever, upou any express or implied trust or confidence that he or they should become a petitioner or petitioners for the said insolvent.

Sworn, &c., (as in Affidavit of Residence of Petitioner.]

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Schedule of Petitioner. THE Schedule of A. B., an insolvent, annexed to and delivered with his petition, to the Hon. D. W., Judge of the Court of in the city of and containing a full and true account of all the creditors of the said A. B., with the place of residence of each ; the sum owing to each of them by the said insolvent; the nature of each debt, with the true cause and consideration thereof; and the place where the same accrued : [Here insert Schedule.]

Also a full and true inventory of all the estate, both real and personal, in law and equity, of the said A. B., an insolvent debtor ; of the incumbrances existing thereon, and of all the books, vouchers, and securities relating thereto, as follows, to wit:

T'en acres of land, situate in, &c., subject to a certain mortgagų, given, &c.; twenty shares of the capital stock of the bank of

two horses, one carriage, one sofa, &c. &c. Dated the day of 1860.

A. B.

Oath of an Insolvent. 1, A. B., do swear, that the account of my creditors and the in ventory of my estate, which are annexed to my petition, and here. with delivored, are in all respects just and truo ; and that I have not at any time, or in any manner whatsoever, disposed of, or made over, any part of my estate, for the futuro benefit of myself and

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