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10 cxempt such homestead, in the manner aforesaid during the time it shall be occupied by any one or more of the family of the debtor, or by the wilow or minor child or children of any de ceased person who was, when living, entitled to the benefit of this sub-division: Provided, that the homestead mansion and twenty acres of the land whereon the mansion is situate, and land adjoining the same to the extent of two thousand dollars in value, all being without an incorporated town, city or village, shall be exempted, and no more.

WASHINGTON.-Personal.-All private libraries; all articles of clothing of married women and children under twenty-one years of age, and to each family, kitchen and cupboard ware to the amount of one hundred and fifty dollars; one bed for every two persons in the family; two cows; two horses or two yoke of oxen; one wagon; two hoge; farming utensils actually used by the family; produce raised upon the farm or garden sufficient for six months' consumption, and all tools of mechanics used to carry on their trade. But no article of property mentioned above, shall be exempt from an excution issued on a judgment recovered for its price, or upon a mortgage thereon, or for any tax levied thereon.

Homestead.—The family homestead is exempt from execution, provided it does not exceed five hundred dollars. When a person shall die, leaving a widow and minor child or children, the widow, child, or children shall, until letters have been granted and the inventory returned, be entitled to remain in possession of the homestead, and of all the wearir y apparel of the family, and of all the household furniture of the deceased, and shall also be entitled to a reasonable provision for their support to be allowed by the Probate Judge; but no such allowance shall be made after one year from the granting letters testamentary or of administration, When property shall have been set apart for the use of the family, in accordance with the foregoing provisions, if the deceased shali leave a widow, and no minor children, such property shall be the property of the widow; if he shall have left also a minor child or children, one half to the widow, and the remainder to such child, or in equal shares to such children, if there are more than one; if there be no widow, then the whole shall belong to the minor child or children.

All real and personal estate to which any married woman shall hereafter becoine entitled to in her own right, and all which may at the time of her marriage belong to her, and all the issues, rento and profits of such real estate shall not be liable to attachment for, or execution upon, any liability of a judgment against tho husband, so long as she, or any minor heir of her body shall lo living: Providnd, That aer separate property shall not be exempt

from attachment or execution where the debtw were owing by the wife, previous to marriage, or may have been contracted br her bunefit.

New-Mexico.—The clerks of the Probate Courts of the different counties of this territory, shall be ex-officio recorders in their rospective counties. It shall be the duty of the recorder to record in a hook of good size (which he shall keep in the office for this purpose, all land titles and other papers which by law should bo recorded. When any land title, or other document, shall be do. livered to the recorder to be recorded, it shall be his duty to en dorse immediately on that document, or other paper, the day, month and year in which he received it, and he shall record it in the book of record as soon as possible, and the said documents, from the date in which they were delivered to the recorder, shall be considored as recorded, and this shall be sufficient notice to tho public of the contents thereof. The recorder shall receive for his services ten cents for every hundred words recorded by him in accordance with this law, and shall furthur receive for certificato and soal to documents recordod, ono dollar.

NEVADA—Personal.-All spinning wheels, weaving looms, and stoves put up or kept for use; the family Bible, family pictures, and school-books and library, not exceeding in value two hundred dollars; all sheep, to the number of twenty, with their fleeces, and the yarn or cloth manufactured from the same; two cows, five swine, with the necessary food for them for six months; all wearing apparel of the widow and children, and all household goods, furniture, and utensils, not exceeding in value seven hundred and fifty dollars.

Homestead.The Homestead, consisting of a quantity of land, together with the dwelling-house thereon and its appur tenances, not exceeding in value the sum of five thousand dollars, to be selected by the owner thereof, shall not be subject to forced sale on execution, or on any final process from a court, for any debt or liability contracted or incurred at any time, in any other place than in this Territory, or for any debt or liability contracted in this Territory, after thirty days from the passage of this act, November 13th, 1861; provided, the possessor thereof did not acquire the means of procuring such homestead through fraud or false representations.

Such exemption shall not extend to any mechanic's, laborer's, or vendor's lien, or to any mortgage lawfully obtained ; but no mortgage, sale, or alienation of any kind whatever, of such land by the owner thereof, if a married man, shall be valid withi ut the signature of the wife to the same, acknowledged by her separately and apart from her husband, provided, that the wife bo & resident of this Territory, and that such signature and ackrow

lodgment shall not be necessary to the validity of any mortgage apon the land, executed before it became the homestead of the debtor, or executed to secure the payment of the purchase money.

The homestead and other property exempt from forced sale, upon the death of the head of the family, shall be set apart by the Probate Court for the benefit of the surviving wife and his own legitimate children ; provided, that the exemption, as provided in this section, shall not extend to unmarried persons, except when they have charge of minor brothers or sisters, or both, or brothers or sisters' minor children, or a mother, or unmarried sisters living in the house with them.

Nothing in this act shall be so construed as exempting any real or personal property from sale for taxes.

DAKOTA - Personal.-All family pictures; all miscellaneous books and musical instruments for use of family not exceeding five hundred dollars in value; a seat or pew in any house of worship; a lot or lots in any burial-ground; all wearing apparel suitable to the condition of the debtor and his family; all household furniture used by the debtor and his family, not exceeding five hundred dollars in value, and in case the debtor shall own more than five hundred dollars' worth of furniture, he shall select such as may be deemed most useful to himself and family, leaving the balance subject to legal process; three cows, ten swine, one yoke of oxen, and one horse, or two yoke of oxen, or a span of horses or mules, one hundred sheep and their lambs under six months old, and all the wool of the same, and all cloth or yarn manufactured therefrom, the necessary food for the animals herein before mentioned, for one year's support, either provided or growing, or both as the debtor may choose; also one waggon, also one sleigh, two ploughs, one narrow, and other farming utensils, including tackle for teams, not exceeding three hundred dollars in value.

The provisions for the debtor and his family, necessary for one year's support, either provided or growing, or both, and fuel necessary for one year. The tools and instruments of any mechanic, whether a minor or of age, used and kept for the purpose of carrying on his trade or business, and in addition thereto, stock in trade not exceeding two hundred dollars in value. The library and implements of any professional man, not exceeding six hundred dollars in vaiue, all of which articles nerein before exempt shall be chosen by the debtor, his agent, or legal representatives, and wherever the articles are limited in value, they shall be (appraised) at the usual price of such arti. cles at sheriff sale as near as can be.

Nothing in this act shall be so construed as to cxempt any

property in this Territory from execution for clerk's, laborer's or mechanic's wages.

Homestead.A Homestead, belonging to any man or woman resident in this Territory, consisting of not more than eighty acres of land, and the dwelling-house and other improvements and appurtenances situated thereon convenient for a homestead, to be selected by the owner thereof, and not included within any incorporated city or village, or instead thereof, at the option of the owner, a quantity of land not exceeding in amount one acre, being within an incorporated city, town, or village, and the dwelling-house thereon and its appurtenances, shall not be subject to attachment or mesne process, (or levy), or sale upon execution, or any other process issuing from any court within this Territory. This section shall be construed to exempt such homestead in the manner aforesaid, during the time it shall be owned or occupied by the widow or minor child or children of any deceased person, who was, when living, entitled to the benefit of this act.

Such exemption shall not extend to any mortgage thereou, but such mortgage of said homestead or any part thereof by the owner if he be a married man, shall not be valid unless the wife join in said conveyance.

COLORADO TERRITORY-- Personal. --All family pictures, schoolbooks and library; a seat or pew in any house or place of public worship; the sites of burial of the dead; all wearing apparel of the debtor and his family; all stoves and appendages, kept for the use of the debtor and his family; all cooking utensils, and all the household furniture not herein enumerated, not exceeding three hundred dollars in value; the provisions for the debtor and his family, necessary for six months, either provided or growing, or both; and 'fuel necessary for six months. The tools and implements, or stock in trade of any mechanic, minor, or other person, used and kept for the purpose of carrying on his trade or business, not exceeding two hundred dollars in value. The library and implements of any professional man, not exceeding three hundred dollars. Working animals to the value of two hundred dollars. One cow and calf, ten cheep, and the necessary food for all the animals herein mentioned for six months, provided or growing, or both; also one farm wagon, cart or dray, one plough, one harrow, and other farming implements, including Harness and tackle for team, not exceeding fifty dollars in value; provided, that nothing in this act sb be so construed as to exempt any property of any debtor from sale for the payment of any taxes whatever, legally assessed, and no article of property above mentioned, shall be exempt from attachment, or sale on execution, for the purchase monoy for said article of property.


MAINE-Legal rate, six per cont. If more be agreed to be taken only legal interest can be recovered.

New HAMPSHIRE.-Legal rate, six per cent. (Banks are priv. ileged to receive seven and three-tenths per cent.) If more he taked, the party forfeits three times the amount unlawfully taken,

VERMONT.—Legal rate, six per cent. Interest paid beyond that rate may be recovered.

MASSACOUSETTS.—Legal rate, six per cent. ; but any amount shall be legal if specified in writing. When the defence of usury is established, defendant shall recover his costs, and plaintiff shall forfeit three-fold the amount of interest unlawfully taken. The party paying usurious interest may recover threefold the amount of unlawful interest paid.

RHODE ISLAND.--Legal rate, six per cent. Unicos a different rate be specified.

CONNECTICUT.-Any per cent. by way of interest or discount may be reserved in writing. In the absence of a written contract made in the State, six per cent. is only recoverable. On contracts made out of the State the legal rate of the State where made governs.

NEW YORK.-Legal rate, seven per cent. All contracts whereby a higher rate is reserved, are void. Corporations cannot set up the defence of usury.

NEW JERSEY.–Legal rate, seden per cento All contracts for a liigher rate are void. Persons taking a higher rate, forfeit the whole value of the contract-half to the State, and half to the prosecutor. Greater interest than allowed in place where the contract is made, cannot be recovered by action in this State.

PENNSYLVANIA.—Legal rate, sir per cent. Usurious interos cannot be recovered; and if paid, may be again recovered ; but usury does not render the entire contract void.

DELAWARE.---Legal rate, six per cent. Whoever takos moro forfeits the who e debt-half to the State, and half to tho prose autor.

MARYLAND.-Legal rate, six per cent. In contracts whore more is taken, only the excess over the legal rate is roid.

VIRGINIA.—Legal rate, sia per cont. Usurious contrnors are rold, with tho penalty of forfeiture of twice the amount of tho debt

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