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NEW MEXICO.—Every citizen of the United States who has residieit in the Territory over one year, and in the county three months next preceding an election, is entitled to vote.
NEW YORK.--Every citizen of the United States who has resided in the State one year, in the county four months, and in the di tit thi ly days next preceding an election, and has not made, and is not intere-ted in any bet or wager depending upon the result of the election, and has not been convicted of an infamous crime.
NORTH CAROLINA. — Every person who is a citizen of the United States, anii hus resided in the State twelve months, and thirty days in the coun'y next preceding the election. Persons are excepted who deny the exis'ence of an Almighty God or have been convicted of an infamous crime, or of malfeasance in office.
OH10.-Every citizen of the United States who has resided in the State one year next preceding an election, and of the county, town, or ward in which he resides, such time as may be provided by law, shall be entitled to vote.
OREGON. --Every citizen of the United States, or if of foreign birth, has declared his intention to become a citizen, and shall have resided in the United States one year, and six months • within the State next preceding the election.
PENNSYLVANIA. -Every person who has been a citizen of the United States one month, has re-ided in the State one year, and the di-trict two months next preceding an election; and if being twenty-two years of age or more, has paid a State or county tax, assessed at least two months, and paid one month before the election, s'iall be entitled to vote. Persons violating an election law, quilty of fraud or bribery, are forever disqualitied from holding oflice, and deprived of the right of suffrage for four years. .
South CAROLINA.-Every citizen of the United States who has been a resident of the State one year, and in the county sixty days next preceding the election. Convicts and paupers are not entitled to vote.
RHODE ISLAND. —The right of suffrage is granted to every citi. zen of the United States who bas re-ided in the State two years, and in the city or town six months next preceding an election, and whose name has been registered in the office of the Clerk of the town wliere he resides before the last day of December in the year next preceding the time of voting, and has paid within the year one dollar, including a tax upon his property in the town in which le offers to vote, valued at least one hundred and thirty-four dulars.
TENNESSEE.-Every citizen of the United States, and for six months a resident of the State and county next preceding the election. Persons convicted of infamous crimes are not entitled to vote.
Texas. -Every citizen of the United States, or who has legally de lare i his intention of becoming a citizen, and has resided in the State one year next preceding the election, and the last six months witoin the district or county in which he offers his vote. Persuns convicted of felony excepted.
VERMONT. -Every man of the full age of twenty-one years, baving resided in the State for the space of one whole year, and in town three months next before the election, who is of a quiet and peaceable behavior, and has taken the freeman's oath, shall be entitled to all the privileges of a freeman.
VIRGINIA.—Every citizen of the United States, and a resident of the State twelve months, and of the county, city, or town three months next preceding the election. The exceptions are: Persons convicted of bribery in an election, embezzlement of public funds, treason, and felony; and one who has fought a duel, or sent or accepted a challenge, or knowingly conveyed a challenge to fight a duel, or aided or assisted in any manner in figbting a duel.
West VIRGINIA.—Every citizen of the United States has the right to vote, who has resided in the State twelve months, and in the county, city, or town three months next preceding the election. Persons convicted of bribery in any election, embezzlement of public founds, treason, or felony, is not allowed to vote.
WISCONSIN.—Every citizen of the United States, or it of foreign birth, has declared his intention of becoming a citizen, and has resided in the State one year next preceding the election. Persons under guardianship, or convicted of felony, or treason, cannot vote.
ESTATES OF DECEASED
ALABAMA.—Claims must be presented within eighteen months after grant of letters testamentary or of administration; if not presented within that time, are forever barred.
ARKANSAS.—Claims should be presented within a year after letters of administration are granted, to enable creditors to come in for a pro rata distribution; and unless presented within two years they would be forever barred. CALIFORNIA.—Probate Courts have jurisdiction of all matters relating to estates of deceased persons. Executors and administrators must publish notice to the creditors of the estate in a newspaper to present their claims within ten months from the first publication of the notice, if the value of the estate exceeds $10,000, or within four months if it does not. If the claims are not pre-ented within such time, they are barred; provided that claims not dve and contingent claims may be presented within one month after they become due or absolute; and where the claimant has had no notice by reason of being out of the State, they may be presented any time before distribution of the estate. Every clim must be supported by an affidavit that the amount is justly due, that no payments have been made thereon which are not credited, and that there are no offsets to the same to the knowled,e of affiant. If the claim is rejected, suit nust be brought within three months; if due then, or within two months after it becomes due.
COLORADO. —All demands must be exhibited in one year after letters granted, and allowed by the Probate Court, or they are barred.
CONNECTICUT.-Estates of deceased persons are usually represented insolvent, and are intrusted to an executor or administrator, and commissioner appointed by the Probate Court. Six, ten, or eighteen months are allowed for settlement at the discretion of the court, and claims not presented within the t me limited are barred, unless the creditor so barred shall after distribution dis cover additional effects not before inventoried. Suits are barred pending settlements. Claims disallowed by Commissioner are forever barred, unless suit is bronight within four months,
DELAWARE.—Executors or administrators have one year for settlement of the decedent's estate, and claims must be proved within that time.
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA.—Executors and administrators must render an account and make distribution within thirteen months after the date of their letters, or upon permission of the Supreme Court, not exceeding four months longer, and a subsequent account and distribution once every six months until the estate is fully administered.
FLORIDA.—Two years are allowed to settle estate. Claims must be proved within two years, provided administrator or executor publishes notice.
GEORGIA. Claims must be presented and proved within twelve months after letters are granted to executor or administrator, or they lose their priority over other claims. No specified time is given to the executor to close the estate. He is under the control of the Ordinary, and must make returns annually un. der oath to that office. Debts of the decedent rank in the follow. ing order :--1. Funeral expenses, physician's bill, and expenses of last sickness. 2. Necessary expenses of administration, including a year's maintenance for the family, which is fixed by five appraisers appointed by the Ordinary. 3. Taxes--State and United States. 4. Debts due by deceased as executor, administrator, guardian, or trustee. 5. Judgment, mortgages, and other liens created in his lifetime, according to priority. 6. Debts due for rent 7. All liquidated demands, including foreign judgments, bonds, promissory notes, and other debts. 8. Open accounts.
ILLINOIS —No limit as to time is fixed in the statute, as against an executor or administrator, in which he is to close estate. They are required at the end of every twelve months, after their appointment to make a report to the Probate Court, and it is presumed they may continue to act until the estate sealed. Claims against the estate should be proved within twelve months.
INDIANA.-A reasonable time is allowed executor or administrator to settle estate. Claims should be proved within a year. Estates of dower are abol shed, and if a husband die testate or intestate, leaving a widow, one-third of the real estate may be decreed to her in fee simple, free from all demands of creditors, unless the value of the real estate exceeds $10,000. If more, a ·less proportion is decreed.
Iowa.--No time is fixed by the statute to close the estate of a deceased person. It rests in the discretion of the County Cou to order a final account and settlement. Executor or administrator must file a full report of all his doings every twelve months, or oftener, if the Court require it. Claims should be proved within eighteen months.
KANSAS.—Claims must be presented within three years from the time of the proving of the will or the appointing of an executor r administrator. The estate as tu creditors must be closed up within three years
KENTUCKY.-Executors or administrators are allowed two years to close estates. Claims can be proved at any time, and payment demanded six months after executor or administrator has qualified.
LOUISIANA.—Estates of deceased persons are administered in the parish of Orleans, in the Second District Court; in other parishes, in the Parish Courts. All suits against successions are brought in court where the succession is opened. Adminis
tered by executors, administrators, public administrators, ourators, and tutors. Debts of succession paid on filing of tableau and its due advertisement and approval by the Court.
MAINE.-Administration of the estate of a deceased person may be grantel at any time within twenty years after his decease. No suit can be maintained against the executor vr adminis'rator of an estate uule-s it is commenced within two years after notice is given by him of his appointment, nor unless a demand has been made in wr tig for payınent of the claim at least thirty days before commencement of the suit, except when assets come to lis hauds after that time, and then an action may be commenced within four years after the receipt thereof, proper notice being first given.
When estates are declared insolvent, all attachments existing upon such estates are dissolved by operation of law, and claims of creditors must be proved before Commissioners appointed for that purpose.
MARYLAND.—Twelve months are allowed an executor or administrator to close estate, but the Orphans' Court has discretion to allow further time.
MASSACHUSETTS.-An executor or administrator cannot be held to answer to the suit of a creditor of the deceased within the first year after his giving bond for the discharge of his trust, nor after two years from that time, unless assets come into his hands after the expiration of two years, or the first action fa Is from defect in form in the proceedings, or the right of action accrues after two years.
MICHIGAN.--The time in which an executor or administrator shall close an estate is within the option of the Probate Court, but shall not exceed four years. The time in which claims must be appointed and proven is within the option of said Court, but shall not be less than six months nor to exceed two. years. Claims against estates of deceased persons must be presented to the Commissioner, to be appointed by the Court, within the time designated by the Court, or they will be barred.
MINNESOTA.-Twelve months are allowed to the executor or administrator to close an estate ; however, the time may be extended by the Probate Court, not exceeding six months at any time.
MISSISSIPPI.—Non-resident creditors must present their claims within twenty-four months from the publication of notice requiring claims to be presented.
MISSOURI.-Claims must be presented within two years. Ex