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An Act for the further relief of poor prisoners committed by execution for debt
BE it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Legislature assembled, That whenever any poor prisoner creditor is dead. is or shall be committed by Execution for debt in any of the Prisons of this State, and the judgment creditor is or shall he dead, and two months shall have elapsed since the death of such judgment creditor, without any administration being granted upon his estate, the notice required by law in such case shall be served upon the Attorney of record of such judgment creditor in the suit whereon the judgment was rendered, upon which the execution whereby such debtor stands so committed was issued; and such notice being served upon such Attorney in the same manner and within the same time as notice is to be served in other cases by law, shall be good and effectual to all intents and purposes, as the same would be if duly served upon the judgment creditor if living.

[This Act passed June 27, 1820.]

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Act; Maine Law; 1820; Legislature; Statehood; Maine State Legislature; Poor; Debtors Prison



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