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Limitation of Actions. All actions upon the case, other than for slander, and actions for account, for trespass, debt, detinue, and replevin for goods and chattels, of trespass quare clausum fregit, must be commenced within five years.

Actions of trespass, assault and battery, wounding, and imprisonment, within Actions for slander, within one year next after the words spoken.

Actions founded upon an account for goods, wares, and merchandise, sold and delivered, or for any article charged in any store account, within twelve months after the cause of action, or the delivery of such goods. The limitation to be computed from the respective dates of the articles charged.

Minors, married women, persons insane, imprisoned, and out of the United States, to have the same periods respectively after the removal of their disability.

Persons abscunding, concealing themselves. or in any way obstructing any person from bringing their action, not to have the benefit of the act.

Collection of Debts. ARREST.-Hereafter no person shall be arrested upon any original or mesne process, except an affidavit be filed that the plaintiff verily believes that the debtor will leave this state, or move his property out of the same, before judg. ment, or otherwise abscond so that process after judgment can not be executed.

ATTACHMENT.—When the debtor is privately removing out of the county, or absconds so that process can not be served, an attachment may issue.

The court of chancery may issue an attachment when the debtor is about to remove his property from the state, or to dispose thereof, with the intention of delaying or defrauding his creditors, even though the debt be not due. Bond must be given by the plaintiff to pay costs and damages that may be awarded against him by reason of the attachment.

Deeds. THESE must be in writing, sealed, and lodged for record in the office of the county court of the county where the land is situate within eight months.

They may be acknowledged in any county court, or in the office of any such court before the clerk thereof, or proven by two witnesses.

Out of the state, before any judge or justice of a superior or inferior court of the county, district, or place, where they reside.

Form of Acknowledgment. State of Kentucky,

to wit: Be it remembered, that on this first day of October, one thousand eight hundred and fifly, before me, at office, John Jones, clerk of the county court of said county, personally came John Doe and Susan his wife, to me known to be the persons described in, and who executed the foregoing conveyance, and sever. ally acknowledged that they executed the same; and the said Susan, on an examination by me, privily and apart from her husband, declared that she did freely and willingly seal and deliver the said conveyance, which was then by me shown and explained to her, and that she wishes not to retract it, and acknowledged it to be her act, and consented that it may be recorded. Witness my hand and seal of court, at office, the day and year above written. (Seal.)

JOHN JONES,
Clerk of the County Court of the County of Livingston.

County of Livingston, } to wit:

If a married woman be a party, she must be examined privily and apart from her husband, and declare that she did freely and willingly seal and deliver the said writing, to be then shown and explained to her, and wishes not to retract it, and acknowledge it to be her act and consent that it may be recorded.

Rights of Married Women. THE slaves of a married woman and the increase thereof, and her real estate owned before or acquired after marriage, shall not be liable for the debts of her husband; but are liable for debts by her and her husband jointly created, in wri. ting, for necessaries fornished her or any member of her family.

The estate and property of the husband shall not be subject to the payment of any contracts, liabilities, damages, or debts, incurred by the wife prior to marriage.

Rate of Interest.
THE legal rate is six per cent. The usurious excess only is void.

Wills.

WILLs to be in writing, signed by the testator or by some other person in his presence and by his directions; and if not wholly written by himself, must be attested by two or more competent witnesses, subscribing their names in his presence

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