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FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS

For
Contracte,
Arbitration and
Award, Assignments,
Chattel Mortgages, Bills
of Sale, Bill of Lading, Bonds,
Exchange, Drafts, Promissory Notes,
Orders, Receipts, Due-Bills, Conveyances,
Deeds, Mortgages, Indentures, Satisfactions,
Releases, Dower, Leases, Landlord's and Tenant's
Ågreenients, Composition with Creditors, Charter of
Vessels, Building, Letters of Credit and License, Marriage,
Articles of Partnership, Power of Attorney, Wills and Codicils,
Trust Forms, Barter, Liabilities of Common Carriers and of Minors,
Naturalization, Pre-Emption Rights on Public Lands, Riyhts to Military
Bounty Land, Copyright laws, Regulations and Forms for obtaining Patente,
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TOGETHER WITHI

THE LAWS OF THE VARIOUS STATES

ON

HOUSEHOLD AND HOMESTEAD EXEMPTIONS FROM EXECUTION, DEEDS,
ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF DEEDS, MECHANICS LIEN, COLLECTION
OF DEBTS, LIMITATION OF ACTIONS, REGULATING CONTRACTS,
CHATTEL MORTGAGES, RIGHTS OF MARRIED WOMEN,

DOWER, RATES OF INTEREST, USURY, AND WILLS;

AND

A HAP AND SEAL FOR EACH STATE IN THE UNION,

BY DELOS W. BEADLE, A. M.,

ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW.

NEW YORK:
PUBLISHED BY PHELPS, FANNING, & CO.,

195 BROADWAY.
CINCINNATI: A. RANNEY, 34 EAST THIRD ST.

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The American Lawyer and Legal Form-Book for Germans, with Directions,
Advice, and Warnings, respecting the Use of the Legal Forms in practical American
Life, and an Exposition of the Differences in the Laws of the several States, COM
cerning Exemption of Household and other Property from Sale for Debts, Deeds,
Mechanica' Lien, Collection of Debts, Limitation of Actions, Laws regulating Con.
tracts, Mortgages, Rights of Married Women, Dower, Interest, Wills, &c.; with an
Abstract of the Constitution, the Seal, and a Map of each State is the Union : to
wliich is added, tñe Declaratiori of Independence, the Constitution of the United
States, Naturalization Laws, Postage, &c. By DELOS W. BEADLE, A. M., Advocate.
This work has been translated by an eminent German scholar, and thoroughly revised by
practising German lawyer, and sich alterations and additions made to the English edition
s will make it a reliable guide to Germans wishing to become acquainted with the laws
emhraced in it, and the legal forms einployed in the Transaction of business in this country
All the Forns are printed in both German and English.

Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1931,

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fuis book which we now offer you is emphatically a manual for the guidance of any and every man in business transactions, in a manner Přescribed by law and the usages of trade. But in addition to this, it embodies an array of practical information which makes it a most valuablo reference-book to the business man; and we assume that the world is not in possession of its equal in point of FUÁLNESS and conRECTNESS. It has been prepared by a lawyer of high character and standing in the city of New York, whose professional reputation is a sufficient guaranty for its accuracy, assisted by a business-man well acquainted with the wants of the community, which this work is intended to supply.

In presenting its claims to public favor, we do not address ourselves as is usual " to the Reader," but “to the Purchaser," for we do not expect any man to read it through, but to use it as a reference-book, not only that his business may be done in a form that shall secure his legal rights, but also to ascertain what protection the laws of the states afford him in the prosecution of his business. When we ask the business-man to purchase it, we expect him to inquire, « WILL IT PAY?" we answer

IT WILL PAY THE CITY WHOLESALE MERCHANT. Your customers are scattered throughout the country, and it is important for you to know the laws of the various States for the Collection of Debts, the kinds of Property Exempt from Attachment, Customhouse Regulations, Foreign Weights and Measures, Liabilities of Common Carriers, Forms of Power of Attorney and of Revoking the same, Agreements, and many other things which the index will show.

IT WILL PAY THE CITY RETAILER. We give forms of Articles of Copartnership, of Leases, Assignment of Policy of Insurance, Notes, Orders, Receipts, Value of Coins, &c.; besides important information on various subjects.

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IT WILL PAY THE MECHANIC. Turn to the Lien Laws for the benefit of mechanics, Liabilities of Minors, Indentures for an Apprentice, Articles of Partnership, forins and rules prescribed for securing Patents, Contracts, Assignments: the index will exhibit other subjects equally useful to you.

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IT WILL PAY EVERY MAN. Look at the array of subjects already mentioned, besides Forms for holde ing Property in Trust, Promissory Notes, Compounding with Creditora Landlord and Tenant's Agreements, Riglits of Married Women, Dowe Rights to Military Bounty Land, Interest Tables, &c., together with another item giving great interest to this work, being a well-delineated MAP OF EACH STATE IN THE UNION, AND A MAP OF THE U.S. which Maps alone are worth three times what is asked for the whole work.

The special State Laws have been compiled at great labor and expense, from the latest statutes of the various States, so far as they could be reached, and will be found more complete and reliable than anything now before the public.

If we have now made it plain that it will be a valuable book to you, we ask you to buy it, not simply to promote our interest, but because we give you in return that information which every man ought to have at his command.

THE PUBLISHERS. JANUARY 1, 1851.

DELOS W. BEADLE,

ATTORNEY AND COUNSELLOR AT LAW,

174 Broadway, New York.

REFERENCES. SIMON GREENLEAF, LL.D., Boston, Mags. JOHN P. CONVERSE, Esq., Parkman, Ohio. Hon. WM. KETT, LL.D., New York City. WM. S. DRIGGS, Esq., Detroit, Mich. JASON STEELE, Esq., Windsor, Vt.

TIMOTHY D. CROCKER, Esq., Burlington, lo JONATHAN EDWARDS, Esq., San Francisco, Cal

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Acknowledgment of Wills.......... PAGE 163 Bill of Sale, General Form of...... PAGE 48
Acknowledgment of Deeds (see State

Of Horse, with Warranty:.:.

Of Registered or Enrolled Vessel.... 48
Actions, Limitation of (see Limitation of
(

Of Vessel to be Recorded.. ...132
Actions),
Bonds ..

52
Affidavits, Forms of....

39 Bonds, Forms of
Agreements...
9 Of Arbitration.

22
Agreements, Forms of

Assignment of ...
General Forne of....
10 For the Payment of Money

52
For the Sale of Personal Property.

For the Payment of Interest

53
For Building..

12 Of a Corporation..
For the Sale of Land..
13 To Indeinnify a Sheriff.

54
For Hiring Clerk or Workman
14 To Executors..

55
For Making Boots, &C.....
14 For a Deed

56
For Making Flour-Barrels, &C.... 15 Of Treasurer or Trustee of an Associ-
For Sale and Delivery of Wood... -15

ation ....

57
For Sale of Stock ...

15
Bottomry-Bond

58
For Sale of Goods in Store
16 Book-Keeping

.348-351
For Cultivating Land on Shares.... 17 Bounty Lands, Act granting

153
For Sale of Horse

17
For Sale of Fruit-Trees

18
For Barter..

18
For Sale of Animals

19
For Indenture of Apprentice.

19
For Indenture of Servants
20 Building, Agreement for

12
Alabama, Map of....
Special Laws of.,
.255 California, Map of...

334, 335
Animals, Agreement for Sale of.
19 Special Laws of....

.333
Apprentice, Indenture of.....
19 Cash-Book, Form of...

351
Arbitration
21 Charter Party, Form of ..

61
Form of Submission for .

22 Chattel Mortgages
Form of Bond of ..
22 Form of...

49
Arbitrators, Oath of..

21 Chattel Mortgages, Laws Regulating in-
Award of....

24 Maine, 160 ; New Hampshire, 168;
Arkansas, Map of ...

272, 273

Massachusetts, 182; Rhode Island, 188 ;
Special Laws of

Connecticut, 192; New York, 200, Ma.
Assignments,

25 ryland, 226; North Carolina, 236; S.
Assignment, Forms of

Carolina, 240 ; Georgia, 246 ; Florida,
General Form of...

25 252; Mississippi, 259; Tennessee, 280;
Of Bond...

26 Kentucky. 283; Ohio, 292; Michigan,
Of Mortgage.

27 298; Indiana, 305; Illinois, 312; Mis-
Of Mortgage, to be endorsed thereon 28 souri, 318; lowa, 324, Wisconsin, 329;
Of Mortgage, as Collateral Security. 28 California, 336; Texas, 270.
Of a Debt.

29
Of Judgment....
30 Check or Draft on Bank..

45
Of Lease
31 Clerk, Agreement for Hire of.

14
Of Policy of Insurance

32 Coins, Table of....
For equal Benefit of Creditors...... 32 Collection of Debts (see Debts, Collection
For the Benefit of Preferred Creditors 33 of).
Of Partnership Property, for Settle- Common Carriers, Liabilities of .... 123
ment....
36 Connecticut, Map of.....

.190, 191
Of a Patent-Right..
37 Special Laws of.....

192
Constitutional Conventions

..341
Banking and Equation, Table of

...353
Contracts (see Agreements)

61
Barter, Agreement for...
18 Contracts, Law Regulating

61
Bills of Exchange

40 Contracts, Laws Regulating in--Maine,
Foreign, Forms of....

.42444 160; New Hampshire, 168 ; Vermont,
Domestic, Forms of..

45 173 ; Massachusetts, 182; Rhode Island,
Bills of Lading, Form of....

51 188; Connecticut, 193; New York, 2005
Bills of Sale ......

46 New Jersey, 209; Pennsylvania, 210

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