A Treatise on the Law of Bankruptcy and Insolvency
Francis HilliardISBN: 1584773499;
Book DescriptionHilliard, Francis. A Treatise on the Law of Bankruptcy and Insolvency. Second edition, embracing the Bankrupt Act of 1867. Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott & Co., 1867. xxxvi, 512 pp. Reprint available 2003 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. LCCN 2002042755. ISBN 1-58477-349-9. Cloth. $95. Reprint of second edition, embracing the Bankruptcy Act of 1867, which was enacted as part of Congress' reconstruction plan following the end of the Civil War. A thorough guide to the principles of mid-nineteenth century Anglo-American bankruptcy law based on a study of American and English cases. Topics include the nature of bankruptcy, petitioning creditors, proof of claims, discharge of debts and the jurisdiction of bankruptcy courts. The appendix includes the texts of U.S. bankruptcy laws and acts passed between 1800 and 1867 and the 1858 Massachusetts Insolvent Law.
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