An Act for the relief of... Harriet T. Danforth... and Susan Price

ACTS OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE OF GEORGIA, PASSED IN MILLEDGEVILLE, AT A BI-ENNIAL SESSION, IN NOVEMBER, DECEMBER, JANUARY, FEBRUARY & MARCH, 1855-'56. COMPILED, AND NOTES ADDED, By JOHN W. DUNCAN.

1855 Vol. 1 -- Page: 512

Sequential Number: 479
Law Number: (No. 476.)

Full Title: An Act for the relief of Martha W Clower of the county of Clarke, Harriet T. Danforth of the county of Wilkes, Mary Ann Barnett of the county of Baldwin, Anna Bulkley and Harriet Seymore of the county of Paulding, Sarah Mann Tant, and Eleanor Maloney of the county of Richmond, and Susan Price of the county of Wilkes.

4. SECTION I. Be it enacted &c., That from and after the passage of this act, Martha W. Clower, wife of Daniel M. Clower of the county of Clarke, be and she is hereby authorised to contract and be contracted with, as a feme sole, and transact business in her own name, and for her own use and benefit, notwithstanding the coverture, and that her future acquisitions shall not be subject to, or liable for the debts or contracts of her said husband, and that she may sue and be sued in her own name.

5. Sec. II. And be it further enacted, That all the privileges and benefits conferred by this act, be also granted to Mrs. Harriet T. Danforth of the county of Wilkes.

6 Sec. III. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, Mary Ann Barnett, wife of Nathan C. Barnett, of the county of Baldwin, be and she is hereby authorised to contract and be contracted with, as a feme sole, and transact business in her own name, and for her own use and benefit, notwithstanding her coverture, and that her future acquisitions shall not be liable for the debts or contracts of her present, or any future husband, and that she may sue and be sued, in her own name.

7. Sec. IV. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, Mrs. Anna Bulkley, be and she is hereby constituted a free or sole trader, with the full power and authority to buy and sell, contract debts, and to do any kind of business, as though she was sole and unmarried, and that the profits, if any, which may arise in her business and dealings, be to her sole and separate use.

8. Sec. V. Be it further enacted That the foregoing sections of this act, shall also extend to Harriet Seymore, the wife of John R. Seymore of the county of Paulding.

9. Sec. VI. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, Sarah Mann Tant, wife of James E. Tant, of the county of Richmond, be and she is hereby authorised to contract and be contracted with, to sue and be sued as a feme sole, and to carry on business on her own account, and for her own use and benefit, notwithstanding her coverture, and that all her future acquisitions of any description of property shall not be liable for any debts or contracts whatever of her said husband.

10. Sec. VII. And be it further enacted, That from and after the passage of this act, Eleanor Maloney, wife of John M. Maloney of the county of Richmond, be and she is hereby authorised to contract and be contracted with, and to sue and be sued as a feme sole, and to carry on business on her own account, and for her own use and benefit, notwithstanding her coverture, and that all her future acquisitions, of any description of property, shall not be liable for any debts or contracts whatever of her said husband.

11. Sec. VIII. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of this act be and the same are hereby extended to Susan Price, wife of James W. Price of the county of Wilkes.

12 Sec. IX, Repeals conflicting laws.

Approval Date: APPROVED, February 28th, 1856.

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