474 FIFTY-SECOND CONGRESS. Sess. H. Cus. 156, 157. 1893. P¤¥¤’¤¤! N- IW- CHAP. 156.-An act to amend "An act making appropriations for the construc- '_;`—"'”" tion, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes," approved July thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rqiresentatives of the United Couneaut Harbor, States of America in Congress assembled, That “An act· making appro- °‘“°· priations for the construction, repair, and preservation of certain public works on rivers and harbors, and for other purposes," approved July _ cnmpm improve thirteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, be amended in so far ""j‘,';,, ,,_,3_ as the same provides for the improvement of Conneaut Harbor, Ohio, ` by striking out “ for relocation of channel and construction of new piers" (scheme B, Engineer’s report), and inserting “ to widen and deepen the existing old channel” (scheme A, Engineer’s reportl. Approved, February 24, 1893. CHAP. .-An act re five o voluntar assi ments b debtors for the beuedt — of creditorbfiii the Distrid: of Cblumbia, anil to gmend section seven hundred and eighty-two of the Revised Statutes of the United States, relating to the District of Columbia. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United smgmenu by States of America in Congress assembled, That in all cases of voluntary ‘*°*"°'* D·°· assignments hereafter made in the District of Columbia for the benefit Invvnwry of gpg of creditor or creditors, the debtor or debtors shall annex to such §,T,,*¥§'(‘}JHJassignment an inventory, under oath or aiiirmation, of his, her, their, or its estate, real and personal, according to the best of his, her, their, or its knowledge, and also a list of his, her, their, or its creditors, their respective residences and places of business, if known, and the amount of their respective demands; but such inventory shall not be conclusive rms to use an ¤- as to the amount of the debtors estate, but such assignment shall vest '**"°°· · in the assignee or assignees the title to any other property except legal bsd ¤¤>¤¤1>¢i¤¤•- exemptions, where legal exemptions are reserved by the deed of assignment, belonging to the debtor or debtors at the time of making the assignment and comprehended within the general terms of the same. ":;:$¤*°° *0 *>• • The assignee in every such assignment shall be a resident of the Dis- ' trict, and every such assignment shall be duly acknowledged and B¤¤•>¤¤- recorded in the land records of the District of Columbia. mnmm wm. Sec. 2. That every provision in any assignment hereafter made in the District of Columbia providing for the payment of one debt or liability in preference to another shall be void, and all debts and liabilities within the provisions of the assignment shall be paid pro rata frcém th; aisgats thereof. d f B<1¤i¢y vrpcwiin E0. . at any cre itor o an assignor may proceed in uit to °°‘°°“°k""‘““’°"g attack the assignment as made to hinder, delay, or defraud tliéelcreiriitors of the assignor, without tirst reducing his, her, their, or its debt or claim against the assignor to judgment at law, and may in such equity proceeding prove that he, she, they, or it is or are a creditor or creditors and as such entitled to relietl wms or muh- Sec. 4. That section seven hundred and eighty-two of the Revised "‘°‘"‘ Statutes of the United States, relating to the District of Columbia, be, °,1g_rmiy1¤;g:ti¤a_;g¤¤g and the same is hereby, amended as follows: After the words “Third, mm-. p that he has removed, or is about to remove, some of his property trom P §,_$· ”· C-· *°°· m- the District, so as to defeat just demands against him," the following ` words are hereby inserted, to wit: *‘ or has assigned, disposed of, or secreted, or is about to assign, dispose of, or secrete property with intent to binder, delay, or defraud his creditors." Approved, February 24, 1893.
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