United States Statutes at Large/Volume 5/26th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 26

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United States Statutes at Large, Volume 5
United States Congress
Public Acts of the Twenty-Sixth Congress, First Session, Chapter 26

May 27, 1840.
Chap. XXVI.—An Act to extend for a longer period the several acts now in force for the relief of insolvent debtors of the United States.[1]

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,Acts of the 2d March, 1831, ch. 62; 14th July, 1832, ch. 230; and 7th June 1834, ch. 45, revived and extended.
1843, ch. 20.
That the act entitled “An act for the relief of certain insolvent debtors of the United States,” passed on the second day of March, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-one, and an act in addition thereto, passed on the fourteenth day of July, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-two, and an act to revive and amend the said acts, passed on the seventh day of June, one thousand eight hundred and thirty-four, be, and the same are hereby, revived, extended and continued in force for three years from and after the passage of this act, and until the cases then pending shall be determined for the purpose of finally disposing of such cases, but for no other purpose.

Cases which have occurred or may occur before the end of three years.
Satisfaction to be entered of record upon all judgments against debtors who have been released.
Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the provisions of the said several acts shall apply to cases of insolvency, which shall have occurred on or before the passage of this act, or shall occur during the said three years.

Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That the Secretary of the Treasury shall be authorized to cause satisfaction to be entered of record upon all judgments against any debtor or debtors who may have heretofore been released under the provision of any of the acts which are extended, continued and revived by this act, or who may hereafter be released by the said acts: Provided, The district judge in the district which such judgments are on record, shall certify that it has not been made to appear to the satisfaction of the said district judge, by evidence submitted to him by the district attorney of the United States, that the debtor is possessed of or entitled to any property which was not disclosed and set forth to the commissioners of insolvency at the time of the examination of such debtor, under his, her, or their petition, to be released from his, her, or their indebtedness to the United States. Every application for such certificate shall be made to a judge at Chambers, and ten days’ previous notice shall be given to the district attorney for the district wherein the said application is made, together with copies of all the papers on which such application shall be made.So much of the above recited acts as is inconsistent herewith, repealed. And so much of the said recited acts, or either of them, as is inconsistent herewith, or is hereby altered or supplied, be, and the same hereby is, repealed.

Approved, May 27, 1840.