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A Brief Summary in Plain Language of the Most Important Laws Concerning Women; Together with a Few Observations Thereon . Bodichon, Barbara Leigh Smith, 1827–1891.
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LAWS CONCERNING WOMEN IN OTHER RELATIONSHIPS.


Agent.

A woman can act as agent for another, and, as an attorney, legally execute her authority. A wife can so act if her husband do not dissent.

Trustee.

An unmarried woman can be vested with a trust, but if she marry, the complexities and difficulties are great, from her inability to enter alone into deeds and assurances.

Executrix.

A single woman can act as executrix under a will, but a wife cannot accept an executorship without her husband’s consent.

Administratrix.

A woman is capable of holding the office of administratrix to an intestate personality, and administration will be granted to her if she be next of kin to the intestate. But a wife cannot act without the consent of her husband.

If a man place a woman in his house, and treat her as his wife, he is responsible for her debts.

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