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72. Under the Act of 21 Nov. 1719, c. 9, §1, 2 A&R
150, when a creditor could not be satisfied out of the debtor's personal estate, if he “doth therefore think fit to levy upon the real estate” of the debtor, the sheriff was to proceed to have the lands appraised and an appropriate portion of them set off to the creditor.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2007.