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. For the present Massachusetts provisions, which carry forward without substantial
change much of the Act of 1698, see Mass. G.L.
, c. 244, §§1–10, 18–36. Foreclosure may also be had by sale when the mortgage contains
a power of sale. Id
. at §§11–17C. The Massachusetts courts now have broad equitable powers, but the essentially
equitable remedy given at law by these statutes is deemed adequate, except in unusual
cases. See 1 Glenn, Mortgages
435. For the English practice of opening up a foreclosure for redemption, see id
. at 403–405.
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