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BUSINESS-MAN’S FORM-BOOK ;
FORMS AND INSTRUCTIONS
Customhouse Regulations, Domestic and Foreign Rates of Postage, Å System of
THE LAWS OF THE VARIOUS STATES
DOWER, RATES OF INTEREST, USURY, AND WILLS;
A MAP AND SEAL FOR EACH STATE IN THE UNION.
PUBLISHED BY PHELPS & FANNING,
Entered according to Act of Congress, in the year 1851,
BY H. PHELPS & CO.,
the Southern District of New York.
STEREOTYPED BY C. C. SAVAGL,
13 Chambers Street, N. Y.
PRINTED BY GROSSMAN & SON,
69 Ann St., New York
TO THE PURCHASER.
This book which we now offer you is emphatically a manual for the guidance of any and every man in business transactions, in a manner prescribed by law and the usages of trade. But in addition to this, it embodies an array of practical information which makes it a most valuable reference-book to the business man; and we assume that the world is not in possession of its equal in point of FULLNESS and CORRECTNESS. It has been prepared by a lawyer of high character and standing in the city of New York, whose professional reputation is a sufficient guaranty for its accuracy, assisted by a business-man well acquainted with the wants of the community, which this work is intended to supply.
In presenting its claims to public favor, we do not address ourselves as is usual “ to the Reader,” but “to the Purchaser,” for we do not expect any man to read it through, but to use it as a reference-book, not only that his business may be done in a form that shall secure his legal rights, but also to ascertain what protection the laws of the states afford him
in the prosecution of his business. When we ask the business-man to purchase it, we expect him to inquire, “ WILL IT Par ?" we answer
IT WILL PAY THE CITY WHOLESALE MERCHANT. Your customers are scattered throughout the country, and it is important for you to know the laws of the various States for the Collection of Debts, the kinds of Property Exempt from Attachment, Customhouse Regulations, Foreign Weights and Measures, Liabilities of Common Carriers, Forms of Power of Attorney and of Revoking the same, Agreements, and many other things which the index will show.
IT WILL PAY THE CITY RETAILER. We give Forms of Articles of Copartnership, of Leases, Assignment of Policy of Insurance, Notes, Orders, Receipts, Value of Coins, &c.; besides important information on various subjects.
IT WILL PAY THE COUNTRY MERCHANT. We give you Forms for Bills of Sale, Contracts, Letters of Credit, Shipping Bills, Agreement for Sale of Personal Property, Bonds, Book-Keeping, Chattel Mortgages, and a large number of other items adapted to your daily wants.
IT WILL PAY THE ATTORNEY. Our book, emanating from one whose legal acumen will not be questioned, gives the profession the State Laws for the Collection of Debts, Laws Regulating Conveyances, the Limitation of Actions, Property Ex. emptions, Rates of Interest, Acknowledgments of Deeds, Statutes of Fraud, Wills, and a long array of forms for drafting business papers,