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Sec. 4. The survivor of persons holding personal property in joint tenancy shall have the same rights only as the survivor of tenants in common, unless otherwise expressed in the instrument.

Sec. 5. The absolute power of aliening lands shall not be suspended by any limitation or condition whatever contained in any conveyance or devise, for a longer period than during the existence of a life or any number of lives in being at the creation of the estate conveyed or devised, and therein specified, with the exception that a contingent remainder in fee may be limited on a prior remainder in fee, to take effect in the event that the person to whom the first remainder is limited shall die under the age of twenty-one years, or upon any

other contingency by which the estate of such person may be determined before he attains full age.

Sec. 6. Where a remainder for life shall be limited on any other than a life or lives in being at the creation of such estate, all the life estates subsequent to those persons entitled to take life estates according to the provisions of the preceding section, shall be void; and upon the death of those persons entitled to take, the remainder shall take effect, in the same manner as if such void estates had not been created.

Sec. 7. Where real estate is limited by deed or will to one or more for life or lives, with a contingent limitation over to such issue of one or more of the tenants for life as shall be living at the determination of the estate for life or for lives, the circuit court may, upon the application of the tenants for life, and proof that a sale is expedient, and that it will not be to the prejudice of any interested, order a sale of such real estate.

Sec. 8. The application for such sale shall be made by petition, verified by the oath of the party, in which shall be stated all facts showing the expediency of such sale. Such of the issue contemplated by the limitation as shall be in existence at the time of such application shall be made defendants, together with all who would take the estate in case the limitation over should never vest. If any be minors, guardians ad litem shall be appointed, who shall answer on oath, and any minors above the age of fourteen years shall answer, in proper person, in like manner.

Sec. 9. Whether the answer to the petition admit the facts alleged or not, the court, before it orders a sale, shall require every fact which CHAPTER 67.

OF THE ACCUMULATION, SUSPENSION OF OWNERSHIP, AND JOINT TENANCY OF PERSONAL PROPERTY; AND LIMITATIONS OF REAL ESTATE.

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SECTION
1. How long ownership of personal property

may be suspended.
2. When the accumulation of interest to be

valid. 3. Minor may have allowance for support. 4. Rights of survivor of persons holding in

joint tenancy.

SECTION
7. Real estate limited in certain way may

be sold.
} Proceedings therefor.
9.
10. Sale not to be ordered if prohibited

deed or will. 11. Co ice ordered to purchaser. 12. Proceeds of sale; how invested and dis

posed of.

5:} Limitations of real estate; how far valid.

Section 1. No limitation or condition shall suspend the absolute ownership of personal property longer than till the termination of lives in being at the time of the execution of the instrument containing such limitation or condition; or, if in a will, of lives in being at the death of the testator.

Sec. 2. Any provision for the accumulation of interest, or income of money, or other personal property, by any conveyance or will, shall be void, except as follows:

1. If the accumulation be directed to commence from the date of the instrument, or the death of the person executing the same, it

may be for the benefit of one or more minors then in being, or in being at such death, and to terminate at the expiration of their minority.

2. If the accumulation be directed to commence at any period sulsequent to the death of the person executing such instrument, it may be within the time allowed in the first section of this chapter for the suspension of ownership, and at some time during the minority of the persons for whose benefit it is intended, and must terminate at the expiration of their minority. Any provisions for accumulation beyond the minority of such persons shall be void only as respects the time beyond such minority.

Sec. 3. If a minor for whose benefit such accumulation may hare been directed shall be destitute of means of support or of education, the circuit court may, on complaint of such minor or his guardian, cause a reasonable sum to be taken from such accumulation for his support or education, or both.

Sec. 4. The survivor of persons holding personal property in joint tenancy shall have the same rights only as the survivor of tenants in common, unless otherwise expressed in the instrument.

Sec. 5. The absolute power of aliening lands shall not be suspended by any limitation or condition whatever contained in any conveyance or devise, for a longer period than during the existence of a life or any number of lives in being at the creation of the estate conveyed or devised, and therein specified, with the exception that a contingent remainder in fee may be limited on a prior remainder in fee, to take effect in the event that the person to whom the first remainder is limited shall die under the age of twenty-one years, or upon any other contingency by which the estate of such person may be determined before he attains full age.

Sec. 6. Where a remainder for life shall be limited on any other than a life or lives in being at the creation of such estate, all the life estates subsequent to those persons entitled to take life estates according to the provisions of the preceding section, shall be void; and upon the death of those persons entitled to take, the remainder shall take effect, in the same manner as if such void estates had not been created.

Sec. 7. Where real estate is limited by deed or will to one or more for life or lives, with a contingent limitation over to such issue of one or more of the tenants for life as shall be living at the determination of the estate for life or for lives, the circuit court may, upon the application of the tenants for life, and proof that a sale is expedient, and that it will not be to the prejudice of any interested, order a sale of such real estate.

Sec. 8. The application for such sale shall be made by petition, verified by the oath of the party, in which shall be stated all facts showing the expediency of such sale. Such of the issue contemplated by the limitation as shall be in existence at the time of such application shall be made defendants, together with all who would take the estate in case the limitation over should never vest. If any be minors, guardians ad litem shall be appointed, who shall answer on oath, and any minors above the age of fourteen years shall answer,

in proper person, in like manner.

Sec. 9. Whether the answer to the petition admit the facts alleged or not, the court, before it orders a sale, shall require every fact which may be material to ascertain the propriety of such sale to be clearly proved to its satisfaction, and in such manner as it shall direct. Depositions shall be taken in the presence of the guardians ad litem, or on interrogatories agreed upon by them.

Sec. 10. No such sale shall be ordered if the deed or will limiting the estate shall prohibit the same.

Sec. 11. When such sale shall have been authorized and made, and the terms thereof complied with, and the purchase money paid in full, the court may order a conveyance to be executed to the purchaser.

Sec. 12. The proceeds of the sale of such real estate shall be invested in such manner and in such securities as the circuit court shall direct. The interest on such investment shall go to the tenants for life, and the principal thereof shall be deemed real estate, and as such shall be subject to the limitations of the deed or will.

TITLE X.

Of the domestic relations.

CHAPTER 68. Of marriage, and the solemnization thereof.
CHAPTER 69. Of divorce.
CHAPTER 70. General provisions concerning husband and wife.
CHAPTER 71. Of parents and children.
CHAPTER 72. Of guardians and wards.
CHAPTER 73. Of masters and apprentices.

CHAPTER 68.

OF MARRIAGE, AND THE SOLEMNIZATION THEREOF.

SECTION

1. Polygamy forbidden.
2.
3. Marriages of parties related within
4. certain degrees, void.

SECTION
6. Marriages between whites and negroes,

void.
7. Marriages of insane persons, and parties

under certain ages, void, &c.

SECTION
8. Marriages of persons leaving the District

to avoid this act.
9. Marriages ; how celebrated ; to be re-

corded and proved under the chapter. 10. By whom solemnized. 11. License to be obtained from clerk; form

of. 12. License; how issued. 13. Consent of parents and guardians; when

required. 14. Consent of master of slave; when re

quired, and how given.

SECTION
15. Ministers to certify marriage to clerk,

&c.
16. Clerk to record such certificate.
17. Clerk to grant certified copies of marriage

record, and the same or marriage regis try to be presumptive evidence of such

marriage. 18. 19. } Penalties on ministers and others. 20. 21.

Penalties on parties. 22.

Section 1. All marriages contracted whilst either of the parties has a former wife or husband living, shall be void, unless the former marriage shall have been dissolved, and no restraint shall have been imposed on the party contracting such second marriage,

Sec. 2. All marriages contracted by parties related within any of the degrees of consanguinity or affinity prohibited in the following sections three or four, shall be void.

Sec. 3. A man shall not marry his mother, grandmother, stepmother, wife's mother, daughter, grandfather's wife, wife's grandmother, father's sister, mother's sister, wife's daughter, son's wife, sister, granddaughter, grandson's wife, wife's granddaughter, brother's daughter, or sister's daughter.

Sec. 4. A woman shall not marry her father, grandfather, stepfather, husband's father, son, grandmother's husband, husband's grandfather, father's brother, mother's brother, husband's son, daughter's husband, brother, grandson, granddaughter's husband, husband's grandson, brother's son, or sister's son.

Sec. 5. In all cases mentioned in the two sections immediately preceding, in which the relationship is founded upon a marriage, the prohibition shall continue in force, notwithstanding the dissolution of such marriage by death or by divorce, unless the divorce be for a cause which shows the marriage to have been originally void.

Sec. 6. All marriages between a white person on the one part and a negro on the other, shall be void.

Sec. 7. All marriages contracted by an insane person or by a party under the age of twelve years, shall be void ; and any contracted by a person over that age but under fourteen, may be avoided by such party on his or her attaining the age of fourteen years, but not by others.

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