He made many new friends; and was moreover, a frequent visitor at the debtor
's prison, to which he invariably accompanied his mother.
The labor was performed by convicts, prisoners of war, delinquent debtors
and confirmed bachelors who were too poor to pay the high celibate tax which all red-Martian governments impose.
took his stick again, and bowing his head left the court.
All this I did; and when at last I did see a turnkey (poor little fellow that I was!), and thought how, when Roderick Random was in a debtors' prison, there was a man there with nothing on him but an old rug, the turnkey swam before my dimmed eyes and my beating heart.
Micawber should apply for his release under the Insolvent Debtors Act, which would set him free, she expected, in about six weeks.
How soon have those same eyes, deeply sunken in the head, glared from faces wasted with famine, and sallow from confinement, in days when it was no figure of speech to say that debtors
rotted in prison, with no hope of release, and no prospect of liberty!
It is a question to which the creditors are parties on one side and the debtors
on the other.
The better class of minds, however, did not need to be informed that the Powlers were an ancient stock, who could trace themselves so exceedingly far back that it was not surprising if they sometimes lost themselves - which they had rather frequently done, as respected horse-flesh, blind-hookey, Hebrew monetary transactions, and the Insolvent Debtors
As I declined the proposal on the plea of an appointment, he was so good as to take me into a yard and show me where the gallows was kept, and also where people were publicly whipped, and then he showed me the Debtors
' Door, out of which culprits came to be hanged: heightening the interest of that dreadful portal by giving me to understand that "four on 'em" would come out at that door the day after to-morrow at eight in the morning, to be killed in a row.
There were no foreclosures of mortgages, no protested notes, no bills payable, no debts of honour in Typee; no unreasonable tailors and shoemakers perversely bent on being paid; no duns of any description and battery attorneys, to foment discord, backing their clients up to a quarrel, and then knocking their heads together; no poor relations, everlastingly occupying the spare bed-chamber, and diminishing the elbow room at the family table; no destitute widows with their children starving on the cold charities of the world; no beggars; no debtors
' prisons; no proud and hard-hearted nabobs in Typee; or to sum up all in one word--no Money!
They would be made upon the same principles that usurers commonly lend to bankrupt and fraudulent debtors
, with a sparing hand and at enormous premiums.
When a creditor is notified that a debtor
has filed for bankruptcy, the creditor should be careful to determine whether it needs to file a Proof of Claim in the case to preserve its rights to receive payments from the bankrupt estate.
who failed on four separate occasions to file a feasible plan will not get a fifth opportunity.
The automatic stay, which gives debtors
a breathing spell from creditors, is one of the most "fundamental debtor
protections" in bankruptcy.
Where a creditor has requested that a Chapter 7 debtor
be denied a discharge, that request should be granted, as the debtor
failed to keep and preserve adequate books and records and transferred property with the intent to hinder, delay and defraud.