Death, Marriage, and Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy and Insolvency of Plaintiff, when not to abate Action.

CXLIIThe Bankruptcy or Insolvency of the Plaintiff in any Action, which the Assignees might maintain for the Benefit of the Creditors, shall not be pleaded in bar to such Action, unless the Assignees shall decline to continue, and give Security for the Costs thereof, upon a Judge's Order to be obtained for that Purpose, within such reasonable Time as the Judge may order, but the Proceedings may be stayed until such Election is made; and in case the Assignees neglect or refuse to continue the Action, and give such Security within the Time limited by the Order, the Defendant may, within Eight Days after such Neglect or Refusal, plead the Bankruptcy.