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Exchequer Court (Scotland) Act 1856

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XXXVSheriff may seize Books of Crown Debtor under Extract Decree.

It shall be lawful for any Sheriff, by virtue of any such Extract, to cause the Sheriff Clerk of his County, or other Person empowered by him in that Behalf, to seize and detain the Books of Account and other Books and Papers of the Crown Debtor, in order to ascertain the State of his pecuniary Affairs, and the Book and other Debts due to him, and the Names and Residences of his Debtors, and the Amounts of the Debts severally due by them; and such Extract shall be a sufficient Warrant to such Sheriff Clerk or other Person to seize and detain such Books and Papers in Terms thereof; and such Sheriff Clerk or other Person shall return an Execution of such Seizure in the Form as nearly as may be of the Schedule L. hereunto annexed, and such Books and Papers shall be open to the Inspection of the Sheriff, and of any public Officer having Interest therein on the Behalf of the Crown.

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