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Mercantile Law Amendment Act 1856

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XIPeriod of Limitation to run as to Joint Debtors in the Kingdom, though some are beyond Seas.

Where such Cause of Action or Suit with respect to which the Period of Limitation is fixed by the Enactments aforesaid or any of them lies against Two or more Joint Debtors, the Person or Persons who shall be entitled to the same shall not be entitled to any Time within which to commence and sue any such Action or Suit against any One or more of such Joint Debtors who shall not be beyond the Seas at the Time such Cause of Action or Suit accrued, by reason only that some other One or more of such Joint Debtors was or were at the Time such Cause of Action accrued beyond the Seas, and such Person or Persons so entitled as aforesaid shall not be barred from commencing and suing any Action or Suit against the Joint Debtor or Joint Debtors who was or were beyond Seas at the Time the Cause of Action or Suit accrued after his or their Return from beyond Seas, by reason only that Judgment was already recovered against any One or more of such Joint Debtors who was not or were not beyond Seas at the Time aforesaid.

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