If a debtor had neither money nor crop, the creditor must not refuse goods.
The insolvent debtor was withdrawn from the yoke of his creditor.
The debtor was obliged to pay the amount of the debt to any person who presented the missing half of the bill.
A creditor could hold his insolvent debtor as a slave, or sell him out of the city (trans Tiberim).
Pennsylvania has no homestead law, but the property of a debtor amounting to $300 in value, exclusive of the wearing apparel of himself and family and of all Bibles and school-books in use, is exempt from levy and sale on execution or by distress for rent; and the exemption extends to the widow and children unless there is a lien on the property for purchase money.