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WOMEN'S PROPERTY RIGHTS   25

authorizes a married woman to convey any property which she may possess, to execute discharges of mortgages and other instruments dealing with real or personal property without the concurrence of her husband.

It is, however, wiser to secure the execution of a conveyance of land by the husband where a married woman is dealing with her separate property, or, if for some reason it is impossible to secure this, to obtain an order from the county judge under The Married Women's Conveyances flct, dispensing with the execution of the document by the husband. The execution of the instrument by the husband or the making of the order will dispense with the necessity of producing proof as to the date of marriage and other facts.

DOWER AND QUARANTINE.

In the quaint language of an old statute which has come down to us from the reign of Edward I, "a woman after the death of her husband may tarry in the chief house of her husband for forty days and within such time her dower will be assigned to her, if it has not been assigned to her before, and in the mean-


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