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The insolvent debtor was withdrawn from the yoke of his creditor.
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.
The debtor was obliged to pay the amount of the debt to any person who presented the missing half of the bill.