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Cover Page
Preliminary title Of the general definitions of rights and the promulgation of the laws
    Chapter I Of law and customs
    Chapter II Of the publication of the laws
    Chapter III Of the effects of laws
    Chapter IV Of the application and construction of laws
    Chapter V Of the repeal of laws
Book I Of persons
    Title I Of the distinction of persons, and the privation of certain civil rights in certain cases
      Chapter I Of the distinction of persons established by nature
      Chapter II Of the distinctions of persons which are established by law
    Title II Of domicil and the manner of changing the same
    Title III Of absent persons
      Chapter I Of the curatorship of absent persons
      Chapter II Of the putting into provisional possession the heirs of the absentee
      Chapter III Of the effects of absence upon the eventual rights which may belong to the absentee
      Chapter IV Of the effects of absence respecting marriage
      Chapter V Of the care of minor children whose father has disappeared
    Title IV Of husband and wife
      Chapter I On marriage
      Chapter II How marriages may be contracted or made
      Chapter III Of the nullity of marriages
      Chapter IV Of the respective rights and duties of married persons
      Chapter V Of the dissolution of marriages
      Chapter VI Of second marriages
    Title V Of the separation from bed and board
      Chapter I Of the causes of separation from bed and board
      Chapter II Of the proceedings on separation from bed and board
      Chapter III Of the provisional proceedings to which a suit for separation may give occasion
      Chapter IV Of objections to the action of separation from bed and board
      Chapter V Of the effects of separation from bed and board
    Title VI Of master and servant
      Chapter I Of the several sorts of servants
      Chapter II Of free servants
      Chapter III Of slaves
    Title VII Of father and child
      Chapter I Of children in general
      Chapter II Of legitimate children
        Section I Of legitimacy resulting from marriage
        Section II Of the manner of proving the legitimate filiation
      Chapter III Of illegitimate children
        Section I Of legitimation
        Section II Of the acknowledgment of illegitimate children
      Chapter IV Of adoption
      Chapter V Of paternal authority
        Section I Of the duties of parents towards their legitimate children, and of the duties of legitimate children towards their parents
        Section II Of the duties of parents towards their natural children, and of the duties of natural children towards their parents
    Title VIII Of minors, of their tutorship, curatorship and emancipation
      Chapter I Of tutorship
        Section I General dispositions
        Section II Of tutorship by nature
        Section III Of tutorship by will
        Section IV Of the tutorship by the effect of the law
        Section V Of dative tutorship
        Section VI Of the under tutor
        Section VII Of the causes which dispense or excuse from the tutorship
        Section VIII Of incapacity for, exclusion from and deprivation of the tutorship
        Section IX Of the administration of the tutor
      Chapter II Of the curatorship of minors
      Chapter III Of emancipation
    Title IX Of persons insane, idiots, and other persons incapable of administering their estate
      Chapter I Of the interdiction and curatorship of persons incapable of administering their estate, whether on account of insanity or of some other infirmity
      Chapter II Of the other persons to whom curators are appointed
    Title X Of communities or corporations
      Chapter I Of the nature of communities or corporations, of their use and kind
      Chapter II Of the rights and privileges of communities or corporations and of their incapacities
      Chapter III Of the dissolution of communities or corporations
Book II Of things and of the different modifications of property
    Title I Of things or estates
      Chapter I Of the distinction of things or estates
      Chapter II Of immoveables
      Chapter III Of moveables
      Chapter IV Of estates considered in their relation to those who possess them
    Title II Of absolute ownership
      Chapter I Universal principles
      Chapter II Of the right of accession to what is produced by the thing
      Chapter III Of the right of accession to what unites or incorporates itself to the thing
        Section I Of the right of accession concerning immoveables
        Section II Of the right of accession concerning moveable things
    Title III Of usufruct, use and habitation
      Chapter I Of usufruct
        Section I General definitions
        Section II Of the rights of the usufructuary
        Section III Of the obligations of the usufructuary
        Section IV Of the obligations of the owner
        Section V How usufruct expires
      Chapter II Of the use and habitation
    Title IV Of predial services or services of land
      Chapter I General principles
      Chapter II Of services which originate from the natural situation of the place
      Chapter III Of services imposed by law
        Section I Of walls, fences, and ditches in common
        Section II Of the distance and of the intermediary works required for certain buildings
        Section III Of lights on the property of a neighbor
        Section IV Of the manner of carrying off rain from the roof
        Section V Of the right of passage
      Chapter IV Of services established by the act of man
        Section I Of the different kinds of services which may be established by the act of man
        Section II How services are acquired
        Section III Of the rights of the proprietor of the estate to which the service is due
        Section IV How Services are extinguished
Book III Of the different manners of acquiring the property of things
    Preliminary title General dispositions
    Title I Of successions
      Chapter I Of the different sorts of successions and heirs
      Chapter II Of legal successions
        Section I General rules
        Section II Of the succession of descendants
        Section III Of the succession of ascendants
        Section IV Of the succession of collaterals
      Chapter III Of irregular successions
      Chapter IV In what manner successions are opened
      Chapter V Of the incapacity and unworthiness of the heirs
      Chapter VI In what manner a succession is accepted and how it is renounced
        Section I Of the acceptance pure and simple
        Section II Of the acceptance of a succession with the benefit of an inventory
      Chapter VII Of the administration of vacant estates and estates ab intestato
      Chapter VIII Of partition among heirs and of the collation of goods
        Section I Of the nature of partition and in what manner it is made
        Section II Of the collation of goods
        Section III Of the payment of debts
        Section IV Of the effect of partition and of its rescision
    Title II Of donations inter vivos (between living persons) and mortis causa (in prospect of death)
      Chapter I General dispositions
      Chapter II Of the capacity necessary for disposing of and receiving by donation inter vivos or mortis causa
      Chapter III Of the portion disposable, and of its reduction in case of excess
        Section I Of the disposable portion and the legitime
        Section II Of the reduction of dispositions inter vivos or mortis causa; of the manner in which it is made and of its effects
      Chapter IV Of dispositions reprobated by the law in donations inter vivos and mortis causa
      Chapter V Of donations inter vivos (between living)
        Section I Of the irrevocability of donations inter vivos
        Section II Of the form of donations inter vivos
        Section III Of the exceptions to the rule of the irrevocability of donations inter vivos
      Chapter VI Of dispositions mortis causa (in the prospect of death)
        Section I Of testament or codicil
        Section II Of the form of testaments and codicils
        Section III Of testamentary dispositions
        Section IV Of the institution of heir and of disinherison
        Section V Of legacies
        Section VI Of the opening and the proof of wills, and of testamentary executions
        Section VII Of the revocation of testaments and codicils and of their caducity
        Section VIII Of the interpretation of testamentary dispositions
      Chapter VII Of partitions made by parents among their descendants
      Chapter VIII Of donations made by marriage contract to the husband or wife, and to the children to be born of the marriage
      Chapter IX Of donations between married persons, either by marriage contract, or during the marriage
    Title III Of contracts and of conventional obligations in general
      Chapter I Preliminary dispositions
      Chapter II Of the conditions essential to the validity of agreements
        Section I Of consent
        Section II Of the capability of the parties contracting
        Section III Of the object and the matter of contracts
        Section IV Of the cause
      Chapter III Of the effect of obligations
        Section I General dispositions
        Section II Of the obligation of giving
        Section III Of the obligations of doing or of not doing
        Section IV Of the damages resulting from the non execution of the obligation
        Section V Of the interpretation of the agreements
        Section VI Of the effect of agreements with regard to persons not parties to them
      Chapter IV Of the different kinds of obligations
        Section I Of conditional obligations
          § 1 Of the condition in general and of its different kinds
          § 2 Of the suspensive condition
          § 3 Of the dissolving condition
        Section II Of obligations to be performed at a certain term
        Section III Of the alternative obligations
        Section IV Of obligations in solido or jointly and severally
          § 1 Of the obligation in solido between creditors
          § 2 Of the obligation in solido on the part of debtors
        Section V Of obligations divisible and indivisible
          § 1 Of the effects of a divisible obligation
          § 2 Of the effect of the indivisible obligation
        Section VI Of obligations with penal clauses
      Chapter V Of the extinction of obligations
        Section I Of payment
          § 1 Of payment in general
          § 2 Of payment with subrogation
          § 3 Of the imputation of payments
          § 4 Of tenders of payment, and consignment
          § 5 Of the surrender of property
        Section II Of novation
        Section III Of the remission of the debt
        Section IV Of compensation
        Section V Of confusion
        Section VI Of the loss of the thing due
        Section VII Of the action of nullity or of rescission of agreements
      Chapter VI Of the proof of obligations and of that of payment
        Section I Of the literal proof
          § 1 Of the authentic title
          § 2 Of the acts under private signature
          § 3 Of copies of titles
          § 4 Of recognitive and confirmative acts
        Section II Of testimonial proof
        Section III Of presumptions
          § 1 Of presumptions established by law
          § 2 Of presumption not established by law
        Section IV Of the confession of the party
        Section V Of the proof by oath
    Title IV Of engagements formed without agreements, or of quasi contracts and quasi offences
      Section I Of the quasi contract
      Section II Of quasi crimes or offences
    Title V Of marriage contract
      Chapter I General dispositions
      Chapter II Of the various kinds of matrimonial agreements
        Section I Of donations made in consideration of marriage
        Section II Of dowry or marriage portion
        Section III Of paraphernalia or extra dotal effects
        Section IV Of the partnership or community of acquests or gains
      Chapter III Of the separation of property
    Title VI Of sale
      Chapter I Of the nature and form of the contract of sale, and of the manner in which it is to be performed
      Chapter II Of persons capable of buying and selling, and of things which may be sold
      Chapter III Of the obligations of the seller
        Section I Of the tradition or delivery of the thing sold
        Section II Of the warranty, in case of eviction of the thing sold
        Section III Of the warranty of the defects of the thing sold or of the redhibitory vices
      Chapter IV Of the obligations of the buyer
      Chapter V Of the nullity and rescissions of the sale
        Section I Of the power or right of redemption
        Section II Of the rescission of sales on account of lesion
      Chapter VI Of sales by cant or auction
      Chapter VII Of the assignment or transfer of debts and other incorporeal rights
    Title VII Of exchange
    Title VIII Of letting and hiring
      Chapter I Of the several species of contracts for letting and hiring
      Chapter II Of the contract for letting out things
        Section I Of the form and duration of leases
        Section II Of the obligations of the lessor
        Section III Of the obligations of the lessee
        Section IV Of the dissolution of leases
      Chapter III Of the letting out of labour or industry
        Section I Of the hiring of servants and workmen
        Section II Of carriers and watermen
        Section III Of plots for buildings and other works
    Title IX Of partnership
      Chapter I General dispositions
      Chapter II Of the various kinds of partnerships
      Chapter III Of the obligations of partners towards each other, and towards third persons
        Section I Of the obligations of partners towards each other
        Section II Of the obligations of partners towards third persons
      Chapter IV Of the different manners in which partnerships end
    Title X Of loan
      Chapter I Of the loan for use or commodatum
        Section I Of the nature of the loan for use
        Section II Of the engagements of the borrower for use
        Section III Of the engagements of the lender for use
      Chapter II Of the loan for consumption or mutuum
        Section I Of the nature of the loan for consumption
        Section II Of the obligations of the lender for consumption
        Section III Of the engagements of the borrower for consumption
      Chapter III Of loan on interest
    Title XI Of deposit and sequestration
      Chapter I Of deposit in general and of its divers kinds
      Chapter II Of the deposit properly so called
        Section I Of the nature and essence of the contract of deposit
        Section II Of the obligations of the depository
        Section III Of the obligations of him by whom the deposit has been made
        Section IV Of the necessary deposit
      Chapter III Of sequestration
        Section I Of its different species
        Section II Of the conventional sequestration
        Section III Of the judicial sequestration or deposit
    Title XII Of aleatory contracts
    Title XIII Of mandate or commission
      Chapter I Of the nature of proxies, mandates and commissions
      Chapter II What persons may be appointed attornies in fact
      Chapter III Of the obligations of a person acting under a power of attorney
      Chapter IV Of the obligations of the principal who acts by his attorney in fact
      Chapter V How the procuration expires
    Title XIV Of suretyship
      Chapter I Of the nature and extent of suretyship
      Chapter II Of the effects of suretyship
        Section I Of the effects of suretyship between the creditor and the surety
        Section II Of the effects of suretyship between the debtor and the surety
        Section III Respecting the effects of suretyship between the sureties
      Chapter III Of the extinction of suretyship
      Chapter IV Of the legal and judicial sureties
    Title XV Of transactions
    Title XVI Of respite
    Title XVII Of compromises or arbitration
    Title XVIII Of pledge
    Title XIX Of privileges and mortgages
      Chapter I Of the nature of a mortgage and of its several sorts
      Chapter II Who may mortgage and what thing may be mortgaged
      Chapter III Of the effects of mortgage
        Section I Of the effects of mortgage with regard to the debtor
        Section II Of the effects of mortgages against third possessors and of the action of mortgage
        Section III Of the registering of mortgages and of the register kept for that purpose
      Chapter IV Of the order of privileges and mortgages
        Section I Of the preference and order of privileges
      Chapter V How privileges or mortgages expire or are extinguished
    Title XX Of occupancy, possession and prescription
      Chapter I Of occupancy
      Chapter II Of possession
      Chapter III Of prescription
        Section I Of the possession required to establish prescription
        Section II Of the causes which suspend or interrupt prescriptions
        Section III Of the several species of prescription
    Title XXI Of the title by judgment or seizure
Manuscript index
Manuscript index Part 2


Art. 51. The tutor watches over the person of the minor and administers his estate;
He cannot become purchaser of the property of the minor;
He cannot accept the assignment of any right or claim against his ward.

Art. 52. The tutor is bound to administer as a good father of a family; he is responsible for all the damages which might have been either prevented or repaired by a wise administration.

Art. 53. Both the tutor and the under tutor shall prior to their entering upon the exercise of their duties, take an oath before the judge that they shall well and faithfully fulfil their trust.

Art. 54. It is the duty of the tutor to cause a true and faithful inventory to be made of the moveable and immoveable property, credits, deeds and papers belonging to the minor and to cause the said property to be valued by two appraisers duly sworn.
This inventory shall be begun at farthest within ten days after the appointment of the tutor and shall be made in presence of the under tutor, by the parish judge or by any notary public duly authorised to that effect by the said judge.

Art. 55. Every tutor except the father or mother shall give to the judge who has either appointed or confirmed him, good and sufficient security to the amount of the inventory, for the fidelity of his administration.

Art. 56. Within ten days after the conclusion of the inventory, it shall be the duty of the tutor to proceed to the sale of the moveable and immoveable property of his ward.

Art. 57. This sale shall be authorised by the judge and made at public auction, after having been duly advertised three times in both the english and french languages, to wit:- from ten to ten days for immoveables, and from three to three days for moveables, either by papers posted up at the usual places, if the sale is made out of the parish of New-Orleans, or by advertisements inserted in at least two of the news papers which are printed in the city of New-Orleans, if the sale is made within the limits of that parish.

Art. 58. The judge at the time of authorising the said sale, shall fix, with the advice of the meeting of the family, the several terms of credit at which the minor's property shall be sold, as well as the rate of interest, the securities to be given by the purchaser and the other conditions of the sale, as the case may require.

Art. 59. The minor's property cannot be sold for less than the amount of its appraised value mentioned in the inventory; and if it does not rise to that amount, it shall be again offered for sale at public auction, with the same formalities which are above directed, until the price of its apraisement may be obtained, reserving to the judge, with the advice of the meeting of the family, the faculty of extending the terms of credit granted and of giving such other facilities as may procure a short and advantageous sale of said property, and of ordering other appraisement or appraisements in case he shall be satisfied that the sale cannot be effected at the rate of appraisement already made.

Art. 60. The expences of food, maintainance and education of the minor shall not exceed his income or the interests of his funds.

Art. 61. The tutor administers by himself alone, all the deeds are made by him, and in his name, without the concurrence of the minor.

Art. 62. The tutor cannot, without an authority from the judge by and with the advice of the meeting of the family, accept or refuse an inheritance which has descended to the minor.

Art. 63. The acceptance of an inheritance which has accrued to a minor cannot be made but under the benefit of an inventory.

Art. 64. The inheritance which has been refused by the tutor with the aforesaid authority, may be resumed or accepted by the tutor by a similar authority, or by the minor when arrived at the age of majority, in case such inheritance shall not have been accepted by any other person.
But the inheritance must be taken such as it is at the time of claiming the same, and the claimant shall have no right to contest any sales or other acts which may have been legally made during the vacancy of the inheritance.

Art. 65. The tutor cannot borrow for the minor, nor enter into any transaction or compromise respecting his rights without an authority from the judge.

Art. 66. The tutor may accept legacies, donations and other advantages made to his ward; but he cannot, in any case dispose gratuitously of the moveable or immoveable property of the minor, or any part thereof.

Art. 67. Every partition of an estate in which a minor is interested, shall be ordered by the judge.
Previous to such a partition an estimation of the property must be made by appraisers appointed and sworn by the judge or by a notary commissioned in order to make the partition.
The process verbal of partition and the delivery of the slaves must be made before the notary public commissioned by the judge to that effect.

Art. 68. Every partition made in the form abovementioned is final and has the same effect against the minor, as any partition agreed to between persons of full age.

Art. 69. The tutor is bound to give an account of his administration at the expiration of the tutorship and whenever he is ordered so to do by the judge.

Art. 70. The tutor who absents himself from the territory, is bound to cause another tutor to be appointed in his stead and previously to give an account of his administration, in defect whereof he may be arrested and held to bail in such sum as the judge shall determine.
On his return the judge shall decide whether he is to resume his tutorship or not.

Art. 71. The tutor is bound to pay to his ward an interest, at the rate of five per cent. per annum, for all sums which he shall have received on his account, proceeding either from the sale of his property, recovery of his credits or otherwise, and from the time he has received such sums respectively, without being admitted to free himself from such interest, under pretence of his not having been able to lay the money out.
But the tutor may retain on the annual amount of such interest, ten per cent. as a compensation for his care and trouble and for the responsibility to which he has subjected himself.

Art. 72. The tutor is not allowed, in any case, to lay out the money of the minor in the purchase of any moveable or immoveable property; and if he makes such a purchase, it shall remain for his own account, as the object of the law by directing the sale of the minor's property, is to prevent the inconveniencies of its administration by tutors.

Art. 73. The account of the tutorship is given at the expence of the minor; the tutor advances that expence.

Art. 74. The sum which results due by the tutor as the balance of his accounts, bears interest, without a judicial demand, from the day on which the accounts were closed.
The same rule applies to the balance due to the tutor.

Art. 75. The property of the tutor is tacitly mortgaged in favor of the minor, from the day of the appointment of the said tutor, for the security of his administration and of the responsibility which results from it.

Art. 76. Every agreement which may take place between the tutor and the minor arrived at the age of majority, shall be null and void, unless the same was entered into after the rendering of a full account and delivery of the vouchers, the whole being made to appear by the receipt of the person to whom the account was rendered, ten days previous to the said agreement.

Art. 77. The action of the minor against his tutor, respecting the acts of the tutorship, is prescribed by four years, to begin from the day of the majority.


Art. 51. Le tuteur surveille la personne du mineur;
Il administre ses biens;
Il ne peut se rendre adjudicataire desdits biens;
Il ne peut accepter la cession d'aucun droit ou créance contre son pupile.

Art. 52. Le tuteur est tenu d'administrer en bon père de famille, il répond de tous les dommages qu'une sage administration aurait pu prévenir ou réparer.

Art. 53. Le tuteur et le subrogé tuteur sont tenus avant d'entrer dans l'exercice de leur charge, de prêter serment devant le juge, de se bien et fidèlement comporter dans leurs fonctions.

Art. 54. Le tuteur est tenu de faire faire bon et fidèle inventaire de tous les biens meubles et immeubles, titres et papiers du mineur, avec estimation desdits biens faite par deux appréciateurs dûment assermentés.
Cet inventaire doit être commencé au plus tard dans les dix jours de la nomination du tuteur, par le juge de paroisse ou par un notaire public autorisé à cet effet par ledit juge.

Art. 55. Tout tuteur, excepté les père et mère, doit fournir au greffe du juge qui l'a nommé ou confirmé, bonne et valable caution du montant de l'estimation de l'inventaire, pour sûreté de son administration.

Art. 56. Dans les dix jours de la clôture de l'inventaire, le tuteur sera tenu de faire procéder à la vente des biens meubles et immeubles du mineur.

Art. 57. Cette vente se fera sur autorisation du juge et à l'enchère publique, après avoir  été dûment annoncée par trois fois en anglais et en français, savoir, de dix jours en dix jours pour les immeubles et les esclaves, et de trois jours en trois jours pour les meubles, soit par des affiches aux lieux accoutumés, si la vente se fait hors de la paroisse d'Orléans, soit par des avertissemens insérés dans au moins deux des papiers publics qui s'impriment à la Nouvelle-Orléans, si la vente se fait dans l'étendue de la paroisse d'Orléans.

Art. 58. Le juge, en autorisant ces ventes, fixera, sur l'avis de l'assemblée de famille, les termes de crédit auxquels les biens du mineur seront vendus, les intérêts et les sûretés à exiger des acquéreurs, ainsi que les autres conditions de la vente, si le cas le requiert. 

Art. 59. Les biens des mineurs ne pourront point être adjugés au-dessous du prix de l'estimation de l'inventaire, et s'ils ne s'élèvent point à ce prix, il faudra les recrier de nouveau à l'enchère publique avec les mêmes formalités ci-dessus prescrites, jusqu'à ce qu’on en ait obtenu ce prix, sauf au juge, de l'avis de l'assemblée de famille, à étendre les termes de crédit accordés, et à donner les autres facilités qui peuvent procurer une vente prompte et avantageuse desdits biens, et même à faire procéder à une ou à de nouvelles estimations; s'il reconnaissait que la vente ne pourrait se faire sur le pied de l'estimation déjà faite.

Art. 60. Les frais de nourriture, entretien et éducation du mineur ne doivent pas excéder ses revenus ou l'intérêt de ses capitaux.

Art. 61. Le tuteur gère et administre en seul; tous les actes se font par lui et en son nom, sans le concours du mineur.

Art. 62. Le tuteur ne peut, sans l'autorisation du juge donnée sur l'avis de l'assemblée de famille, accepter ou répudier une succession échue à son mineur.

Art. 63. L'acceptation d'une succession échue à un mineur ne peut se faire que sous bénéfice d'inventaire.

Art. 64. La succession qui a été répudiée par le tuteur, avec l'autorisation du juge, comme il est dit ci-dessus, peut être reprise, soit par le tuteur, avec pareille autorisation, soit par le mineur devenu majeur, dans le cas seulement où elle n'aurait été acceptée par aucun autre.
Mais la succession ne peut être reprise que dans l'état où elle se trouve lors de la réclamation, sans pouvoir attaquer les ventes et autres actes qui auraient été légalement faits durant la vacance de la succession.

Art. 65. Le tuteur ne peut emprunter pour le mineur, transiger, ni compromettre sur ses droits, sans autorisation de justice.

Art. 66. Le tuteur peut accepter les donations, legs et autres avantages faits à son mineur, mais il ne peut dans aucuns cas, disposer des biens meubles et immeubles dudit mineur, à titre gratuit, ou d'aucune partie d'iceux.

Art. 67. Tout partage dans lequel un mineur est intéressé doit être ordonné en justice.
Il doit être précédé d'une estimation par appréciateurs nommés et assermentés par le juge, ou par le notaire commis pour le partage.
Le procès verbal de partage et délivrance de lots est fait par-devant le notaire commis à cet effet par le juge.

Art. 68. Le partage fait en la forme ci-dessus, est définitif, et a contre les mineurs tout l'effet de celui consenti entre majeurs.
Tout autre partage ne peut être que provisoire.

Art. 69. Le tuteur est tenu de rendre compte de sa gestion, à l'expiration de sa tutelle et toutes les fois qu'il lui est ordonné de le faire par le juge.

Art. 70. Le tuteur qui s'absente du territoire est tenu de faire pourvoir à son remplacement et de rendre préalablement compte de son administration, à peine d'être arrêté et tenu de donner caution de telle somme qui sera déterminée par le juge.
A son retour le juge décidera s'il doit reprendre sa tutelle ou non.

Art. 71. Le tuteur devra tenir compte à son pupile, de l'intérêt annuel à cinq pour cent, de toutes les sommes qu'il aura touchées pour lui, soit du produit de la vente de ses biens, soit du recouvrement des créances à lui dues, soit autrement, et ce, à compter du jour où il aura reçu lesdites sommes respectivement, sans qu'il puisse s'exempter de payer ledit intérêt, sous prétexte qu'il n'aurait pas trouvé à placer lesdites sommes.
Néanmoins le tuteur pourra retenir sur le montant annuel de cet intérêt, dix pour cent, par forme de commission pour les peines et soins et les risques de sa responsabilité.

Art. 72. Le tuteur ne pourra, en aucun cas, employer les deniers du mineur en acquisitions de biens meubles ou immeubles, et s'il fait de pareilles acquisitions, elles resteront pour son compte personnel; la loi n'ordonnant la vente des biens des mineurs, que pour éviter les inconvéniens de leur administration par les tuteurs.

Art. 73. Le compte de tutelle est rendu aux frais du mineur; le tuteur en avance les frais.

Art. 74. La somme à laquelle est fixé le reliquat dû par le tuteur, porte intérêt sans demande, à compter de la clôture du compte.
Il en est de même du reliquat dû au tuteur.

Art. 75. Les biens du tuteur sont tacitement hypothéqués, en faveur du mineur, du jour de la nomination dudit tuteur, et ce pour sûreté de son administration et de la responsabilité qui en résulte.

Art. 76. Tout traité qui pourra intervenir entre le tuteur et le mineur devenu majeur, sera nul, s'il n'a été précédé de la reddition d'un compte détaillé, et de la remise des pièces justificatives, le tout constaté par un récépissé de l'oyant compte, dix jours avant le traité.

Art. 77. L'action du mineur contre son tuteur, relativement aux faits de la tutelle, se prescrit par quatre ans à compter de la majorité.

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