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The 189th General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts

Section 9: Judgment for penalty forfeited

Section 9. If in an action for a breach of the condition of a bond, or to recover a penalty for the non-performance of a covenant, contract or agreement, it is found that the condition has been broken or the penalty forfeited, judgment shall be entered for the penal sum, but execution shall issue only as provided in the following sections.