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MARRIED WOM EN. At common law, except as to their equitable sep arate estate, married women were unable to make a valid contract either to bind themselves or to acquire rights thereby, but this disability is now removed by statutes in the several States, and with a few excep tions married women may contract as though single. For this subject in more detail the student is referred to the chapters on "Husband and Wife," in No. 3 of this Series.