SEC. 11-31-1. Jurisdiction; debtors.
The chancery court shall have jurisdiction of attachment suits based upon demands founded upon any indebtedness, whether the same be legal or equitable, or for the recovery of damages for the breach of any contract, express or implied, or arising ex delicto against any nonresident, absent or absconding debtor, who has lands and tenements within this state, or against any such debtor and persons in this state who have in their hands effects of, or are indebted to, such nonresident, absent or absconding debtor. The court shall give a decree in personam against such nonresident, absent or absconding debtor if summons has been personally served upon him, or if he has entered an appearance.
SOURCES: Codes, 1880, Sec. 1832; 1892, Sec. 486; 1906, Sec. 536; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 293; 1930, Sec. 173; 1942, Sec. 2729.