SEC. 93-13-49. Purchase of land.
The court may, on the application of a guardian, authorize him to purchase real estate for his ward with any surplus funds belonging to the ward, if the court be of opinion that it will promote the interest of the ward. The guardian shall be required to take sufficient title in the name of the ward, to be approved of by the court, and the deed shall be recorded in the proper county. A guardian may be authorized in like manner to complete payment for any land contracted for by the deceased ancestor of the ward in his lifetime; and if the payment cannot be completed without the sale of personal property or other real estate, the court may authorize a sale to be made, and direct the application of the proceeds to the payment of the purchase-money for the land; or, if the court should deem it more advisable, a sale of the ward's interest in the land which remains unpaid for may be decreed.
SOURCES: Codes, 1857, ch. 60, art. 154; 1871, Sec. 1224; 1880, Sec. 2116; 1892, Sec. 2206; 1906, Sec. 2423; Hemingway's 1917, Sec. 1984; 1930, Sec. 1882; 1942, Sec. 418.