§ 33-9-12 Possession and sale of property taken through mortgage.
Upon recovery or surrender of possession of real estate mortgaged as provided in § 33-9-11, the executor or administrator shall be seised and possessed of the mortgaged estate, subject to liability to sale if necessary for the payment of debts, legacies or charges, of administration, in the manner provided by law for the sale of real estate by executors and administrators. The surplus proceeds of the sale, after payment of incidental expenses, debts, legacies, and expenses of administration, shall be held and distributed as personal property.
(C.P.A. 1905, § 878; G.L. 1909, ch. 313, § 13; G.L. 1923, ch. 364, § 13; G.L. 1938, ch. 577, § 13; G.L. 1956, § 33-9-12.)