Section 6-9-83

Levy on property of principal first if execution against sureties.

When execution issues against two or more persons, any of whom were sureties on the contract before the judgment, the sheriff must levy on the property of the principal first, if any can be found in the county, on the application of such surety; and he may require of the surety affidavit of the fact of suretyship, which he must file with the execution.

(Code 1852, §2448; Code 1867, §2862; Code 1876, §3200; Code 1886, §2909; Code 1896, §1907; Code 1907, §4112; Code 1923, §7827; Code 1940, T. 7, §539.)