Section 8-9-5

Representation or assurance of another's credit to be in writing.

No action can be maintained to charge any person, by reason of any representation or assurance made, concerning the character, conduct, ability, trade, or dealings of any other person, when such action is brought by the person to whom such representation or assurance was made, unless the same is in writing, signed by a party sought to be charged.

(Code 1852, §1553; Code 1867, §1864; Code 1876, §2123; Code 1886, §1734; Code 1896, §2155; Code 1907, §4292; Code 1923, §8037; Code 1940, T. 20, §6.)