§55-2-9. Effect of acknowledgment by personal representative or
No acknowledgment or promise by any personal representative of
a decedent, or by one of two or more joint contractors, shall
charge the estate of such decedent, or charge any other of such
contractors, in any case in which, but for such acknowledgment or
promise, the decedent's estate or another contractor could have
been protected under the sixth section of this article.