Under the United States bankruptcy act it has been held that an infant cannot be made a bankrupt,1 even as a member of a firm,2 on the ground that he might avoid his contracts at majority. The English cases took the same view,3 except where the infant had estopped himself, under the equitable principles controlling a court of bankruptcy, by a false representation that he was of age.4 Under the present English statute making an infant's contracts void except for necessaries he cannot be made a bankrupt for his general debts,5 and it has been doubted if he can be forced into involuntary bankruptcy even for necessaries.6