WHEREAS by the present law of this country the punishment of a reputed father of a bastard child is the keeping the child and saving the parish harmlesse, and if it should happen the reputed father to be a servant who can noe way accomplish the penalty of that act, Be it enacted by the authority aforesaid that where any bastard child is gotten by a servant the parish shall take care to keepe the child during the time of the reputed fathers service by indenture or custome, and that after he is free the said reputed father shall make satisfaction to the parish.
- APA Citation:
- General Assembly. “Man Servants getting any bastard child to make satisfaction to the parish after their service ended” (1662). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/man-servants-getting-any-bastard-child-to-make-satisfaction-to-the-parish-after-their-service-ended-1662.
- MLA Citation:
- General Assembly. "“Man Servants getting any bastard child to make satisfaction to the parish after their service ended” (1662)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 29 Nov. 2023