WHEREAS some doubts have arrisen whether children got by any Englishman upon a negro woman should be slave or ffree, Be it therefore enacted and declared by this present grand assembly, that all children borne in this country shalbe held bond or free only according to the condition of the mother, And that if any christian shall committ ffornication with a negro man or woman, hee or shee soe offending shall pay double the ffines imposed by the former act.
- APA Citation:
- General Assembly. “Negro womens children to serve according to the condition of the mother” (1662). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/negro-womens-children-to-serve-according-to-the-condition-of-the-mother-1662.
- MLA Citation:
- General Assembly. "“Negro womens children to serve according to the condition of the mother” (1662)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 27 Feb. 2021