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Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly, April 1684-June 1692
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Assembly Proceedings, May 10-June 9, 1692. 547


and always to the Satisfaction of their Lacivious lustfull desires,
and to the disgrace not only of the English but also of many
other Christian nations, do somtimes intermarry with and
Sometimes permitt themselves to be gotten with child by
negros or other Slaves by which means diverse Inconvenien-
cies Controversies and suits may arise touching the issue of
Children of such English or White women as aforesaid, For
prevention of which Inconveniencies and others of the like
nature and Equall evill Be it Enacted by and with the advice and

Lib. L. L.
No. 1.

consent aforesaid, That any freeborn English or white woman
that shall after the Publication of this Law, either intermarry
with or permitt herself to be begotten with child by any Negro
or other Slave, shall undergo the paines and penalties by this
Law hereafter provided against them, That is to say any free
born English or white woman be shee free or Servant and
shall hereafter intermarry with any negro or other Slave or
to any Negro made free, shall Imediatly upon such Marriage
forfeit her freedome and become a Servant during the Terme
of seven years to the use and benefitt of the Ministry or the
Poor of the same Parish at the discretion of the Vestry men
of the Parish to which the said Woman at the time of Marriage
did belong, and if he be a free Negro or Slave to whom she
intermarried, he shall thereby also forfeit his freedome and
become a Servant to the use aforesaid during his naturall life
But if the said English or white woman as aforesaid at the
time of such Marriage as aforesaid if the Marriage be without
the Conniveance or procurement of her Master Mistress or
dame be a Servant she shall finish her time of Servitude to-
gether wth what damage shall accrew to her Master Mrs or
Dame by occasion of any Children that may happen to be
begott of her during the time of her Servitude as aforesaid,
And after the Expiration of her Servitude & Satisfaction for

p. 221

the damages as aforesaid (which shall always be adjudged by
the Justices of the County Court wherein they live or dwell)
she shall become a Servant during the Terme of Seven years
as aforesaid to the use aforesaid, and the issues of such women
shall likewise be Servants to the uses aforesaid till they arive
to the Age of one and twenty years (that is to say) if their
issues be begott within such marriage as aforesaid, And if any
free woman or Servant as aforesaid shall permitt themselvs to
be begotten with child by any Negro or Slave not marryed
together as aforesaid, shall for every such Offence suffer the
pains and penalties hereafter menconed and Expressed (that
is to say) If a free woman at the time of the begetting or bear-
ing of such Bastard Child as aforesaid, she shall become a
Servant and Serve to the uses aforesaid during the space of
seven years to commence from the time of her delivery of such

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