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seventeen years or upwards, shall unlawfully and carnally know and abuse any woman child, under the age of ten years, with or without her consent, every person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a rape, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for any space of time not more than twenty-one years nor less than seven years.

Sec. 6. Be it further enacted, That if any Persons having carnal person sixteen years of age or upwards, shall connection have carnal knowledge of any woman other than with insane his wife, such woman being insane, every per,

son so offending, his aiders and abettors, counpunished

sellors and procurers, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and apon corrviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for any space of time not more than twenty-one years nor less than two years.

Sec. 7. Be it further enacted, That if any

person being married, or who hereafter shall Poligamy how punish. marry, shall, the former husband or wife being ed

alive, marry any other person, every person so. offending shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for any space of time not exceeding five years nor less than one year: but nothing in this section contained, shall extend to any person whose husband or wife shall be continually and wilfully remaining without the United States for the space of five years together next before the time of such marriage; or to any person whose husband or wife shall wilfully absent him or herself, the one from the other, in any parts within this state or the United States, for the space of five years together next before such marriage, the one of them not knowing the other to be living within that time, or to

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any person whose former marriage shall have been dissolved by due course of law.

Sec. 8. Be it further enacted, That if any incest how step. - father shall have sexual intercourse with

punished his step-daughter, knowing her to be such ; or if any step-mother and her step-son shall have sexual intercourse together, having knowledge of their relationship; or if any father shali have sexual intercourse with his daughter, knowing her to be such ; or if any brother and sister, being of the age of sixteen years or upwards, ahall have sexual intercourse together, having knowledge of their consanguinity ; every such step father, father, step mother, step-son, brother or sister, shall be deemed guilty of a high misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, not more than ten years nor less than three years.

Sec. 9. Be it further enacted, That if any perjury how • person, upon his or her oath or affirmation, in

pusished any action, plea, suit, bill, answer, complaint, indictment, controversy, matter, or cause, depending, or which may depend in any of the courts of this state, or before any justice of the peace, referees or arbitrators, or in any deposi. tion or affidavit taken or made pursuant to the laws of this state, shall wilfully, corruptly and positively depose, affirm or declare any matter to be fact, knowing the same to be false; or shall, in like manner, deny any matter to be fact, knowing the same to be true, the person so offending shall be deemed guilty of perjury, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for any space of time not more than seveir years nor less than one year; and every such person shall skereafter be incapable of giving testimony, or

being a juror in any of the courts of this state, or of holding any office of honor, profit or trust in this state.

Sec. 10. Be it further enacted, That every Subornation person who shall persuade, procure or suborn of perjury any other person to commit wilful and corrupt how punish. perjury, shall be deemed guilty of a misde

meanor, and every person so offending, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for any space of time not more than seven years nor less than one year ; and such person shall moreover be disqualified from giving evidence, or being a juror in any court of justice, or of holding any office of honor, profit or trust within this state.

Sec. 11. Be it further enacted, That in evForm or subery indictment for perjury, or subornation of stance of in; perjury, it shall be sufficient to set forth the perjury

substance of the offence charged upon the de. fendant, and before what court or other author. ity the oath or affirmation was taken, averring such court or other authority to have full power to administer the same, together with the proper averment or averments to falsify the matter or matters wherein the perjury is assigned, without setting forth any part of any record or proceedings, either in law or equity, other than as aforesaid, and without setting forth the commission or authority of the court, or other authority before whom the perjury was committed.

Sec. 12. Be it further enacted, That if any Bribery of person shall, directly or indirectly, in any way judges & jus or manner, give, promise or contract to give tices of the peace

how any money or other valuable thing, with intent punished to obtain, procure or influence the opinion,

judgment, decree or behaviour of any judge or judgęs, justice or justices of this state, in any

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action, plea, suit, complaint, indictment, com troversy, matter or cause depending, or which shall depend before him or them, every such person so giving, promising or contracting to give any money or other valuable thing, as a bribe as aforesaid, and the judge or justice who shall in any wise receive or contract for the same, shall be deemed guilty of a high misde. meanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for any space of time not more than seven years nor less than one year; and shall also for ever be disqualified to hold any office of honor, trust or profit under this state.

Sec. 13. Be it further enacted, That if any Arson hoz person shall wilfully and maliciously burn, or punished cause to be burned, or aid, counsel, procure or consent to the burning of any dwelling house, kitchen, shop, barn, stable, store house, warehouse, malt-house, still-house, mill, factory or other building of another; or any church, meeting-house, court-house, work-house, jail or 0ther public building; or any public, private or toll-bridge ; or any ship, boat or other watercraft ; every person so offending, their aiders, abetřors, counsellors, or procurers, shall be deemed guilty of arson, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for any space of time not more than fifteen years nor less than one year.

Sec. 14. Be it further enacted, That if any Attempt at person shall wilfully set fire to, or procure or arson how aid or consent to the setting fire to any of the punished buildings or other property described in the foregoing section, with intent to burn or destroy the same, altho' the same shall not thereby be burned and destroyed, every person so of fending shall be deemed guilty of a high mis:

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demeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for any space of time not more than seven years nor less than one year.

Sec. 15. Be it further enacted, That if any Burglary person shall forcibly and maliciously break and

enter any dwelling-house, kitchen, shop, vare. ished house, store-house, malt-house, still-house, mill,

factory, water-craft, church or meeting-house, with intent to kill, rob, steal or commit a rape, or with intent to commit any other deed by this act declared criminal, every such offender, and his or her procurers, aiders, counsellors and abettors, shall be deemed guilty of burglary, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for any space of time not more than seven years nor less than one year.

Sec. 16. Be it further enacted, That if any Entering a

person shall wilfully, maliciously and designed. house with intent to kill, ly enter, either by day or night, without break

steal,&c. how ing or violence, any dwelling-house, kitchen, • punished shop, store-house, warehouse, malt-house, still.

house, mill, factory, water craft, church or meeting-house, and shall attempt to kill, rob, steal or commit a rape or arson, or to disfigure or maim any person, every person so offending, his or her aiders, asettors, counsellors and pro. curers, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemean. or, and upon conviction thereof shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for any space

of time not more than seven years nor less than one year. Sec. 17. Be it further enacted, That if

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in fear, take from the person of another any money, or personal goods and chattels, of any value whatever, every person so offending, his

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