1871/72 public laws – Ch. 193 Sec. 34

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CHAPTER OCOXCITTI. AN ACT CONCERNING MARRIAGES, MARRIAGE SETTLEMENTS AND THE CONTRACTS OF MARRIED WOMEN.

What to be declared void at all times: All marriages between a white person snd a negro, or _indian, or between a white person and a negro or indian descent, to the third generation inclusive, shal] be absol utely void to all intents and purposes, and shall be so held and declared by every court at all times, whether during the lives or atter the deaths of the parties thereto; and it shall not be lawful for the issue of any such marriage to be legitimated to the supposed father.

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