Sitting here as an English Judge, it is my duty to tell you that this is not a country in which there is one law for the rich and one for the poor. Along with other English customs, settlers arriving in the American colonies during the late 17th and early 18th centuries took with them the practice of wife selling, and the belief in its legitimacy as a way of ending a marriage. Once the sale was complete, "the lady, with her new lord and master, mounted a handsome curricle which was in waiting for them, and drove off, seemingly nothing loath to go. Many press accounts claimed that the practice was illegal, outrageous and much more But if this was really the case, then a law would have been passed to prevent it. So great a favourite is the female sex of the laws of England". An sale in Hull was postponed "owing to the crowd which such an extraordinary occurrence had gathered together", suggesting that wife sales were relatively rare events, and therefore popular.
© 2020 theirishewe.com - All rights reserved. All Models are over 21 y.o.