Monday, February 6, 2012

On February 6

On this day in ...
... 1722 (290 years ago today), in the French settlement of Quebec in what is now Canada, "The Council of New France makes abandoning children a death penalty offence; parish Priests are asked to publicize the law every few months." (credit for 1722 print) That the prohibition was deemed necessary suggests much about society then and there.

(Prior February 6 posts are here, here, here, and here.)

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