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Subject: History Facts
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 09:26:04 EDT

" In the 1660s the judicial penalty for many offenses in England was to be
publicly whipped. One law stated launderers and laundresses who dare wash
unclean linen or throw out the water or suds or fowl clothes in the open streets,
or who took pay for washing for a soldier or labourer, or who gave old torn
linen for good linen should be severely whipped. Other offenses carrying the
same penalty were the slitting or cutting off the ends of hogs ears in order
to remove the marks which gave proof of ownership, stealing tobacco, running
away from home, drunkenness, and removal of land boundaries."
(They just weren't a fun society...............)

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