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PASSED IN THE
FORTY-FIRST YEAR OF THE REIGN OF HER MAJESTY
AND IN THE
FIFTH SESSION OF THE THIRD PARLIAMENT,
Begun and holden at Ottawa, on the seventh day of February, and closed
by Prorogation on the tenth day of May, 1878.
PRINTED BY BROWN CHAMBERLIN
ANNO DOMINI, 1879.
An Act for the relief of Hugh Hunter.
[Reserved for the signification of Her Majesty's pleasure, 10th May, 1878; Royal
Assent given 29th June, 1878, and proclaimed 170h August, 1878.)
HEREAS Hugh Hunter, of the Township of Egremont, Preamble.
in the County of Grey, in the Province of Ontario and Dominion of Canada, farmer, has, by his petition, humbly set forth that he and Catherine Hunter, formerly Catherine McPhee, are both British subjects and residents of this Dominion, and that a marriage was in due form of law had and solemnized between them on the serenteenth day of February, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-four; that at the end of two weeks after the said marriage, the said Catherine Hunter deserted her said husband and eloped with one Andrew Tait, with whom she has ever since lived, and now lives, in adultery, at Toronto, in the said Province, and has borne children to the said Andrew Tait; and whereas the said Hugh Hunter has prayed that he may be divorced à vinculo matrimonii from his said wife ; and whereas the said Hugh Hunter has made proof of the facts above recited, and it is expedient that the prayer of the said petitioner should be granted : Therefore Her Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate and House of Commons of Canada, enacts as follows:
1. The said marriage between Hugh Hunter and the said His marriage Catherine Hunter, his wife, shall from henceforth be null and annulled. void ; and the same is hereby declared, adjudged and enacted to be null and void to all intents and purposes whatsoever.
2. It shall and may be lawful for the said Hugh Hunter Hugh Hunter hereafter to contract matrimony with any other woman with my marry
again. whom he might lawfully marry in case the said marriage had not been solemnized. VOL 1-A1