In Hungary one’s official age dates from his baptism. A woman of 40, only recently baptised into the church, was arrested for stealing, and pleaded that she was an infant, being legally only six months old. The Court considered the defence good and acquitted her.
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Page 2 Advertisements Column 3, Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 215, 13 December 1880
Page 2 Advertisements Column 3 Ashburton Guardian, Volume 2, Issue 215, 13 December 1880
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