170 years ago today - Feb 7, 1852

Legislature legalizes voluntary indentured servitude, and authorizes county selectmen or probate courts to put into indentured servitude "any idle, vicious or vagrant minor child without his or her consent, or the consent of the parent or guardian of such minor child if such parent or guardian neglects, refuses, or otherwise fails in properly controlling the actions and education of such minor, and does not train him or her up in some useful avocation."

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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