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Polynesian Researches

XVI. Unnatural Crime

XVI. Unnatural Crime

This law refers to a crime, for the prohibition of which, perpetual banishment, or incessant hard labour for seven years, is annexed as the punishment of those who shall be guilty of its perpetration.

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The XVIIth regards Seduction—the XVIIIth Rape—and the XIXth Fornication: the punishment annexed to the commission of these crimes is, hard labour for a specified period.