Destitute Persons Act 1846/Section 11

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Children may be bound apprentices in certain cases.

11.It shall be lawful for any two Justices with the consent of either of the parents, if living and within the limits of the Colony, but if otherwise then without such consent, to bind any child in respect of whose support any such order as aforesaid shall have been made and be then in force, and who shall have attained the age of fourteen years, as an apprentice, until such child shall attain the age of eighteen years, to any trade business or employment suitable to such child; and every such binding shall be as effectual in law as if the child had been of full age and had bound himself.

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