Destitute Persons Act 1846/Section 6

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Power to two Justices to adjudge the party to be the putative father.

6.The parties being present, such Justices shall hear the evidence of the complainant and such other evidence as may be produced, and shall also hear any evidence tendered by the person alleged to be the father, and if the evidence of the mother shall be corroborated in some material particular by other testimony to the satisfaction of the said Justices, they may adjudge the man to be the putative father of such illegitimate child: Provided always that the evidence of the mother

of any illegitimate child shall not be necessary for the making of any such adjudication as aforesaid.

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