. Acts and Laws
371–372 (1759); Act of Jan. 1755, c. 15, 3 A&R
782. The Act provides that upon refusal or neglect of any person to obey the decree
of Governor and Council in a controversy concerning marriage and divorce, the secretary
of the Province, upon their order, may issue a warrant for the arrest and commitment
to prison of that person without bail until he complies with the decree.
Cite web page as: Founding Families: Digital Editions of the Papers of the Winthrops and the Adamses, ed.C. James Taylor. Boston: Massachusetts Historical Society, 2017.