. Divorce Recs.
45–48 (1768). See also Boston Gazette
, 25 April 1768, p. 3, col. 2. As to the divorce jurisdiction see No. 22
. In England in a proceeding for divorce a vinculo
in the House of Lords (No. 22, text
at note 7), the applicant had to establish that he or she not only had obtained a
divorce a mensa
in the ecclesiastical courts but had recovered for criminal conversation at law.
1 Holdsworth, History of English Law
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