By the laws of the State of Connecticut (North America) ``If a man and woman who have been divorced shall again cohabit together as man and wife, they shall be punished as adulterers'', and ``the punishment for adultery is discretionary whippings branding in the forehead with the letter A, and wearing a halter about the neck on the outside of the garments so as to be visible. On being found without the halter, on information and proof made before an assistant or justice of the peace, he may order them to be whipped not exceeding thirty stripes''---Swift's Laws of Connecticut, vol. ii, p. 328.

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