Destitute Persons Act 1846/Section 12

Age to be stated in articles of apprenticeship.

12.Previously to executing any articles of apprenticeship such Justices shall inform themselves as fully as may be of the age of the child so to be bound as aforesaid, and shall cause the age of the child so ascertained to be inserted in the articles of apprenticeship, and the age so to be inserted shall thereupon for the purposes of this provision be taken to be the child's true age without further proof: Provided also that such Justices shall take care that in every such articles reasonable provision be made for the maintenance clothing and wages of the apprentice, and for the proper and humane treatment of such apprentice.

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