Wednesday, June 25, 2014

The Swedish Discipline of 1632 on Battery

90. He that beats his Host or his household servants, the first and second time hee shall be put in yrons, and made to fast with bread and water according as the wrong is that he hath done, if the harme be great, hee shall be punish'd thereafter, according to the discretion of theCourt. 

91. None shall presume to do wrong to any that brings necessaries 
to our Leagiier, Castle or Strength whatsoever, or to cast their goods down off their Horses, and take away their Horses perforce; which who so doth shall die for it.

-- The Swedish Discipline of 1632 (articles of war authorized by Gustavus Adolphus)


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