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CHAPTER V.
PROTECTION OF WOMEN

It is proposed in this chapter to notice certain actions which may be brought for wrongs done to women.

BREACH OF PROMISE OF MARRIAGE.

In an action for breach of promise of marriage the plaintiff cannot recover unless his or her testimony is corroborated by some other material evidence in support of the promise. The action must be brought within six years after the cause of action arises. It is not necessary that there should be written evidence to the contract nor even an express agreement to marry. The agreement may be inferred from the conduct of the parties. Where no date is agreed upon for the marriage it is presumed that the promise is to marry within a reasonable time on request of the plaintiff, and the plaintiff in that case must have evidence of a request

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