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Refusal to Grant a divorce.

--The Pennsylvania Legislature has refused to grant a divorce to one Philip R. Freas from his wife on the ground of her hopeless insanity. One Senator maintained that the application, if granted, would be a precedent for any husband whose wife was slowly dying with consumption to apply for a divorce and marry again, while the woman whom he had first sworn to love, cherish, and protect through fortune or misfortune, was in sore need of his care. Another Senator urged that to retain a man in the marriage relation with a woman who was insane, was like carrying out the custom of India, where the living body was interred with the dead corpse.

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