||81 servants justly bound to them, arising from special con^g^ tract or otherwise, said person or persons shall be entitledterritories «h*u to such service or labor by the laws of this TerritoryJuSJmSSS^ Provided, That he shall file in the office of the Probate Court, written and satisfactory evidence that such service or labor is due. Sec. 2. That the Probate Court shall receive as evi-u , . , ' •¦¦ i ' ., , t • •,• How contracts dence any contract properly attested m writing or anyfor servitude well proved agreement wherein the party or parties Serv-maybeprove<!L ing have received or are to receive a reasonable compensation for his, her, or their services: Provided, That no contract shall bind the heirs of the servant or servants toPr0VI9O< service for a longer period than will satisfy the debt due his, her, or their master or masters. - i Sec, 3. That any* person bringing a servant or ser-f emnts wt , ¦ ii- r x-l • i-ij ? , ,,, from U.S. mnv vants, and his, her, or their children from any part of thebe retained in United State, or other country, and shall place in the officej$^ittt.de fot of the Probate Court the certificate of any Court of rec-^ ord under seal, properly attested that he, she, or they are entitled lawfully to the service of such servant or servants, and his, her, or their children, the Probate Justice shall record the same, and the master or mistres, or his, her, or their heirs shall be entitled to the services of the said servant or servants unless forfeited as hereinafter provided, if it shall appear that such servant or servants came into the Territory of their own free will and choice. Sec. 4. That if any master or mistress shall havegervant* may sexual or carnal intercourse with his or her servantbe forfeited-or servants of the African race, he or she shall forfeit all claim to said servant or servants to the commonwealth; and if any white person shall be guilty of sexual intercourse with any of the African race,they shall be subject, on^^^menTtor conviction thereof to a fine of not exceeding one thousandeexuai inter-dollars, nor less than ^ve hundred, to the use of the T^™"*^*1 ritory, and imprisonment, not exceeding three years. Skc. ,5. It shall be the duty of masters or mistresses* to provide for his, her, or their servants comfortable habi-Duties tow tations, clothing, bedding, sufficient food, and recreation .servcms* And it shall be the duty of the servant in return therefor, to labor faithfully all reasonable hours, and (Jp such service with fidelity as may be required by his, or her master or mistress.