Augustine Spanish Florida , is the first known and recorded Christian marriage anywhere in what is now the continental United States. The settlers and the slaves who had not escaped returned to Haiti , whence they had come. The status of indentured servants in early Virginia and Maryland was similar to slavery. Servants could be bought, sold, or leased and they could be physically beaten for disobedience or running away. Unlike slaves, they were freed after their term of service expired or was bought out, their children did not inherit their status, and on their release from contract they received "a year's provision of corn, double apparel, tools necessary", and a small cash payment called "freedom dues". In , the Virginia General Court recorded the earliest documentation of lifetime slavery when they sentenced John Punch , a Negro, to lifetime servitude under his master Hugh Gwyn for running away.
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They were first passed in the s to prevent freed Black slaves from marrying Whites and the biracial children of White slave owners and African slaves from inheriting property. It was not until , during the height of the Civil Rights Movement, that the U. Supreme Court ruled in the Loving v.