XXIII.27 On the law made in France to encourage the propagation of the species

, par Stewart

Louis XIV decreed certain annuities for any who had ten children, and larger ones for those who might have twelve. [1] But it was not in order to reward prodigies. To impart a certain general spirit that can promote the propagation of the species, what was needed was to establish, like the Romans, general recompenses or general penalties.