Texas Penal Code 1858Title 12 Chapter 2

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    “An Act supplementary to and amendatory of an act entitled an act to adopt and establish a Penal Code for the State of Texas, approved 28th August, 1856” (February 12, 1858), Title 12, Chapter 2 (Of Incest, Adultery and Fornication). pp=”165″ href=”https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6730/m1/1041/?q=white%20color%20negro”Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4[1]

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    Article 392 shall hereafter read as follows:

    Every man and woman who shall live together in adultery, or fornication, shall be punished by fine, not less than one hundred, nor more than one thousand dollars.

    Article 395a. Every white person who shall live in adultery or fornication with a negro, or a person of mixed blood, descended from negro ancestry, to the third generation inclusive, though one ancestor of each generation may have been a white person, shall be punished by fine, of not less than one hundred nor more than one thousand dollars.

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