Texas Penal Code 1858Title 19 Chapter 1

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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 19, Chapter 1 (Exciting Insurrection or Insubordination).

    pp=”174-175″ href=”https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6730/m1/1050/?q=white%20color%20negro”Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4[1]

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    Article 650 shall hereafter read as follows:

    Any person who shall aid in any insurrection of slaves against the free inhabitants of this State, who shall join in any secret assembly of slaves in which such insurrection shall be planned, with design to promote it, or shall excite or persuade any slaves to attempt any such insurrection shall be [2]175/1047[3] punished by confinement in the Penitentiary, not less than ten years or for life.

    Article 651 shall hereafter read as follows:

    By “insurrection of slaves” is meant an assemblage of three or more, with arms, with intent to obtain their liberty by force.

    Article 652 shall hereafter read as follows:

    The term excite, as here used, means to offer any persuasion, or inducement, which has insurrection for its immediate object.

    Article 653 shall hereafter read as follows:

    Any person who shall by words, or writing addressed to a slave, endeavor to render any such slave discontented with his state of slavery, shall be punished by confinement in the Penitentiary, not less than five years nor more than fifteen years.

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