Texas Penal Code 1858Title 19 Chapter 7

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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 7 (Trading with Slaves).

    pp=”176-177″ href=”https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6730/m1/1052/?q=white%20color%20negro”Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4[1]

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    Article 668 shall hereafter read as follows:

    If any person who deals in intoxicating liquors, either by wholesale or retail, shall sell to a slave without the written consent of his master, mistress, overseer, or employer, any intoxicating liquors, or shall give to any such slave, and without such written consent, any intoxicating liquors, he shall be fined, not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars.

    Article 669 shall hereafter read as follows:

    If any person shall buy from a slave any valuable produce, [2]177/1049[3] or other article whatever, without the written consent of the master, mistress, overseer, or employer of such slave, he shall be fined not less than twenty nor more than two hundred dollars.

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