1833 · Richmond
The new Acts include a detailed Code restricting the rights of slaves and Free Negroes, passed after the Nat Turner insurrection. The laws prohibit their religious instruction, except upon permission of their ministers, and then only by white preachers; bar their owning or keeping weapons or ammunition, or distributing liquor; prescribe the punishment of death "without benefit of clergy" for assaulting a white person with intent to kill; bar assemblies "by free negroes or mulattoes," as well as slaves. In addition, the 1830 Constitution as well as its enabling legislation is printed, along with Acts on a variety of subjects.
FIRST EDITION. II Harv. Law Cat. 847. AI 22498 . (Inventory #: 24352)