Texas Penal Code 1858Title 19 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 19, Chapter 2 (Illegal transportation of Slaves).

    pp=”175″ href=”https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6730/m1/1051/?q=white%20color%20negro”Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4[1]


    The master, or any other officer, or any of the crew, of any steamboat or other vessel who shall carry, or cause to be carried, out of any county, a slave or slaves, without the consent of the owner or employer, with intent to deprive the owner or owners of his or their property in such slave, or slaves, or who shall knowingly receive on board of his vessel any runaway slave, and permit him to remain on board, without proper effort to apprehend him, shall be confined in the Penitentiary, not less than ten nor more than thirty years.

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