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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 4 (Offences respecting Runaway Slaves).
pp=”176″ href=”https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6730/m1/1052/?q=white%20color%20negro”Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4
Article 661 shall hereafter read as follows:
If any person advise a slave to leave the service of his master or employer, or aid such slave in so leaving, by procuring for or delivering to him a pass, or other writing, or by furnishing him with money, clothes, provisions, or other facility, and such slave do actually abscond, he shall be confined in the Penitentiary, for not less than three nor more than ten years.