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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 5, Chapter 1 (Principals). pp=”156″ href=”https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth6730/m1/1033/?q=white%20color%20negro”Laws of Texas, 1822-1897 Volume 4
Article 218a. If the master of a slave instigates, aids, encourages, advises, or wilfully permits such slave to commit an offence, he may be considered and prosecuted, either as a principal or as an accomplice, and shall be punished in the manner prescribed in Article 223 of the Penal Code.