Saturday, June 01, 2013

"who shall keep or carry any arms or ammunition, contrary to this act"

  Sec. 12. No free negro or mulatto, shall be suffered to keep or carry any firelock of any kind, any military weapon, or any powder or lead, without first obtaining a license from the court of the county or corporation in which he resides, which license may at any time be withdrawn by an order of such court. Any free negro or mulatto who shall so offend, shall on conviction before a justice of the peace, forfeit all such arms and ammunition to the use of the informer.

  Sec. 13. It shall be the duty of every constable to give information against, and prosecute, every free negro or mulatto, who shall keep or carry any arms or ammunition, contrary to this act.

  Sec. 14. If any free negro or mulatto, who shall have been convicted of keeping or carrying arms or ammunition, shall, a second time offend in like manner, he shall in addition to the forfeiture aforesaid, be punished with stripes, at the discretion of a justice of the peace, not exceeding thirty nine.

[The Revised Code of the Laws of Mississippi, in which Are Comprised All Such Acts of the General Assembly, OF A PUBLIC NATURE, AS WERE IN FORCE AT THE END OF THE YEAR 1828; WITH A GENERAL INDEX. Published according to an act of the general assembly, entitled An act, declaring what laws of a public nature shall be incorporated in the revised code, and providing for the publication thereof, passed June 30, 1822, and an act supplemental thereto passed January 21, 1823. NACHHEZ: PRINTED BY FRANCIS BAKER. 1824.]

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