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Booklet, 6” x 8”, 4pp., titled “Extracts from the American Slave Code,” published by Anti-Slavery Bugle, 1829. Second edition of 10,000, but rare none-the-less. In part, “The following are mostly abridged selections from the statutes of the slave States and of the United States. They give but a faint view of the cruel oppression to which the slaves are subject ... No slave can possess any thing in his own right or dispose of the produce of his own industry ... No slave can be party in a civil suit, or witness in a civil or criminal matter, against any white person ... Every slave found on horseback, without a written permission from his master, shall receive twenty-five lashes ... no slave may buy, sell or exchange any kind of goods ... Penalty for any slave or free colored person exercising the functions of a minister of the gospel, thiny-nine lashes ... Forbids a slave keeping a dog, under penalty of twenty-five stripes ... Any person who sees more than seven men slaves without any white person, in a high road, may whip each slave twenty lashes
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Early Abolition Booklet

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