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Clear and Present Dangers . . . . An Act Concerning Slaves

“No slave shall keep any arms whatever, nor pass unless with written orders from his master or employer, or in his company with arms, from one place to another. Arms in possession of a slave contrary to this prohibition, shall be forfeited to him who will seize them.”

~State of Virginia, October 1785 – ACT LXXVII. An act concerning slaves

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