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General Assembly (Constitutions, Original) 1864-- MSA S972, RB/2/1/10

1864 Constitution

Article 24: That hereafter, in this State, there shall be neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except in punishment of crime, whereof the party shall have been duly convicted; and all persons held to service or labor as slaves, are hereby declared free.

1864 Constitution

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