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GEORGE HOWARD, ESQ. GOVERNOR.

1831.

sale, for such time as may be necessary to cover the afore-

CHAP. 323.

said penalty, first giving ten days previous notice of such

Committed and

sale and the said sheriff after deducting prison charges and

said for for time.

a commission of ten per centum, shall pay over one half oi

 

the nett proceeds to the informer, and the balance he shall

Disposition of

pay over to the levy court or commissioners, as the case

proeeds.

may be, for the use of the county.

 

Sect. 2, And be it enacted, That no person in this state.

Hiring or employ-

shall hereafter hire, employ or harbor any free negro or mu-

ing any forbid

latto who shall immigrate or settle in this state, after the first

 

day of June next, or any free negro or mulatto who shall

 

come into this state, from any other state, district or terri-

 

tory, and continue in this state for the space of ten succes-

 

sive days as above, under the penalty of twenty dollars for

Penalty of $20 for

every day after the expiration of four days, any such free

every day.

negro or mulatto so immigrating and settling in this state, or

 

so coming into, and so staying in this state shall be so em-

 

ployed, hired or harbored, and all fines accrued under this

 

act, may, before any justice of the peace of the county in

 

which the offence is committed, be recovered by action of

 

debt, each party to have the benefit of appeal to the county

Appeal provided

court, and one half thereof to be applied to the informer,

 

and the other half to the use of the county; and if any negro

 

or mulatto shall remove from this state, and remain without

Negroes removing

the limits thereof for a space longer than tinny consecutive

and remaining out
of the state 30

days, unless before leaving the state he deposits with the

days regarded at
aliens.

clerk of the county in which he resides, a written statement

 

of his object in doing so, and his intention of returning again,

 

or unless he shall have been detained by sickness or coer-

Exceptions.

cion, of which he shall bring a certificate, he shall be re-

 

garded as a resident of another state, and be subject, if ho

 

return, to the penalties imposed by the foregoing provisions

 

upon free negroes and mulattoes of another state, migrating

 

to this: Provided, that nothing contained in this act shall pre-

 

vent any free negro or mulatto from visiting Liberia and re-

 

turning to the state whenever he may choose to do so.

 

Sec. 3. And be, it enacted, That nothing in the two pre-

Those engaged in

ceding sections hereof, shall be construed to extend to any

navigation — wagon-
ners and travelling

free negro or mulatto that may be engaged in navigating any

servants &c excep-
ted.

ship, vessel or boat under a white commander, or any wag-

 

oner or hired servant travelling with his master or employer,

 

or such as may lawfully come into this state, and be detain-

 

ed by sickness or other casualty.

 

Sec. 4. And be it enacted, That it shall not be lawful from

Prohibition against

and after the first day of June next, to import or bring into

bringing slaves
into this state.

this State, by land or water, any negro, mulatto, or other

 

slave, for sale, or to reside within this State; Provided, That

 


 
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