Slave Codes of North Carolina in 1856



No slave codes of North Carolina seems ever to have declared who were or might be held as slaves in that province, the whole system being left to rest on usage or the supposed law of England. But police laws for the regulation of slaves were enacted similar to those of Virginia, and the Virginia prohibition was also adopted of manumissions, except for meritorious services, to be adjudged by the governor and council.

Slaves Bringing in Loads of Cotton after a Day's Picking

Slaves Bringing in Loads of Cotton after a Day's Picking
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Slave codes of Jamestown, Virginia, as recorded in History of Slavery & the Slave Trade, W. O. Blake, 1856.

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