c. 1725, Colonial American Act, Black History Printed, “An Act for the better Regulating of Negroes in this Province”, Pennsylvania, Choice Very Fine.This early Pennsylvania Act measures about 8.25” x 12.75”, 6 pages (3 sheets), disbound and pages separated. Historic printed Act which reads, in part (with spelling errors as printed):
“Whereas it too often happens, that Negroes commit Felonies, and other heinous Crimes, which by the Laws of this Province, are Punishable by Death; but the Loss in such Case falling wholly on the Owner, is so great a hardship, that sometimes may induce him, to conceal such Crimes, or to convey his Negroe to some other Place, and to suffer him to Escape Justice; to the ill Example of others to commit the like Offences, for Remedy whereof, Be it Enacted by Sir William Keith, Bart. Governor of the Province of Pennsylvania, etc... That if any Negroe, owned by any of the Inhabitants of this Province, shall hereafter be convicted of any Capital Crime, for which he or she shall suffer Death; the Justices, with the Free-holders, before whom, he or she shall be Convicted, shall immediately upon shuch Conviction, value such Negroe; which value, by them set, shall be allowed and paid to the Owner...”
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