Jack, etc., Trustee of v. Vass, Exr. of Philip E.: Chancery Cause, Halifax County (Part 2 of 2)
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Laws of North Carolina Ch. CXI §65 It shall not be lawful for any free negro or mulatto to migrate into this state; and if he or she shall do so contrary to the provisions of this act, and being thereof informed, shall not within 20 days thereafter remove out of the State he or she being thereof considered in manner hereinafter directed; shall be liable to a penalty of five hundred dollars; and upon failure to pay the same within the time prescribed in the judgement awarded against such person or persons, he or she shall be liable to be held in servitude & at labour for a term of time not exceeding 10 years in such manner and upon such terms as may be prescribed by the Court awarding such sentence, and the proceeds arising therefrom shall be paid over to the County trustee for County purposes provided that in case any free negro or mulatto shall pay the penalty of five hundred dollars according to the provisions of this act - it shall be the duty of such free negro or mulatto to remove him or herself out of this State within twenty days thereafter - and for every such failure, he or she shall be subject to the like penalty, as is prescribed for failure to remove in the first instance §66 If any free negro or Mulatto shall come into the State as aforesaid he or she may be arrested upon Warrant from any justice of the peace and carried before any justice of the peace of the County in which he or she may be arrested who is hereby authorized and required to examine into the law, and if upon such Examination, it shall appear to him that the said free negro or mulatto has come into this State contrary to the provisions of this act, he shall bind him or her over the the next County Court of said County which shall happen thereafter, taking such security for his or her appearance as may be reasonable; and upon neglecting or refusing