Into Slavery: Racial Decisions in the Virginia Colony

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Laws of Virginia, October, 1670

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ACT V, Noe Negroes nor Indians to buy christian servants.

WHEREAS it hath beene questioned whither Indians or negroes manumited, or otherwise free, could be capable of purchasing christian servants. It is enacted that Noe negroe or Indian though baptised and enjoyed their owne ffeedome shall be capable of any such purchase of christians, but yet not debarred from buying any of their owne nation.

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From: Hening, ed., Statutes at Large, vol. 2, pp. 280-81.

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