(1866) TEXAS BLACK CODES


be in force fro and after its passage. Approved October 26th, 1866. CHAPTER LXXX. An Act regulating Contracts for Labor. SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the

Texas State Capitol from 1853-1881
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CHAPTER LIX.
An Act to amend an Act entitled an Act to establish a Code of Criminal Procedure for the State of Texas, approved August 26th, 1866, and to repeal certain portions thereof.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Texas, That Article 143 of the above named Code, be so amended as to hereafter read as follows :
. . . 3rd. Persons of color shall not testify, except where the prosecution is against a person who is a person of color ; or where the offence is charged to have been committed against the person or property of a person of color. . . .

SEC. 3. That this Act take effect and be in force fro and after its passage.
Approved October 26th, 1866.

CHAPTER LXXX.
An Act regulating Contracts for Labor.

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