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    Arrest Warrant for Giving Liquor to a Slave. One partially-printed page, 7.75" x 7", Henry County, Tennessee, September 1860. A warrant issued to A.J. Cautrell: "A [sic] Indictment for Giving liquor to a slave". Witnessed by "Thomas H. Conway" and "N. J. Ballardo D.C.".

    The law in question was related to the prohibition of whites from selling or dealing with slaves. Although the laws differed from state to state, the penalty was usually a high fine, upwards of $100, and a sentence to time in jail, usually about six month.

    Condition: Good condition, slightly toned at mail folds with light soiling around edges.

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