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1816 Mich. Pub. Acts 128, An Act For The Punishment Of Crimes, § 47.

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That if any person shall by word, message, letter, or any other way, challenge another to fight a duel, with a rapier, or small sword, back sword, pistol, or other dangerous weapon, or shall accept a challenge, although no duel be fought, or knowingly be the bearer of such challenge, or shall any way abet, prompt, encourage, persuade, seduce or cause any person to fight a duel, or to challenge another to fight such a duel, every person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall be punished by fine, not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisonment at hard labor, not exceeding two years, or both. And further, if any person shall engage in and fight a duel with another, with a rapier, small sword, back sword, pistol, or other dangerous weapon, although death does not thereby ensue, or shall be a second in any such duel, then and in such case, every person so offending shall be judged to be guilty of a high misdemeanor, an on conviction shall be punished by fine, not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment at hard labor, not exceeding four years, or both.