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1835-36 Tenn. Pub. Acts 168, An Act to Amend the Penal Laws of the State, ch. 58, § 1.

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Any free person who, without the consent of the owner, shall sell, loan or give to any slave, any gun, pistol, sword, or dirk, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction by presentment or indictment, be fined not less than fifty dollars, and imprisoned not less than ten days.