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1837 Miss. Laws 288, An Act To Prevent The Evil Practice Of Duelling [sic] In This State, And For Other Purposes, § 1.

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Every person who shall hereafter challenge another to fight a duel, or who shall send, deliver or cause to be delivered any written or verbal message purporting or intended to be such challenge, or message, or who shall knowingly carry or deliver any such challenge or message, or who shall be present at the time of fighting any duel with deadly weapons, either as second, aid, or surgeon, or who shall advise or give assistance to such duel,shall on conviction thereof, before any circuit or criminal court in this state, be fined in a sum of not less than three hundred dollars, nor exceeding one thousand dollars, and shall be imprisoned for a term of time not less than six months.