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1838 R.I. Pub. Laws 3-5 (Jan. Sess.), An Act Concerning Crimes and Punishments.

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§ 6. Every person who shall be convicted of voluntarily engaging in a duel, with any dangerous weapon, to the hazard of life, shall be imprisoned not exceeding seven years, nor less than one year. § 7. Every person who shall be convicted of challenging another to fight a duel with any with any dangerous weapon to the hazard of life, and every person who shall be convicted of accepting any challenge to fight such duel, though no duel be fought, shall be imprisoned not exceeding seven years nor less than one year. § 8. Every person, being an inhabitant of or resident of this state, who shall fight a duel without the jurisdiction of this state, by previous appointment or engagement made within the same, and in such duel shall inflict a mortal wound upon any person, whereof the person so injured shall afterward die within this state, shall be deemed guilty of murder within this state, and may be indicted, tried, convicted, and sentenced in the county in which such death shall happen.