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1859 Wash. Sess. Laws 108-109, An Act Relative to Crimes and Punishment and the Proceeding in Criminal Cases, ch. 2, § 28.

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Every prison [sic] who shall assault and beat another with a cowhide or whip, having with him at the time a pistol or other deadly weapon, shall, on conviction thereof, be imprisoned in the county jail not more than one year nor less than three months, and be fined in any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. (double the maximum sentence for simple assault and battery).