“SEC. 15. Be it further enacted, That the following laws and parts of laws are hereby repealed : First. Certain laws contained in the Revised Code, viz: The entire chapter one hundred and seven, entitled “slaves and free negroes,” except sections fifty four, fifty-five, fifty-six, fifty-seven, fifty-eight and sixty-six, and these sections shall be so amended as to read, “persons of color” instead of free negroes in all cases where the latter words occur. Section two of chapter fourteen, entitled “boats and canoes.” Sections ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, eighty-one, eighty-two, eighty three, eighty-four, eighty-five, eighty-six, eighty-seven, eighty-nine, ninety, ninety-one, ninety-two, ninety-three, of chapter thirty-four, entitled, “crimes and punishments.” Sections seventeen, nineteen and twenty-one of chapter thirty-seven, entitled “deeds and conveyances.” Section four of chapter forty-eight, entitled, “fences.” Section twenty-eight, chapters fifty-nine, entitled, “insolvent debtors.” Section thirty-nine of chapter eighty-four, entitled “pilots.” Sections fifteen, sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen and twenty, of chapter eighty-six. Secondly. Certain acts passed since the enactment of the Revised Code, to wit: an act ratified on the sixteenth day of Fernery, eighteen hundred and fifty-nine, chapter thirty, entitled “an act for the hiring out of free negroes in certain cases;” an act ratified on the same day, chapter thirty-one, entitled “act act to prevent the sale of spirituous liquors to free persons of color;” an act ratified on the thirty-first day of January, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, chapter thirty-seven, entitled “ an act to prohibit emancipation of slaves by will;” an act ratified on the twenty-third day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, chapter twenty-three, entitled “an act to amend the sixteenth and seventeenth sections of chapter thirty-four, Revised Code;” an act ratified on the same day, chapter thirty-four, entitled “an act to amend chapter one hundred and seven, section sixty-six, of the Revised Code, relating to free negroes having arms;” an act ratified on the same day, chapter thirty-five, entitled “an act to change the rules of evidence in indictment for trading with slaves;” an act ratified on the same day, chapter thirty-six, entitled “an act to prevent free negroes from hiring or having the control of slaves;” an act ratified on the twenty-first day of September, eighteen hundred and sixty-one, chapter twenty-six, entitled “an act to amend section fifteen, of the one hundred and seventh chapter, of the Revised Code;” an act ratified on the twentieth day of December, eighteen hundred and sixty-two, chapter sixteen, entitled “an act to authorize the Governor to employ slave labor in erecting fortifications and other works.’ “
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Laws of the State of North Carolina Passed by the General Assembly at the Session of 1866 (Raleigh, NC: WM. E. Pell, 1866), 103-104. Chapter 40—An Act Concerning Negroes and Persons of Color or of Mixed Blood, § 15. Ratified March 10, 1866.