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Josiah A. Patterson Campbell, The Revised Code of the Statute Laws of the State of Mississippi: With References to Decisions of the High Court of Errors and Appeals, and of the Supreme Court, Applicable to the Statutes Page 776, Image 776 (1880) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Carrying Concealed Weapons, §2985. Any person, not being threatened with, or having good and sufficient reason to apprehend an attack, or travelling (not being a tramp) or setting out on a journey, or a peace officer, or deputy in discharge of his duties, who carries concealed, in whole or in part, any bowie knife, pistol, brass or metallic knuckles, slung-shot, or other deadly weapon of like kind or description, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction, shall be punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, and in the event the fine and costs are not paid, shall be required to work at hard labor under the direction of the board of supervisors or of the court, not exceeding two months, and for the second or any subsequent offence, shall, on conviction, be fined not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars, and if the fine and costs are not paid, be condemned to hard labor not exceeding six months, as above provided, and in any proceeding under this section, it shall not be necessary for the state to allege or prove any of the exceptions herein contained, but the burden of proving such exception shall be on the accused.