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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 775, Image 775 (1880) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Crimes and Misdemeanors, §2983. If any person assaults and beats another with a cowhide, whip or stick, having at the time in his possession a pistol or other deadly weapon, with intent to intimidate the person assaulted, and prevent him from defending himself, he shall on conviction be imprisoned in the penitentiary not longer than ten years.]