Moreau Louis Lislet, A General Digest of the Acts of the Legislature of Louisiana: Passed from the Year 1804, to 1827, Inclusive, and in Force at this Last Period, with an Appendix and General Index Page 367-368, Image 373-374 (Vol. 1, 1828) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes. § 25. If any person shall challenge another, or shall accept a challenge to fight with sword, pistol, rapier or other dangerous weapon, every person so challenging or accepting such challenge, shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars, and may be imprisoned not exceeding two years; and if any person shall willingly or knowingly carry or deliver to any person a written challenge, or verbally deliver any message purporting to be a challenge to fight such duel or shall be second to either party, or shall command, counsel, or advise or procure any person to fight such duel, every person so offending, and being thereof convicted, shall be liable to the same penalties as are by this act directed in the case last mentioned of a challenge to fight, or the accepting of such challenge.