R. H. Clark, The Code of the State of Georgia Page 816, Image 834 (1873) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

  • Year:
  • 1866

Offenses Against the Public Peace and Tranquility, § 4516. (4443.) Dueling. If any person shall deliberately challenge, by word or writing, the person of another, to fight with sword, pistol, or other deadly weapon, or if any person so challenged shall accept the said challenge, in either case, such person so giving, or sending, or accepting any such challenge, shall, on conviction, be punished by a fine not less than five hundred dollars, and be imprisoned in the common jail of the county for any time not exceeding six months. Or, if the jury should so recommend, such person shall, in addition to the fine herein imposed, be punished by imprisonment and labor in the penitentiary for any time not less than one year nor longer than two years.