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Wade Keyes, The Code of Alabama, 1876 : with References to the Decisions of the Supreme Court of the State upon the Construction of the Statutes; and in Which the General and Permanent Acts of the Session of 1876-7 have been Incorporated Page 914, Image 930 (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Offenses Against the Person, § 4315. Assault and Battery with cowhide, &c., having pistol or other deadly weapon to intimidate. – Any person who assaults and beats another, with a cowhide, stick, or whip, having in his possession at the time a pistol, or other deadly weapon, with intent to intimidate and prevent the person assaulted from defending himself, must, on conviction, at the discretion of the jury, be fined not more than two thousand dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail, or sentenced to hard labor of the county, for not more than twelve months.