Zephaniah Swift, The Public Statute Laws of the State of Connecticut, as Revised and Enacted by the General Assembly, in May, 1821, with the Acts of the Three Subsequent Sessions Incorporated; to Which is Prefixed the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of Connecticut Page 105, Image 117 (1824) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes and Punishments. § 52. And be it further enacted, that if any person shall challenge the person of another, or shall accept any such challenge, to fight at sword, pistol, rapier, or other dangerous weapons, such person, so challenging or accepting, being thereof duly convicted, shall forfeit and pay, for every such offence, the sum of three thousand dollars, and shall, also, find sufficient sureties, to the acceptance of the court having cognizance of the offence, for his good behavior, during life; and such person shall, forever after such conviction, be disabled from holding any office of profit or honor, under this state; and if such convict shall be unable, or neglect to pay said forfeiture, he shall be imprisoned, in a common gaol, for the term of one year.