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This act, approved by the Legislative Assembly of Kansas Territory, August 29, 1855, lists those actions to be considered crimes against slave property. Many of the crimes listed are punishable by death. Some of the crimes include inciting or aiding slave or Negro rebellion (even through publication), helping slaves escape their masters, resisting the arrest of an escaped slave, and the expression of abolitionist opinions. Considered "bogus laws" by free-state supporters, this slave code reflects the first Kansas Legislature's support for slavery and the legislature's adoption of Missouri slave codes for that purpose.

Creator: Kansas. Legislative Assembly 1855
Date: August 29, 1855

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Item Number: 209559
Call Number: Territorial Executive Department, Secretary's Office, Enrolled Laws, 1855, Vol. 2
KSHS Identifier: DaRT ID: 209559

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