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Massachusetts Requires Every Master to Pay for Liberated Slaves

Massachusetts requires every master who liberates a slave to pay a bond of 50 pounds or more in case the freedman becomes a public charge.

Connecticut Sentences Slaves to Whipping

Connecticut assigns the punishment of whipping to any slaves who disturb the peace or assault whites.

Rhode Island Passes Law Restricting Walking at Night

Rhode Island makes it illegal for blacks and Indians to walk at night without passes.

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