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(caption title) An Ordinance to Define and Punish Sedition.
North Carolina. Convention (1861-1862).
Presented by Mr. Rayner
John W. Syme, Printer to the Convention
VCp 342.2 (North Carolina Collection, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
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STATE CONVENTION--AD. SES.] [NOVEMBER,1861.
John W. Syme, Printer to the Convention.
Be it ordained &c., That if any person in this State
2 shall attempt to convey intelligence to the enemies of
3 the Confederate States, or shall maliciously and advisedly
4 endeavor to incite the people to resist the government of
5 this State or the Confederate States, or persuade them to
6 return to their connection with the United States, or maliciously
7 and advisedly terrify and discourage the people from
8 enlisting into the service of this State or of the Confederate
9 States, or shall stir up or incite tumults, disorders or insurrections
10 in this State, or dispose the people to favor the
11 enemy, every such person being thereof legally convicted
12 by the evidence of two or more credible witnesses, or other
13 sufficient testimony, shall be adjudged guilty of a high misdemeanor,
14 and shall be fined and imprisoned at the discretion
15 of the court, and shall enter into recognizance with
16 good security, in such sum as the court may deem proper,
17 to be of the peace and good behavior toward all people in
18 the State for three years thereafter.