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Colored Persons and Indians Defined (1887)

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The Code of Virginia: with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States; and the Constitution of Virginia (1887)
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In “Colored persons and Indians defined,” from the Code of Virginia (1887), the General Assembly provides legal definitions of colored persons and Indians.

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The Code of Virginia: with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the United States; and the Constitution of Virginia (1887)

Sec. 49. Colored persons and Indians defined.—Every person having one-fourth or more of negro blood shall be deemed a colored person, and every person not a colored person having one-fourth or more of Indian blood shall be deemed an Indian.

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APA Citation:
General Assembly. Colored Persons and Indians Defined (1887). (2020, December 07). In Encyclopedia Virginia. https://encyclopediavirginia.org/entries/colored-persons-and-indians-defined-1887.
MLA Citation:
General Assembly. "Colored Persons and Indians Defined (1887)" Encyclopedia Virginia. Virginia Humanities, (07 Dec. 2020). Web. 31 Jul. 2021
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