Negro Testimony

January 24, 1866


Virginia legislature to amend a bill removing laws in relation to slavery and pertaining to the admission of evidence by African Americans.


"A bill to amend and re-enact the ninth section of chapter one hundred and three of the Code of Virginia for 1860, defining a mulatto, providing for the punishment of offenses by colored persons, and for the admission of their evidence in legal investigations, and to repeal all laws and parts of laws in relation to slaves and slavery, and for other purposes, " was amended and ordered to its engrossment.
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“Negro Testimony,” Reconstructing Virginia, accessed December 7, 2022,