May 31, 1820, Public Acts 44th G.A. [3rd sitting], p.134-135
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5. And be it enacted, That when any slave shall be convicted of the crime of arson, burglary, rape or robbery, or of an assault and battery, with intent to commit murder, rape, burglary or robbery, it shall be lawful for the court before whom such conviction shall be had, either to sentence such slave to such punishment as the law hath provided, or hereafter may provide for the punishment of said slave, or to order him or her to be sent from and out of this state and the United States; provided the owner of such slave shall enter into bond to the state of New-Jersey in the sum of four hundred dollars, with sufficient surety or sureties, to be approved of by the court, conditioned, that he or she will, within such reasonable time as shall be allowed by the court, not exceeding two calendar months, send such slave out of this state and the United States; which bond shall be filed in the clerk's office of the county in which such conviction shall be had: And provided also, That such owner pay the costs and charges of prosecuting and keeping said slave.
6. And be it enacted, That on the owner of such slave producing to the sheriff or gaoler, an order of the court for sending away such slave, and said owner paying all costs and charges that have accrued, the said sheriff or gaoler shall deliver up such slave to his or her owner; and further, that when any person who shall have given bond as aforesaid, shall produce to the court before whom such slave was convicted, such evidence as shall be satisfactory to the court, that the order of said court for sending such slave without this state and the United States, hath been fully and bona fide complied with and executed, the said court shall order the same entered on the minutes of the court, and the affidavits, documents, or other written evidence of the same, to be filed by the clerk of the court, which said order of the court, after being duly entered on the minutes of the court, shall be sufficient evidence that the condition of said bond hath been complied with.
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