Dec.21, 1824, §2, Acts 49th G.A. p.79, p.80
2. And be it enacted, That when any slave shall hereafter be convicted of an assault, with intent to kill, it shall be lawful for the court before whom such conviction shall be had, to sentence such slave to such punishment as is prescribed by the fifth section of an act entitled " A Supplement to the act, entitled an act for the punishment of crimes," passed the eighteenth day of March, one thousand seven hundred and ninety six; which said supplement was passed the twenty first day of May, one thousand eight hundred and twenty.
[Note: The reference is to the Act of May 31, 1820]