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adjudged guilty of a misdemeanor, and be sentenced to confinement in the jail for a term not less than six nor more than twelve months, and be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars.

MAIMING, AND ASSAULTING WITH INTENT TO MURDER, ROB, ETC.

SEC. 20. If any person, with malicious intent to maim or to disfigure, shall cut or maim the tongue, put out or destroy an eye, cut or tear off an ear, cut or slit or mutilate the nose or lip, or cut off or disable a limb or member, of any other person, or shall castrate another person, every such offender, and every person privy to such intent, who shall be present aiding in the commission of such offence, shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than two nor more than ten years.

SEC. 21. If any person shall assault another with intent to commit murder, he shall be punished by confinement, in the penitentiary,not less than two nor more than fifteen years.

SEC. 22. If any person shall assault another with intent to commit manslaughter, or to maim or disfigure his person in any of the ways mentioned in preceding section twenty, he shall be punished by imprisonment, in the penitentiary, not less than one nor more than five years.

SEC. 23. If any person shall assault another, and shall feloniously rob or steal from his person, any money or other property which may be the subject of larceny, such robber being armed with a dangerous weapon, with intent, if resisted, to kill or maim the person robbed, or if, being so armed, he shall wound or strike the person robbed, he shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than three nor more than fifteen years.

SEC. 24. If any person, being armed with a dangerous weapon, shall assault another with intent to rob, he shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than two nor more than ten

years.

SEC. 25. If any person, not being armed with a dangerous weapon, shall, by force and violence, or by assault, and putting in fear, feloniously rob from the person of another any money or property which may be the subject of larceny, he shall be punished by imprisonment, in the penitentiary, not less than one nor more than ten years.

SEC. 26. If any person, not being armed with a dangerous weapon, shall assault another with force and violence, and with intent to rob, he shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years.

SEC. 27. Any person who shall be guilty of an assault with intent to commit a rape, shall, on conviction thereof, be punished by confinement in the penitentiary not less than three nor more than fifteen years.

SEC. 28. If any person shall assault another with intent to commit any felony, the punishment of which assault is not herein before prescribed, he shall be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than ten years.

SEC. 29. If any person shall unlawfully assault or threaten another in a menacing manner, or shall unlawfully strike or wound another, the person so offending shall, upon conviction thereof, be confined in the county jail not less than ten days nor more than twelve months, or be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars, or be both fined and imprisoned as aforesaid, at the discretion of the court.

EXTORTION.

SEC. 30. If any person threaten injury to the character, person, or property of another person, or to accuse him of any offence, and thereby extort money or a pecuniary benefit, he shall be confined in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years.

SEC. 31. If any person take or secrete a child from a person having lawful charge of him, with intent to extort money or other pecuniary benefit, he shall, on conviction, be confined in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years.

RAPE, ETC.

SEC. 32. If any person shall have carnal knowledge of his daughter or sister, forcibly or by fraud, and against her will, he shall be deemed guilty of a rape, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned, at hard labor, in the penitentiary, for life.

SEC. 23. If any white person shall have carnal knowledge of any woman or female child, other than his daughter or sister, as aforesaid, forcibly or by fraud, and against her will; or if any male person of the age of sixteen years and upwards, shall carnally know and abuse any female child under the age of twelve years with her consent;

every such person, so offending, shall be deemed guilty of a rape, and upon conviction thereof shall, for the first offence, be imprisoned, at hard labor, in the penitentiary, not less than five nor more than twenty years; and for the second offence, during the period of his natural life.

SEC. 34. If any white male person, sixteen years of age and upwards, shall have carnal knowledge of any insane woman, other than his wife, he knowing her to be insane, he shall, upon conviction thereof, be imprisoned, at hard labor, in the penitentiary, not less than two nor more than ten years.

SEDUCTION.

SEC. 35. Any person who shall, under promise of marriage, seduce and have illicit intercourse with an unmarried female of previous chaste character, shall, upon conviction thereof, be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years; provided that the subsequent marriage of the parties may be plead in bar of a conviction.

ABDUCTION.

SEC. 36. Any person who shall inveigle, entice, or take away, any unmarried female of previously chaste character, under the age of twenty-five years, from her father's house or elsewhere, for the purpose of prostitution at a house of ill-fame, assignation, or elsewhere, and every person who shall aid or assist in such abduction, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five

years.

SEC. 37. Any person who shall take a female under the age of fourteen years, from her father, mother, guardian, or other person having the legal charge of her person, without his or her consent, either for the purpose of prostitution, concubinage, or marriage, shall, upon conviction thereof, be punished by imprisonment in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years.

KIDNAPPING.

SEC. 28. Every person who shall, without lawful authority, seize and confine another, or shall inveigle another, with intent either

1. To cause such other person to be secretly confined or imprisoned in this District against his will; or,

2. To cause him to be sent out of this District against his will;Shall, upon conviction, be imprisoned in the penitentiary not less than one nor more than five years, or, in the discretion of the court, be fined not exceeding one thousand dollars, and confined in jail not over one year.

SEC. 39. If any person shall sell a free person as a slave, or kidnap or attempt to kidnap a free person with intent to sell or use him as a slave, knowing him to be free, he shall, on conviction, be confined in the penitentiary not less than three nor more than fifteen years, and be fined not exceeding five thousand dollars.

INJURIES BY DRIVERS, ETC., OF PUBLIC CONVEYANCES.

SEC. 40. If any driver, conductor, or captain of any vehicle or boat for public conveyance, shall, in the management of such boat or vehicle, wilfully or negligently inflict bodily injury on any person, he shall, on conviction thereof, be punished as for a misdemeanor.

CARELESS HANDLING OF DANGEROUS WEAPONS.

SEC. 41. Every person who shall point any fire-arm, or brandish, or thrust a knife, sword, or other dangerous weapon, at or towards another person, carelessly, or in sport, shall be fined not less than five nor more than twenty dollars; and if such offender shall cause thereby death or other injury to another person, he shall be punished by imprisonment in jail not more than one year, and fine not exceeding two hundred dollars.

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BURNING HOUSES AND OTHER PROPERTY.

SECTION 1. If any person, in the night, maliciously burn the dwelling house of another, or any alms house, jail, or prison, or maliciously set fire to anything, by the burning whereof such dwelling house, alms house, jail, or prison shall be burnt, in the night, he shall be punished with death; but if the jury find that, at the time of committing the offence, there was no person in the dwelling house, alms house, jail, or prison, the offender shall be confined in the penitentiary not less than two nor more than ten years.

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