1683: No slaves shall gather on the Sabbath in any number greater than four.
1684: No slave shall sell or trade in any item whatsoever.
1692: No slaves shall be entertained at the houses of free blacks outside of the gates.
1692: No slaves shall play games or be disorderly on the Sabbath on pain of whipping.
1702: Any slave who strikes a white man or woman shall be punished severely, short of loss of limb or life.
1702: Masters may punish their slaves however they choose so long as they do not cut off their limbs or kill them.
1702: No free white or black person is ever to entertain another man's slave.
1702: No more than three slaves can meet together at any time or place. Forty lashes on the naked back if they are found to do so.
1706: Baptizing a slave will not result in release from slavery.
1706: All children born of slave mothers shall be slaves as well.
1706: Slaves may never give testimony against a white person.
1708: Any slave murdering his or her master or conspiring to do so with others shall suffer a horrible death.
1712: Any slave convicted of conspiring with others to revolt against the whites shall suffer a horrible death.
1712: No black made free after this law shall be allowed to own any house or land or pass any other goods to his or her descendants.
1712: No slave is to be freed without a 200 bond being paid in case they become a public charge.
1712: No slave shall ever possess a gun or pistol.

Entry "By [buy] a woman" from ship's trade book in Africa, The Rhode Island Sloop, 1748/49. New-York Historical Society
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