38. Slaves convict of attempting to burn any Dwelling-house or Out-house contiguous to, or used with
any Dwelling-house, or other House wherein shall be any Person, Goods, Tobacco, Grain or Fodder, shall
suffer Death without Benefit of Clergy. Ibid. §. 3.
39. Slaves committing any Felony punishable by Death, shall be committed to the Sheriff of the County,
and tried at the next Assizes or County Court which shall first happen; which Court is impowered,
on Confession, or Conviction of the Offender, on the Testimony of one legal Witness, or even of other
Slaves corroborated with such pregnant Circumstances, as shall satisfy the Jury of the Guilt of such Slaves,
to give Judgment. Ibid. §. 4.
40. Slaves convict of giving false Testimony against other Slaves on such Prosecutions, shall have one Ear
cut off, and receive Thirty-nine Stripes, on the Day of Conviction; and the other Ear to be cut off, and
the like Number of Stripes given the Offender, on t he Day following. Ibid. §. 5.
41. Slaves produced as Witnesses on such Occasions, shall be admonished to declare the Truth, &c. and acquainted
with the Danger of false Swearing, &c. by the Court. Ibid. §. 6.