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Chapter 357 of Acts and Joint Resolutions (Amending the Constitution) of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia (1910)

In this excerpt from Acts and Joint Resolutions (Amending the Constitution) of the General Assembly of the State of Virginia, published in 1910, the General Assembly defines how Virginians are legally classified as "negro" and Indian.

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Chap. 357.—An ACT to amend and re-enact section 49 of the Code of Virginia, 1887.
Approved March 17, 1910.

1. Be it enacted by the general assembly of Virginia, That section forty-nine of the Code of Virginia be amended and re-enacted so as to read as follows:

§49. Every person having one-sixteenth or more of negro blood shall be deemed a colored person, and every person not a colored person having one-fourth or more of Indian blood shall be deemed an Indian.