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Colored Persons and Indians Defined (1887)

In "Colored persons and Indians defined," from the Code of Virginia (1887), the General Assembly provides legal definitions of colored persons and Indians.

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Sec. 49. Colored persons and Indians defined.—Every person having one-fourth 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.