"An Act to prevent the Killing of Deer out of Season, and against Carrying of Guns and Hunting by Persons not qualified,"

May 5, 1722, [§6], 2 Bush 293, 295

[§6] And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That this Act nor any part thereof, shall be construed to extend to Negro, Indian or Mullato Slaves, so as to commit them to prison, during the Time in this Act limitted, in case they should be Guilty of any of the Offences in this Act prohibited, but that and in such case such Indian, Negro or Mullato Slave killing and destroying any Deer as aforesaid, or carrying or Hunting with any Gun, without Lisence from his Master, shall, at the Publick Whipping post, on the bare Back, be Whipt, not exceeding twenty Lashes for every such Offence, for which Whipping the Master shall pay to the Whipper the Sum of Three Shillings, and pay no greater or other Cost whatsoever, any Thing in this Act to the contrary hereof in any wise notwithstanding.