There were penalties for whites and free Negroes alike for being in "unlawful assembly" with slaves.
unlawful assembly, which is a criminal offence, is distinguished from the offence of riot.
Another declared the Parliament then sitting at Westminster an unlawful assembly, and commanded the members to disperse.
The Committee of Council he seems to consider as an unlawful assembly.
Severer penalties were provided in all cases of threat and unlawful assembly.
For an issue of riot or unlawful assembly, the sheriff shall call 24 jurors, each of lands and tenements at least 20s.
The common law as to unlawful assembly extends to Ireland, subject to the special legislation referred to under the title Riot.
At the Winter Assizes 86 persons were tried for unlawful assembly, riot and conspiracy in connection with cattle-driving.
It follows that a church that is assembled in any commonwealth that hath forbidden them to assemble is an unlawful assembly.