104) Unlike the 1788 nonexportation law, however, the 1792 law did not require slaveholders to register their slaves with local authorities, and therefore it may have remained easier for traffickers to transport slaves out of the state illegally than for traffickers similarly to transport those "in servitude.
Exceptions to and Transgressions of the Nonexportation Laws
107) The exceptions to the Nonexportation Acts did not prohibit a master who relocated from disposing of his slaves and those "in servitude" if he so chose.
Although some masters removed their slaves and those "in servitude" from the state legally--pursuant to the relocation exceptions written into the 1788 and 1792 Nonexportation Acts--other masters deceitfully cited the exceptions in an effort to conceal their illicit traffic in human chattel.
For example, in 1796 he brought two actions against Stephen Betts of Reading before the county court in Danbury for selling or transporting Tamer, a "Negro Woman," and Amos, a "Negro Boy," into New York in violation of the nonexportation laws.