- Missouri Office of the Secretary of the State, Missouri Digital Heritage, "Dueling notice" (accessed August 26, 2009).
- John Lyde Wilson, The Code of Honor, Or, Rules for the Government of Principals and Seconds in Duelling (Charleston, S.C.: J. Phinney, 1838) (accessed August 26, 2009).
- George W. Hooper, Down the River, Or Practical Lessons Under the Code Duello (New York: E. J. Hale, 1874), Making of America (accessed August 26, 2009
- Ross Drake, "Duel! Defenders of honor or shoot-on-sight vigilantes? Even in 19th-century America, it was hard to tell," Smithsonian Magazine (March 2004) (accessed August 26, 2009).
- Jennie C. Meade, "The Duel: A look back at a once-legal method of resolving disputes," GWmagazine (Fall 2005) (accessed August 26).
In 1838, former South Carolina Governor John Lyde Wilson published The Code of Honor; or, Rules for the Government of Principals and Seconds in Duelling. You are a respected lawyer and landed gentleman in Charleston, SC, in 1838, and determined to follow the Code in your life (and duels).