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April 2023

Acts of the General Assembly of the Province of New-Jersey, Chapter 540, An Act for the Preservation of Deer and other Game, and to prevent trespasing with Guns. Dec. 21, 1771. Chapter 540, §10, “Penalty for setting loaded Guns.”

Posted by on April 15, 2023

“AND WHEREAS a most dangerous Method of setting Guns has too much prevailed in this Province, BE IT ENACTED by the Authority aforesaid, That if any Person or Persons within this Colony shall presume to set any loaded Gun in such Manner as that the same shall be intended to go off or discharge itself, […]