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May 2023

An Ordinance Declaring Nuisances and Providing for their Abatement, §§ 7-8 (1871).

Posted by on May 8, 2023

“Sec. 7. If any person shall, without permission of the Board of Alderman, store or keep, or permit to be stored or kept in any building or on any lot in Jersey City, any rosin oil, coal oil, kerosene oil, or other explosive or combustible liquid in a greater quantity than five barrels; or any […]

Concerning the Transportation, Shipment and Landing of Gunpowder, Revised Ordinances of Jersey City, Ch. 23 §§1-3 (1845 & 1871).

Posted by on April 30, 2023

“Sec. 1. The commander or owner of any ship or vessel arriving within the jurisdiction of Jersey City, and having more than twenty-five pounds of gunpowder on board, shall, within forty-eight hours after such arrival, and before such ship or vessel shall approach within three hundred yards of any wharf, pier or slip within the […]

A Law in relation to Manufactories dangerous in causing and promoting fires, and the keeping of Gunpowder, Title II, Gunpowder, how to be kept, §1-2 (2 Feb, 1844).

Posted by on April 19, 2023

“§ 1. It shall not be lawful for any person to have or keep any quantity of gunpowder exceeding twenty-eight pounds in weight, in any house, store, building or other place within the limits of this city.” “§ 2. All gunpowder which shall be kept in this city, shall be kept in stone jugs or […]

An Ordinance to regulate the paving and repairing, and to prevent obstructions in the streets of Jersey City, Title IV, Miscellaneous Provisions, § 7. Guns not to be fired, or fireworks let off (28 July, 1843).

Posted by on April 19, 2023

“§ 7. No person shall, within this city, fire or discharge any gun, pistol, cannon or fowling-piece, or other fire-arms, unless in defence of his property or person, nor let off any squibs, crackers, or other fireworks, unless by permission of the city authorities, under the penalty of five dollars for each and every offence.” […]