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August 2023

1819, Laws of the College of New Jersey, ch. 17, § 9; ch. 19, § 10.

Posted by on August 2, 2023

“CHAPTER XVII. OF RELIGIOUS WORSHIP, AND MORAL CONDUCT… …9. Any student convicted of sending or receiving a challenge to fight a duel, or who shall carry such challenge, or be a second in a duel, or in any wise aid or abet it, shall immediately be dismissed by the faculty, and as soon as practicable […]

Concealed Weapons Prohibited, Acts of the 116th Legislature of the State of New Jersey Chapter 217, §§ 1-2 (1892).

Posted by on May 19, 2023

“Supplement to an act entitled ‘An act concerning disorderly persons,’ approved April ninth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five.         Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That if any person shall be apprehended in any city of this state, having concealed […]

An Ordinance concerning Nuisances §1 Penalty for storing gunpowder (21 Feb., 1842).

Posted by on April 19, 2023

“Sec. 1. From and after the date of this ordinance, no merchant, storekeeper, or other person whatever, shall keep, at any one time, more than fifty pounds of gunpowder on the premises used or occupied by him, within the thickly built and inhabited parts of the city, under the penalty of fifty dollars.” 1842, NJ, […]

An Act for better settling and regulating the Militia of this Colony of New-Jersey, for the repelling Invasions, and Suppressing Insurrections and Rebellions. Passed May 8, 1746. Section 3. Officers and Soldiers to behave well while under Arms; and, Section 23. Penalty on selling strong Liquor near the mustering Place

Posted by on April 18, 2023

“3. And be it further Enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no Officer shall beat or abuse any of the Soldiers whilst under Arms on any such Days of Training as aforesaid : But if any Soldier shall, during that Time, use any reproachful or abusive Language towards any of his superior Officers, or shall […]

City of Trenton, New Jersey, Charter and Ordinances 390, An Ordinance providing for the government and protection of public parks and squares of the city of Trenton (1903)

Posted by on November 18, 2022

8.  No person shall carry firearms or shoot birds in said park or squares, or within fifty yards thereof, or throw stones or other missiles therein. Full Text: Google Books