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Leslie A. Thompson, A Manual or Digest of the Statute Law of the State of Florida, of a General and Public Character, in Force at the End of the Second Session of the General Assembly of the State, on the Sixth Day of January, 1847 Page 547, Image 582 (1847) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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For the Prevention of Indians Roaming at Large Throughout the State, § 1. From and after the passage of this act, if any male Indian of the years of discretion, venture to roam or ramble beyond the boundary lines of the reservations, which have be...

For the Prevention of Indians Roaming at Large Throughout the State, § 1. From and after the passage of this act, if any male Indian of the years of discretion, venture to roam or ramble beyond the boundary lines of the reservations, which have been assigned to the tribe or nation to which said Indian belongs, it shall and may be lawful for any person or persons to apprehend, seize, and take said Indian, and carry him before some Justice of the Peace, who is hereby authorized, empowered, and required, to direct (if said Indian have not a written permission from the agent to do some specific act) not exceeding thirty-nine stripes, at the discretion of the Justice, to be laid on the bare back of said Indian; moreover, to cause the gun of said Indian (if he has one) to be taken from him, and deposited with the colonel of the county, or captain of the district, in which said Indian may be taken, subject to the order of the superintendent of Indian Affairs.

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1838 Fla. Laws 70, An Act To Incorporate the City of Key West, § 8.

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Be it further enacted, That the common council of said city shall have power and authority to prevent and remove nuisances . . . to provide safe storage of gunpowder . . . .

John P. Duval, Compilation of the Public Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed Prior to 1840 Page 423, Image 425 (1839) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act to Prevent any Person in this Territory from Carrying Arms Secretly. Be it Enacted by the Governor and Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person in this Te...

An Act to Prevent any Person in this Territory from Carrying Arms Secretly. Be it Enacted by the Governor and Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, That from and after the passage of this act, it shall not be lawful for any person in this Territory to carry arms of any kind whatsoever secretly, on or about their persons; and if any dirk, pistol, or other arm, or weapon, except a common pocket-knife, shall be seen, or known to be secreted upon the person of any one in this Territory, such person so offending shall, on conviction, be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars, and not less than fifty dollars, or imprisoned not more than six months, and not less than one month, at the discretion of the jury: Provided, however, that this law shall not be so construed as to prevent any person from carrying arms openly, outside of all their clothes; and it shall be the duty of judges of the superior courts in this Territory, to give the matter contained in this act in special charge to the grand juries in the several counties in this Territory, at every session of the courts.

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1828 Fla. Laws 75, An Act Relating To Crimes and Misdemeanors, § 106.

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. . . [I]f any person shall hunt by fire light in the night time, with a gun or other firearms beyond his own enclosure, such person shall on conviction, be fined in a sum not exceeding twenty five dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding one month, at t...

. . . [I]f any person shall hunt by fire light in the night time, with a gun or other firearms beyond his own enclosure, such person shall on conviction, be fined in a sum not exceeding twenty five dollars, or imprisonment not exceeding one month, at the discretion of the court.

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