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1723 Conn. Acts 292, An Act For Preventing Lending Guns, Ammunition etc. to the Indians.

. . . [N]o Persons or Persons within this Colony, shall be Allowed or Admitted to Prosecute before any Assistant or Justice of the Peace or Court of Judicature in this Colony, any Action of Debt, Detinue, or other Action whatsoever for any Gun or Guns, or Ammunition, Lent, Sold, or any ways Trusted to any Indian or Indians whatsoever, till this Court shall see cause to Order otherwise; and that every such Gun Lent as aforesaid, shall be forfeited; One half to him that shall Prosecute to Effect, the other to the County Treasury where such prosecution is.