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1812 Del. Laws 329, An Act to Prevent the Discharging of Fire-Arms Within the Towns and Villages, and Other Public Places Within this State, and for Other Purposes. §1

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If any person or persons shall presume to fire or discharge any gun, ordinance, musket, fowling piece, fuse or pistol within any of the towns or villages of this State or within the limits thereof, or where the limits cannot be ascertained, within one quarter of a mile of the centre of such town or village shall fire or discharge any gun ordnance, musket, fowling piece, fusee or pistol within or on any of the greens, streets, alleys or lanes of any of the towns and villages within this State, whereon any buildings are or shall be created or within one hundred yards of any mill-dam, over or across where any of the main public or State roads may go or pass; every person or persons so offending shall be fined or punished as hereinafter directed.