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1836 Ind. Acts 77, An Act to Prevent Disasters on Steam Boats, § 7.

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That when gunpowder is shipped on board a steam boat, which shall at all times by stowed away at as great a distance as possible from the furnace, and written notification thereof shall be placed in three conspicuous parts of the boat; and in the event of such notification not being so exhibited, then for any loss of property or life for which the powder may be deemed the cause, the owner shall be liable . . . .