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1857 D.C. Code 570, Of Proceedings to Prevent and Detect the Comission of Crime, ch. 141, § 16.

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If any person shall go armed with a dirk, dagger, sword, pistol, or other offensive and dangerous weapon, without reasonable cause to fear an assault or other injury or violence to his person . . . he may, on complaint of any person having reasonable cause to fear an injury or breach of the peace, be required to find sureities for keeping the peace for a term not exceeding six months, with the right of appealing as before provided.