“7. If any person, habitually, carry about his person, hid from common observation, any pistol, dirk, bowie knife, or weapon of the like kind, he shall be fined fifty dollars. The informers shall have one half of such fine.”
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The Code of West Virginia Comprising Legislation to the Year 1870 with an Appendix, Containing Legislation of That Year (Wheeling, WV: John Frew, 1868), 691-692. (Undated.) Chapter 148—Of Offenses against the Peace, § 7.