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1883 R.I. Pub. Laws 157, An Act In Amendment Of And in Addition To Chapter 92 Of The Public Statutes “Of Fire-arms and Fire-works”, § 1

§ 1. No person shall sell to any child under the age of fifteen years, without the written consent of a parent or guardian of such child, any cartridge or fixed ammunition of which any fulminate is a component part, or any gun, pistol or other mechanical contrivance arranged for the explosion of such cartridge or of any fulminate.