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A Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia. From Its First Establishment as a British Province down to the Year 1798, Inclusive, and the Principal Acts of 1799: In Which is Comprehended the Declaration of Independence; the State Constitutions of 1777 and 1789, with the Alterations and Amendments in 1794. Also the Constitution of 1798 Page 428, Image 435 (1800) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.




An Act to prevent the pernicious practice of hunting deer in the night time by fire light. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Georgia in general assembly met, That from and immediately after the passing of this act, any person or persons who shall hunt with a gun by fire light or kill any deer so hunting by fire light in the night time without his or their own enclosures, every such person or persons being thereof convicted, upon the oath of one or more credible witnesses, before any justice of the peace for the county where such offense shall be committed, shall for every such offense forfeit and pay, not exceeding the sum of five pounds, one half thereof shall be paid to the informer or informers, and the other half into the clerks office of the inferior court, and to be applied to the use of the poor of the county where such offense shall be committed.