“§ 1. It shall not be lawful for any person to have or keep any quantity of gunpowder exceeding twenty-eight pounds in weight, in any house, store, building or other place within the limits of this city.”
“§ 2. All gunpowder which shall be kept in this city, shall be kept in stone jugs or tin cannisters, which shall not contain more than seven pounds each.”
1844, Jersey City, NJ – A Law in relation to Manufactories dangerous in causing and promoting fires, and the keeping of Gunpowder, Title II, Gunpowder, how to be kept, §1-2
Charters of and Acts Relating to Jersey City, and the Ordinances Thereof; Together with Some Statistical Information, &c. (Jersey City, NJ: Southard & Post, Printers, 1844), 72. A Law in Relation to Manufactories Dangerous in Causing and Promoting Fires, and the Keeping of Gunpowder, Title II, Gunpowder, how to be Kept, §1-2.