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[ Act of 26th August 1721]

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[An Act of 9th of February, 1750-51, § 1. If any person or persons whatsoever, within any county, town or within any other town or borough in this province, already built and settled, or hereafter to be built and settled , not hitherto restricted nor provided for by our laws, shall set on fire their chimneys to cleanse them, or shall suffer them or any of them to take fire, and blaze out at the top, or shall fire any gun or other fire arm, or shall make or cause to be made, or sell or utter, or offer to expose to sale, and squibs, rockets, or other fire works, or shall cast, throw or fire any squibs, rockets, or other fire works within any of the said towns or boroughs without the governor’s special license for the same, every such person or persons so offending shall be subject to the like penalties and forfeitures, and be recovered in like manner, as in and by an act, passed in the eighth year of the reign of king George the first, entitled ‘An act for preventing accidents that may happen by fire are directed to be levied and recovered.]