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Albert Voorhies, Ex-Justice, Revised Laws of Louisiana, Approved March 14th, 1870, with Copious References to the Acts of the Legislature from and Including the Sessions of 1870, up to and Including the Session of 1882. Second Edition Page 161, Image 171 (1884) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.





Crimes and Offences, § 949. When gunpowder is shipped on board of a steamboat it shall be stored away at as great a distance as possible from the furnace, and a written notification of the fact shall be placed in three conspicuous parts of the boat; and in the event of such notification not being so exhibited, then for any loss of property or life for which the powder may be deemed the cause, the owner and captain shall be liable to the penalty provided in the proceeding section. § 950. Any person who shall ship or put on board, or cause to be shipped or put on board of any steamboat within this State, any gunpowder, without giving notice thereof, at the time of making the shipment, to the master or clerk of said boat, shall be liable to a penalty of two hundred dollars , which may be sued for and recovered by the owner, captain or clerk of said boat, for his own use and benefit; and in case of any loss of property in consequence of gunpowder being on board of said boat, the shipper that shall have failed to give due notice as herein required, shall be liable therefor, or for any injury done to any person or to his family; and in the case of loss of life the person who shall have shipped the same without giving due notice thereof, shall, on conviction be adjudged guilty of manslaughter.