“SEC. 43. That they [i.e., the Board of Aldermen]1 shall have power to make ordinances to prohibit or control the firing of fire-arms, fire crackers, torpedoes and other explosive material, and to govern the sale thereof in the city; the pace and speed at which horses may be ridden or driven through the streets; the speed at which railroad engines and trains shall run within the city limits, to prohibit said railroads from stopping their engines or cars on said streets and to require said railroads to keep the street crossings in good repair…”
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Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina, Passed by the General Assembly at Its Session of 1881, Begun and Held in the City of Raleigh, on Wednesday, the Fifth Day of January, A. D. 1881: To Which Are Prefixed a Register of State Officers, Members of the General Assembly, Judiciary, a List of Commissioners of Affidavits, and State Constitution (Raleigh, NC: Ashe A. Gatling, 1881), 731. Chapter 40—An Act to Amend the Charter of the City of Charlotte, § 43. Ratified March 1, 1881.