“AN ACT TO MAKE THE CARRYING OF CONCEALED WEAPONS A MISDEMEANOR.
SECTION 1. The General Assembly of North Carolina do enact, If any person shall be found off of his own premises, within the county of Alleghany, having concealed about his person a pistol, bowie-knife, dirk, dagger, slung-shot, loaded cane, or brass or iron knuckles, or other deadly weapon of a like kind, such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined or imprisoned at the discretion of the court.
SEC. 2. The following persons shall be exempt from the provisions of section one of this act: officers and soldiers of the United States army; civil officers of the United States while in the discharge of their official duties; officers and soldiers of the militia of this state, when called into actual service; officers of this state or of any county, city or town of this state, charged with the execution of the laws of the state, or such county, city, or town, while in the discharge of their official duties.
SEC. 3. This act shall go into effect on the first day of September, Anno Domini, 1877.”
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Laws and Resolutions of the State of North Carolina, Passed by the General Assembly at Its Session 1876-’77, Begun and Held in the City of Raleigh, on Monday, the Nineteenth Day of November, A. D. 1876: To Which Are Prefixed a Register of State Officers, Members of the General Assembly and Judiciary, and a List of Commissioners of Affidavits (Raleigh, NC: The News Publishing Company, 1877), 162-163. Chapter 104—An Act to Make the Carrying of a Concealed Weapon a Misdemeanor, §1-2. Ratified February 16, 1877; in effect September 1, 1877.