An Alphabetical Digest Of The Public Statute Law Of South-Carolina. Charleston, 1814 Page 37, Image 41 (1814) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.
Malicious Mischief. § 13. And whereas an ill custom has prevailed in this province, of firing guns in the night time; for the prevention thereof for the future, Be it enacted, That if any person shall fire or shoot off any gun or pistol in the night time after dark and before day light, without necessity, every such person shall forfeit the sum of forty shillings current money, for each gun so fired as aforesaid; to be recovered by warrant from any one justice of the peace of the county where the offence is committed, according to the direction of the act for the trial of small and mean causes, and shall be paid to the church wardens of the parish where the offence shall be committed, for the use of the poor of said parish.