“ARTICLE 27. It shall not be lawful to fire off any cannon or other piece of artillery, or fire arms of any kind, on board of any ship, steam-boat, or other craft within the port of Orleans, except from day-break to the hour of retreat ; that is to say, until nine o’clock from the 15th of March to the 15th of September, and until eight o’clock during the remainder of the year ; and, provided, that the pieces of artillery used on the occasion, shall, in no case, be pointed against the city or suburbs, or against any ship, steam-boat, or other vessel or craft whatsoever ; and every person offending against the dispositions of the present article shall pay a fine of one hundred dollars ; for the payment of which, every owner, captain, commander or master of any ship, steam-boat or other craft, on board of which any cannon or other piece of artillery, or other fire arms are fired off, in contravention of the present article, shall be held responsible.”
1827, LA, An Ordinance concerning the Port and Levee of New-Orleans, Art. 27
John Calhoun, Digest of the Ordinances and Resolutions of the Second Municipality of New Orleans in Force May 1, 1840 (New Orleans, LA: F. Cook & A. Levy, 1840), 95.