“[I]t shall not be lawful for any person to shoot with any gun, or other fire-arm, within any of the inhabited parts of Georgetown or its additions; and if any person shall, contrary to this ordinance, shoot any gun or other fire-arm, such person shall forfeit and pay five dollars for every offence, to be recovered as other fines are now by law recoverable, the one half to the use of the Corporation, and the other half to the use of the informer.”
“II. And it be further ordained, That, should any slave or indented servant be guilty of any offence as above mentioned, such slave or indented servants shall be punished by lashes, not exceeding ten, unless the owner or owners of such slave or indented servant, shall pay the fine of two dollars, with costs, which is hereby imposed for every such offence.”
Ordinances of the Corporation of Georgetown: To Which are Prefixed, the Law for Laying Out the Town, the Original and Supplementary Charters, and Such Other Laws of Maryland and of the United States as Immediately Relate to the Town, (Washinton, D.C.: W.A. Rind, 1811), 95. An Ordinance to prevent shooting with guns, or other fire-arms, passed 24 Oct., 1801.