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Charles L. Upham, The Charter and By-Laws of the City of Meriden. With Extracts from the Public and Private Acts of the State of Connecticut, Applicable to the City of Meriden; Together with Certain Votes of the Common Council; the Rules and Regulations of the Board of Water Commissioners, and of the Police Department; and the Rules of Order of the Common Council of the City of Meriden Page 135, Image 140 (1875) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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A by-law concerning the discharge of fire-arms and fire-works [, City of Meriden], § 1. Be it enacted by the Court of Common Council of the City of Meriden, § 1. That no person shall discharge any pistol, gun, cannon, or other fire-arm of any sort or description, within the limits of said city, unless on occasion of some public festivity, and then by permission of the mayor or one of the aldermen of said city, or unless on occasion of military exercises and parade, and then by order of some military officer; and whoever shall discharge any pistol, gun, cannon, or other fire-arm of any sort, contrary to the form and effect of this by-law, shall, for every such offense, forfeit and pay, for the use of the treasury of said city, a fine of five dollars.