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General Laws of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations to Which are Prefixed the Constitutions of the United States and of the State Page 1010, Image 1026 (1896) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Offences Against Public Policy, § 25. Whenever any person shall be arrested charged with any crime or misdemeanor, or for being drunk or disorderly, or for any breach of the peace, and shall have concealed upon his person any of the weapons mentioned in section twenty-three, such person, upon complaint and conviction, in addition to the penalties provided in section twenty-four, shall be subject to a fine of not less than five dollars nor more than twenty-five dollars, and the confiscation of the weapon so found.