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George W. Malambre, Laws and General Ordinances of the City of Dayton, Containing the Laws of the State upon Municipal Government; All the General Ordinances in Force August 30th, 1855; a List of the Officers of the City under the New Act of Incorporation, Together with the Amount of Taxes Levied in Each Year for General and Special Purposes, since 1851, and the Total Amount in Each Year, of Property Subject to Taxation Page 214, Image 219 (1855) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.



Ordinances of the City of Dayton. Offenses. § 38. Sec. XXXIX. If any person, or persons, shall fire any cannon, gun, or other firearms, within the bounds of the building lots, or cemetery ground in this city, or within one hundred yards of any public road, within this corporation, except by permission of council, and except in proper situations for firing salutes, or by command of a military officer in performance of military duty, every person, so offending, on conviction thereof, shall pay a fine not exceeding ten dollars, and costs.