Guy Ashton Brown, The Compiled Statutes of the State of Nebraska, Comprising All Laws of a General Nature in Force July 1, 1881 Page 666, Image 674 (1881) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Carrying Concealed Weapons, § 25. Whoever shall carry a weapon or weapons, concealed on or about his person, such as a pistol, bowie-knife, dirk, or any other dangerous weapon, on conviction of the first offense shall be fined not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not more than thirty days, and for the second offense not exceeding one hundred dollars or imprisoned in the county jail not more than three months, or both, a the discretion of the court; Provided, however, If it shall be proved from the testimony on the trial of any such case, that the accused was, at the time of carrying any weapon or weapons as aforesaid, engaged in the pursuit of any lawful business, calling or employment, and the circumstances in which he was placed at the time aforesaid were such as to justify a prudent man in carrying the weapon or weapons aforesaid, for the defense of his person, property or family, the accused shall be acquitted.