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Henry Dutton, A Revision of Swift’s Digest of the Laws of Connecticut. Also, Practice, Forms and Precedents, in Connecticut Page 564, Image 565 (Vol 1, 1871) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Of Trespass on the Case. A person, before he trusts a gun with an incautious person, is bound to render it perfectly innoxious. Where the defendant negligently and imprudently entrusted a loaded gun to a young mulatto girl, who discharged it against the son of the plaintiff, and severely wounded him by which the plaintiff lost his service and was put to great expense for his cure, the defendant was subjected to 100 pounds damages.