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James M. Cunningham, The City Charter and the Revised Ordinances of the City of Peoria, Illinois; Also, the Original City Charter, and the Several Amendments Thereto, and the State Laws Relating to the City or Specially Affecting Its Interests; Together with the Rules of Order and Business for the Government of the City Council. Arranged, Revised, and Published, Under the Authority of the City Council, in the Year 1869 Page 254, Image 284 (1869) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.





Revised Ordinances [of the City of Peoria: Public Safety and Convenience], § 1. That it shall not be lawful for any person in said city, without permission from the mayor or superintendent of police, to fire or discharge any cannon, musket, rifle, fowling-piece, pistol, or other fire-arms or air guns, except it is done in cases of necessity, or in the performance of a public act of lawful duty, or by military companies when on parade or in the discharge of duty; and every person violating the provisions of this section shall, on conviction, forfeit and pay not less than one dollar nor more than one hundred dollars for every offense.