Joel Parker, The General Statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts: Revised by Commissioners Appointed under a Resolve of February 16, 1856, Amended by the Legislature, and Passed December 28, 1859. to Which the Constitutions of the United States and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are Prefixed; and a List of Acts Previously Repealed, a Glossary, and Index, are Added Page 107, Image 122 (1859) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Militia -- Discipline, &c. § 113. A soldier who unnecessarily, or without order from a superior officer, comes to any parade, with his musket, rifle, or pistol, loaded with ball, slug, or shot, or so loads the same while on parade, or unnecessarily, or without order from a superior officer, discharges the same when going to, returning from, or upon parade, shall forfeit not less than five nor more than twenty dollars, to be recovered on complaint of the clerk, one-half to his use and one-half to the use of commanding officer.