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John C. White, Digest of the Laws and Ordinances of the Parish of East Feliciana, Adopted by the Police Jury of the Parish Page 80, Image 82 (1848) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances for the Better Regulation of Clinton, Police Jury, September Session, 1847, § 1. Be it Resolved, That shooting of guns, pistols, or any other fire arms within the limits of the town of Clinton, except in extreme cases, such as shooting a mad dog running at large, is expressly forbidden, and whosoever shall be guilty of shooting a gun, pistol or other fire arms within said limits without a good excuse for so doing, which excuse shall be judged of by the magistrate, shall pay a fine of ten dollars, to be recovered before any Justice of the Peace of the ward wherein he resides, if residing in the Parish, and if he has no fixed residence, then before any Justice of the fifth ward, in the name of the Parish and for the use thereof, and shall moreover pay all costs.