Laws, Statutes, Ordinances and Constitutions, Ordained, Made and Established, by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, of the City of New York, Convened in Common-Council, for the Good Rule and Government of the Inhabitants and Residents of the Said City Page 39, Image 40 (1763) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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  • 1763

A Law for the Better Securing of the City of New York from the Danger of Gun Powder. Be it therefore ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York, convened in Common Council, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, the from and after the publication hereof, no person or persons whatsoever inhabiting within the said city, within two miles of the city-hall of the said city, shall presume to keep in any house, shop, cellar, store-house, or other place within the said city (his majesty’s garrison and magazine only excepted) any more or greater quantity of gunpowder at one time, than twenty-eight pounds weight (except in the magazines or powder house aforesaid) under the penalty of ten pounds current money of New York, for every offense.