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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 11, Image 12 (1763) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

Ordinances of the City of New York, § VI. And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That if any Children, Youth, apprentices, Servants, or other persons, do fire and discharge any gun, pistol, leaden-gun, rockets, crackers, squibs, or other fire works, at any mark, or at random against any fence, pales or other place in any street, lane or alley, or within any orchard, garden or other inclosure, or in any place where persons frequent to walk, such person so offending shall forfeit for every such offense, the sum of forty shillings, current money of New York; and on refusal to pay the same, shall be committed to the House of Correction, at the discretion of the Mayor, recorder or aldermen, or any one of them before whom such offender shall be convicted, there to remain committed, not exceeding Twenty days; unless such forfeiture as aforesaid, be sooner paid with the lawful fees of commitment; one half thereof to the informer with costs, and the other half to the church wardens of this City, for the use of the poor thereof.