Meinrad Greiner, Laws and Ordinances, Ordained and Established by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Commonalty, of the City of New-York, in Common Council Convened for the Good Rule and Government of the Inhabitants and Residents of the Said City Second Edition Page 25-26, Image 25-26 (1799) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

  • Year:
  • 1799

Ordinances of the City of New York, To Regulate the Keeping of Gun-powder in the City of New York: Whereas the better to secure the inhabitants of the city of New York from the dangers they have been exposed to by large quantities of gun powder being kept in houses, shops and stores within the said city, a suitable and convenient magazine or powder house is erected and built at Inclemberg in the seventh ward for the reception of all the gunpowder which is or shall be imported into the said city: Therefore, Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen and Commonality of the City of New York in Common council convened, That no person or persons shall keep in any house, shop store house or other place within two miles of the city hall of the said city (Magazines of powder of the United States or of this state only excepted) any more or greater quantity of gun powder at one time than twenty-eight pounds, and that in four separate stone jugs or in tin canisters, each of which shall not contain more than seven pounds weight of gun-powder, under the penalty of twelve dollars and fifty cents for every offense.