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Municipal Register of the City of Haverhill, Containing the City Charter, and Additional Legislation, Revised Ordinances of 1896, Rules and Orders of the City Council, Present and Past Town and City Officers, and Opinions Rendered by City Solicitors Page 155, Image 168 (1897) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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City Ordinances [of the City of Haverhill], Fire-Arms, § 1. No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, revolver or other fire-arms within the compact part of the city, under a penalty for every such offence, not exceeding twenty dollars; provided, however, that this section shall not apply to the use of such weapons at any military exercise or review, or in the lawful defence of the person, family, or property of any citizen.