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Newport (R.I.). Charter of the City of Newport, R.I., And the Special State Laws Relating Thereto, Together With the Ordinances for the Government of the City. Newport, 1858.

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Newport RI 1858Sec. 11. And be it further enacted, That no person whosoever shall fire a gun or other fire-works within one hundred yards of the said powder-house, upon the penalty of two dollars for every such offense, to be recovered by the town treasurer for the use of said town.
Sec. 12. And be it further enacted, That no ship or vessel having more than five barrels of gunpowder on board, shall come to anchor in the harbor of Newport, anywhere to the eastward of Goat Island, and lie there more than twenty-four hours, after notice and warning shall be given by the president of the town council . . .