“8. It shall not be lawful for any person to have or keep any quantity of Gunpowder, exceeding twenty-eight pounds, in any house, store, building, or other place within the limits of the City. And all Gunpowder which shall be kept in the City, shall be kept in tin canisters, which shall not contain more than seven pounds each, under a penalty of Five Dollars for each offence.”
The Charter And Ordinances Of The City of Paterson (Paterson, NJ: T. Warren, Printer, Van Houten Street, 1851), 31-32. An Ordinance Concerning Police, §8.