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Revised Ordinances of the City of Fort Worth, Texas, 1873-1884 Page 113-114, Image 111-112 (1885) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.




Ordinances of the City of Fort Worth. An Ordinance defining and punishing affrays and Disturbances of the Peace, . . .§ 2. If any person shall go into any public place, or into or near any private house, or along any public street or highway near any private house, and shall use loud and vociferous, or obscene, vulgar, or indecent language, or swear or curse, or expose his person, or rudely display any pistol or other deadly weapon in such public place, or upon such public street or highway, or near such private house, in a manner calculated to disturb the inhabitants thereof, he shall be fined in a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars. § 3. A public place, within the meaning of the two preceding sections, is any public road, street or alley, inn, tavern, store, grocery, workshop, or any place to which people resort for purposes of business, recreation, or amusement.