Revised Statutes of the State of Delaware, of Eighteen Hundred and Fifty-two, as They Have since been Amended, Together with the Additional Laws of a Public and General Nature, Which Have been Enacted since the Publication of the Revised Code of Eighteen Fifty-Two, to the Year of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seventy-Four; to Which are Added, the Constitution of the United States and of This State, the Declaration of Independence, and Appendix Page 249, Image 313 (1874) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Laws of Delaware, Town Regulations, § 5. If any person shall discharge a gun, or pistol, within any town, or village, in this State, or within one quarter a mile of the center thereof, or within one hundred yards of a mill-dam, upon which is a public road, he shall forfeit and pay, for the use of the poor of the county, five dollars for each offence; and upon judgment for such forfeiture, the defendant shall be committed to the public jail of the county until it is paid. But this section shall not apply to the discharging a gun, or pistol, on any day of public rejoicing; or where it is authorized by law, or required by necessity.