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Samuel P. Church, The Revised Ordinances of the City of Quincy, Ill. to Which are Prefixed the Charter of the City of Quincy, and the Amendment Thereto Page 47, Image 47 (1841) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[An Ordinance Regulating the Police of the City of Quincy], § 5. Be it further ordained by the City Council of the City of Quincy, That no person shall, within the limits of said city, fire or discharge any cannon, musket, rifle, fowling piece, or other fire arms, or air-gun, except in cases of necessity, or in the performance of a public or lawful act of duty, or discharge or set of any cracker, rocket, torpedo, squib, or other fire works, within the limits of said city, without permission first obtained from the Mayor or one of the Aldermen, or Marshal of said city; and every person so offending shall forfeit and pay, for the use of said city, not less than one dollar, nor more than three dollars, for every such offense.