The Act of Incorporation, and the Ordinances and Regulations of the Town of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio Page 17-18, Image 17-18 (1837) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

  • Year:
  • 1823

[Ordinances of Marietta, Ohio; An Ordinance For Preventing the Wanton Use of Fire Arms, Etc., § 1. Be it ordained by the Town of Marietta, in Town meeting legally assembled, and by the authority thereof it is ordained and enacted , That if any person, after this ordinance takes effect, shall discharge or explode, or aid or assist in discharging or exploding any gun powder, from guns, fire arms, or by any other means, within the limits of the town plot of Marietta, where by the quiet of any of the inhabitants may be disturbed, or their lives and safety endangered (unless such firing shall by authorized by permission in writing from the town council then in office, or by the command of some military officer in discharge of his duty as such,) the person so offending may be complained of before any justice of the peace for the town and upon conviction, shall be fined by such justice not than less one dollar (sic), nor more than five dollars for the first offence, and for the second and all subsequent offences against this ordinance, such person shall be fined not less than five, nor more than ten dollars, and pay all costs, to be collected as other penalties by law are. . .