The Charter and Ordinances of the City of Providence, with the Acts of the General Assembly Relating to the City Page 60, Image 61 (1835) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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  • 1835

An Act to Prevent the Firing of Guns within Certain Limits, § 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly and by the authority thereof it is enacted, That if any person shall fire or discharge any musket, rifle, fowling piece, blunderbuss or other small arms, not being at the time under military duty, within the following limits viz: the whole city of Providence, excepting the public waters and public rivers therein; also such parts of the town of Cranston and Johnston as are contained with the following limits to wit: beginning in Pawtuxet road at the Providence line, thence running Southerly on said Pawtuxet road, until it comes to a cross road heading to Cranston . . . , except upon land owned or occupied by him, or except on other days than the first day of the week, by permission of the owner or occupant of the land, on, and into which he may shoot, he shall pay as a fine the sum of five dollars for the first offence, and ten dollars for every subsequent offence; to be recovered by action of debt before any justice of the peace within the county in which said offence may be committed, by any person who may sue for the same with cost of suit. § 2. And be it further enacted, That nothing in this Act contained, shall affect the right of any person who may sustain damages by the offence aforesaid, to sue for and recover the same; and all prosecutions under this Act, shall be commenced within thirty days of the commission of the alleged offence, and not afterwards.