The Documentary History Of The State Of New - York Page 222-223, Image 228-229 (1849) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

  • Year:
  • 1690

[By the Court of Albany, etc. (1690) Whereas diverse persons daily waste powder which is of such necessary use for defense of this City and County of Albany, and although many have been advertised thereof yet persist in the same: These are in his majesty’s name to prohibit all persons whatsoever within the same city and county to burn any powder unless to kill provision, or for his majesty’s service and benefit of the place aforesaid, upon pain of paying for every shot or discharging of gun or pistol (contrary to the intent of this order) six shillings current money of this province of New York, or corporal punishment at discretion.]