Of disorderly Practices on Public Occasions and Holydays, and in Taverns and Vessels.—(Sec. 3-7.)
§ 3. No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, rockets, squib, cracker, or other firework, within a quarter of a mile of any building, on the twenty-fifth day of December, on the last day of December, on the first day of January, or on the twenty-second day of February, in any year; nor on the fourth day of July or such other day as shall at any time be celebrated as the anniversary of American independence, without the order of some officer of the militia, while in the course of military exercises. Every person offending against these provisions shall forfeit the sum of ten dollars, to be recovered by any person who will prosecute in the name of the superintendents of the poor of the county with their consent and under their direction, for the use of the poor.”
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Revised Statutes of the State of Mississippi (Jackson, MI: G. R. & J. S. Fall, State Printers, 1836), 453-454.