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W. H. Gaylord, Standing Rules of Order of the Cleveland City Council: With a Catalogue of the Mayors and Councils of the City of Cleveland, from Its Organization, April, 1836, to April, 1871, and Officers of the City Government for 1872 Page 101, Image 124 (1872) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.




[Ordinances of the City of Cleveland,] An Ordinance to Prevent the Firing of Guns and Fire-works, § 1. Be it ordained by the City Council of the City of Cleveland, That no person shall fire any cannon, gun, rifle, pistol, or fire-arms of any kind, or fire or explode any squib, rocket, cracker, Roman candle, or other combustible fire-works within the city. § 2. This ordinance shall not apply to any military company, when drilling under command of any officer thereof, or to the use of fire-arms in the lawful defense of the person, family or property of any person, or to the killing of any dog whose owner or possessor has not complied with the provisions of the ordinance relating to dogs. § 3. The board of city improvements may, at its discretion, give permission to any person or persons to discharge fire-arms or fire-works on the fourth day of July; such permission may be given through any public paper of the city, or otherwise. § 4. That any person violating any provision of this ordinance shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding twenty dollars.