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William A Hotchkiss, A Codification of the Statute Law of Georgia, Including the English Statutes of Force: In Four Parts. To Which is Prefixed a Collection of State Papers, of English, American, and State Origin; Together with an Appendix, and Index Page 763, Image 782 (1845) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Fraudulent or Malicious Mischief. § 23. Punishment for deer-hunting by fire-light. Any person or persons who shall hunt with a gun by fire-light, or kill any deer so hunting by fire-light, in the night-time, without his or her own enclosures, any such person or persons being convicted, upon the oath of one or more credible witnesses, before any justice of the peace for the county where such offence shall be committed, shall for every such offence, forfeit and pay not exceeding the sum of five pounds; one half thereof shall be paid to the informer or informers, and the other half into the clerk’s office of the inferior court, and to be applied to the use of the poor of the county where such offence shall be committed.