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William G. Bishop, Charter of the City of Brooklyn, Passed June 28, 1873. As Subsequently Amended. With the Charter of April 17, 1854, and the Amendments Thereto, and Other Laws Relating to Said City. Also, the Ordinances of the Common Council of the City of Brooklyn, as Codified and Revised and Adopted Dec.10, 1877 Page 192, Image 196 (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of Brooklyn, Miscellaneous Provisions,] § 15. It shall not be lawful for any person to have kegs of gunpowder, or cause to be kept in any store, storehouse, manufactory or other building within the city of Brooklyn, any quantity of gunpowder exceeding twenty-five pounds in weight, under the penalty of the forfeiture of the gun-powder and an additional penalty of fifty dollars; and all gunpowder which may be kept in any building within said city shall be kept in tin canisters, and said canisters shall, at all times, be kept securely closed, except when necessary for its delivery on sale.