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Year: 1775

The Public Records Of The Colony Of Connecticut. Hartford, 1890 Page 190-192, Image 194-196, available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act for Encouraging the Manufacture of Salt Petre and Gun Powder. . .Be it enacted, That no salt petre, nitre or gun-powder made and manufactured, or that shall be made and manufactured in this Colony, shall be exported out of the same by land or wa...

An Act for Encouraging the Manufacture of Salt Petre and Gun Powder. . .Be it enacted, That no salt petre, nitre or gun-powder made and manufactured, or that shall be made and manufactured in this Colony, shall be exported out of the same by land or water without the license of the General Assembly or his Honor the Governor and Committee of Safety, under the penalty of twenty pounds for every hundred weight of such salt petre, ntire or gun-powder, and proportionately for a greater or lesser quantity so without license exported; to be recovered by bill, plaint, or information, in any court of record in this Colony by law proper to take cognizance thereof. . . Be it further enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no powder-mill shall be erected in this Colony for the manufacture of gun-powder without the license of the general assembly, or in their recess the Governor and Council, first had and obtained under the penalty of thirty pounds for every such offence; to be recovered as the other forgoing personalities in this act are above directed to be recovered.

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1775 Conn. Acts 413, An Act for Supplying the Troops Ordered to be Raised for the Special Defense and Safety of this Colony, with Necessary Fire Arms.

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. . . And if it shall so happen, that a sufficient supply of Arms cannot be procured in the several Methods before directed, then sufficient Arms to make good the Deficiency, shall be impressed, completely to arm and equip said Inhabitants that shall s...

. . . And if it shall so happen, that a sufficient supply of Arms cannot be procured in the several Methods before directed, then sufficient Arms to make good the Deficiency, shall be impressed, completely to arm and equip said Inhabitants that shall so enlist as aforesaid; the said impress to be limited only to the Arms belonging to House-holders and other persons not on the militia roll; And that every Person from whom any Gun shall be impressed as aforesaid, shall be paid for the Use of such Gun the Sum of Four Shillings, and in Case of Loss, shall be paid the just Values of said Gun, deducing the sum of Four Shillings, aforesaid.

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1775 Mass. Acts 15, An Act For Forming And Regulating The Militia Within The Colony Of The Massachusetts Bay, In New England, And For Repealing All The Laws Heretofore Made For That Purpose, ch. 1, ยงยงย 1,7,9.

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§ 1. . . That that part of the militia of this Colony, commonly called the Training-Band, shall be constituted of all the able-bodied male persons therein, from sixteen years old to fifty [excepting Quakers and others]. . . § 7. . . That each...

§ 1. . . That that part of the militia of this Colony, commonly called the Training-Band, shall be constituted of all the able-bodied male persons therein, from sixteen years old to fifty [excepting Quakers and others]. . . § 7. . . That each and every officer, and private soldier of said militia, not under the controul of parents, master, or gaurdians, and being of sufficient ability therefor, in the judgement of the select-men if the town wherein he has his usual place of abode, shall equip himself, and be constantly provided with a good firearm. . . § 9 . . . That the clerk of each and every company of said militia, shall . . . take an exact list of his company, and of each man’s equipment respectively. . .

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