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Year: 1818

Militia, in Henry S. Geyer, Digest of the Laws of Missouri Territory, at 281 (1818).

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Each militia man shall provide himself, with-in one month from the date of his enrollment with a good musket, a sufficient bayonet and belt, or a fusil, two spare flints, a knapsack and pouch with a box there-in to contain twentyfour cartridges suited ...

Each militia man shall provide himself, with-in one month from the date of his enrollment with a good musket, a sufficient bayonet and belt, or a fusil, two spare flints, a knapsack and pouch with a box there-in to contain twentyfour cartridges suited to the bore of his musket or fusil, each cartridge to contain a pro-per quantity of powder and ball: or a good rifle, knap-sack, pouch and powder horn with twenty balls suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of powe-der. Every enrolled person shall appear so armed, ac-toutred and provided when called out to muster or into service; except that it shall not be necessary to appear on the parade with knapsacks when called out for ex-ercise only. The commissioned officers of infantry when on duty for parade, exercise, inspection or service shall wear the uniform of the United States, and be severally armed with a sword or hanger; and the pla-toon officers. in addition to the sword or hanger, shall also be provided with an espontoon. And every officer ‘whose duty requires him to be mounted shall be armed with a sword or hanger and a pair of pistols. Every person so providing himself with arms, ammunition and accoutrements required as aforesaid shall hold the same exempt of suits, distresses, executions or sales for debt or damages or for the payment of taxes.

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Act Incorporating the City of Cincinnati, and the Ordinances of Said City Now in Force Page 44, Image 44 (1828) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of Cincinnati,] An Ordinance to Prohibit Shooting within the Bounds of the Corporation. Be it and it is hereby ordained by the Town Council of the town of Cincinnati, That each and every person who shall shoot , or fire off, any...

[Ordinances of the City of Cincinnati,] An Ordinance to Prohibit Shooting within the Bounds of the Corporation. Be it and it is hereby ordained by the Town Council of the town of Cincinnati, That each and every person who shall shoot , or fire off, any rifle, musket, fowling piece, pistol, or any other fire arms, or discharge squibs, crackers, or any other fire works within the bounds of the Corporation, he or she shall, on conviction thereof before the Mayor forfeit and pay to the said Mayor for the use of the Corporation, for each and every such offence, a sum not less than Two Dollars, nor more than Ten Dollars, to be collected in the same manner that other fines are collected. Provided always, That nothing contained in this Ordinance shall be so construed as to operate on persons who may discharge fire arms while performing military exercises, salutes at the arrival and departure of vessels on the river, necessary discharges of loaded arms or ordinance, squibs, crackers, or other fire works, in the proper situations, in commemoration of extraordinary events.

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1818 Vt. Acts & Resolves 64, § 42

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That no non-commissioned officer, private or citizen shall unnecessarily fire a gun, single musket or pistol in any public road or near any house, or place of parade,on the evening preceding, on the day or evening of the same, on which any troop compan...

That no non-commissioned officer, private or citizen shall unnecessarily fire a gun, single musket or pistol in any public road or near any house, or place of parade,on the evening preceding, on the day or evening of the same, on which any troop company, battalion or regiment shall be ordered to assemble for military duty…

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Henry S. Geyer, A Digest of the Laws of Missouri Territory. Comprising: An Elucidation of the Title of the United States to Louisiana:-Constitution of the United States:-Treaty of Session:-Organic Laws:-Laws of Missouri Territory, (Alphabetically Arranged):-Spanish Regulations for the Allotment of Lands:- Laws of the United States, for Adjusting Titles to Lands, &c. to Which are Added, a Variety of Forms, Useful to Magistrates Page 374, Image 386 (1818) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Slaves, § 3. No slave or mulatto whatsoever, shall keep or carry a gun, powder, shot, club or other weapon whatsoever, offensive or defensive; but all and every gun weapon and ammunition found in the possession or custody of any negro or mulatto, ...

Slaves, § 3. No slave or mulatto whatsoever, shall keep or carry a gun, powder, shot, club or other weapon whatsoever, offensive or defensive; but all and every gun weapon and ammunition found in the possession or custody of any negro or mulatto, may be seized by any person and upon due proof made before any justice of the peace of the district [county] where such seizure shall be, shall by his order be forfeited to the seizor, for his own use, and moreover, every such offender shall have and receive by order of such justice any number of lashes not exceeding thirty nine on his or her bare back well laid on for every such offence. § 4. Every free negro or mulatto, being a housekeeper may be permitted to keep one gun, powder and shot; and all negroes or mulattoes bond or free, living at any frontier plantation, may be permitted to keep and use guns, powder shot and weapons, offensive and defensive, by license from a justice of the peace of the district [county] wherein such plantation lies, to be obtained upon the application of free negroes or mulattoes or of the owners of such as are slaves.

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1817-18 Miss. Laws 220, Supplemental To An Act To Erect The Town Of Netchez Into A City To Incorporate The Same, § 2.

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That said president and select men, shall and may, from time to time, pass ordinances to regulate the keeping, carting and transporting gun powder or other combustible or dangerous materials[.]

1818 Vt. Acts & Resolves 64-65, An Act Regulating and Governing the Militia of This State, § 42.

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No noncommissioned officer, private or citizen shall unnecessarily fire a gun, single musket or pistol, in any public road, or near any house or place of parade, on the evening preceding, on the day or evening of the same, on which any troop company, b...

No noncommissioned officer, private or citizen shall unnecessarily fire a gun, single musket or pistol, in any public road, or near any house or place of parade, on the evening preceding, on the day or evening of the same, on which any troop company, battalion or regiment shall be ordered to assemble for military duty, unless embodied under the command of some commissioned officer; and if any non-commissioned officer, private or citizen, shall fire a musket, single gun or pistol, except as aforesaid, on the day or evening as aforesaid, without being embodied as aforesaid, he shall forfeit and pay a fine of two dollars for each and every such offence . . .

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