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Year: 1822

John Gaston Aikin, A Digest of the Laws of the State of Alabama: Containing all the Statutes of a Public and General Nature, in Force at the Close of the Session of the General Assembly, in January, 1833. To Which are Prefixed, the Declaration of Independence; the Constitution of the United States; the Act to Enable the People of Alabama to Form a Constitution and State Government, &c.; and the Constitution of the State of Alabama. With an Appendix, and a Copious Index Page 201, Image 249 (1833) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources. [Last viewed 3 October 2014.]

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Fire-Hunting § 1. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to hunt with fire in the night-time ; and every person convicted thereof, shall forfeit and pay for every such offense, the sum of fifty dollars ; and half to go to the use of the ...

Fire-Hunting § 1. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to hunt with fire in the night-time ; and every person convicted thereof, shall forfeit and pay for every such offense, the sum of fifty dollars ; and half to go to the use of the informer, and the other half to go to the use of the county : Provided, that this act shall be construed only to embrace persons hunting deer with a gun and fire at night.

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The Charter of the City of Newport, R. I., and the Special State Laws Relating Thereto, Together with the Ordinances for the Government of the City.Page 39, Image 40 (1858) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the City of Newport. Gunpowder--Firemen. § 11. And be it further enacted, That no person whosoever shall fire a gun or other fire-works within one hundred yards of the said powder-house, upon the penalty of two dollars for every such...

Ordinances of the City of Newport. Gunpowder–Firemen. § 11. And be it further enacted, That no person whosoever shall fire a gun or other fire-works within one hundred yards of the said powder-house, upon the penalty of two dollars for every such offence, to be recovered by the town treasurer for the use of said town.

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1822 Mo. Laws 41-42, An Act To Incorporate Inhabitants Of The Town Of St. Louis, ยง 12.

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The Mayor and Board of Aldermen, shall have power by ordinance, to . . . regulate . . . the storage of gun powder, tar, pitch, rosin, hemp, cotton and other combustible materials[.]