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Year: 1823

1823 Ohio Laws 57, Local Acts vol. 22, An Act to Incorporate the Town of Wooster in the County of Wayne, ch. 38, § 10.

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. . . they shall have power . . . to impose a fine of not more than five dollars for shooting a gun or running a horse, within said town.

The Acts of Assembly Incorporating the City of St. Louis, and the Ordinances of the City, Which are Now in Force Page 35, Image 35 (1828) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of St. Louis,] An Ordinance Containing Regulations as to Gun Powder, § 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and board of Aldermen of the city of St. Louis, That no store or shopkeeper, or other person or persons, shall keep, at t...

[Ordinances of the City of St. Louis,] An Ordinance Containing Regulations as to Gun Powder, § 1. Be it ordained by the Mayor and board of Aldermen of the city of St. Louis, That no store or shopkeeper, or other person or persons, shall keep, at the same time, in any house, shop, store, cellar or warehouse, or in any boat, more than thirty pounds of gunpowder, within the limits of the City. § 2. And be it further ordained, That the aforesaid quantity of powder allowed to be kept within the limits of the city, shall be kept in close kegs or canisters, and be kept in a good and safe place. § 3. And be it further ordained, That if any person or persons shall offend against, or violate this ordinance, he, she, or they, so offending, shall, upon conviction thereof, pay a fine of twenty dollars. § 4. And be it further ordained, That no boat owner, shall be allowed to keep more than one keg of powder on board his boat, within three days of his arrival, and shall be liable to the same fine as if the powder had been kept in any store or ware-house. § 5. And be it further ordained, That the Mayor or any Alderman, is hereby authorized, as often as he shall be informed, upon oath, of probable cause to suspect any person or persons whomsoever, of concealing or keeping within the said city, any quantity of gunpowder over and above thirty pounds, as aforesaid, to issue a search warrant to examine into the truth of such allegation or suspicion, and search any place whatever therein.

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The Act of Incorporation, and the Ordinances and Regulations of the Town of Marietta, Washington County, Ohio Page 17-18, Image 17-18 (1837) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Marietta, Ohio; An Ordinance For Preventing the Wanton Use of Fire Arms, Etc., § 1. Be it ordained by the Town of Marietta, in Town meeting legally assembled, and by the authority thereof it is ordained and enacted , That if any per...

[Ordinances of Marietta, Ohio; An Ordinance For Preventing the Wanton Use of Fire Arms, Etc., § 1. Be it ordained by the Town of Marietta, in Town meeting legally assembled, and by the authority thereof it is ordained and enacted , That if any person, after this ordinance takes effect, shall discharge or explode, or aid or assist in discharging or exploding any gun powder, from guns, fire arms, or by any other means, within the limits of the town plot of Marietta, where by the quiet of any of the inhabitants may be disturbed, or their lives and safety endangered (unless such firing shall by authorized by permission in writing from the town council then in office, or by the command of some military officer in discharge of his duty as such,) the person so offending may be complained of before any justice of the peace for the town and upon conviction, shall be fined by such justice not than less one dollar (sic), nor more than five dollars for the first offence, and for the second and all subsequent offences against this ordinance, such person shall be fined not less than five, nor more than ten dollars, and pay all costs, to be collected as other penalties by law are. . .

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Ordinances, of the Town of Columbia, (S. C.) Passed Since the Incorporation of Said Town: To Which are Prefixed, the Acts of the General Assembly, for Incorporating the Said Town, and Others in Relation Thereto Page 75-76, Image 75-76 (1823) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the Town of Columbia, An Ordinance to Prohibit the Keeping of more gun powder in the town of Columbia than a certain quantity, and for other purposes therein mentioned (1820). Be it ordained by the Intendant and Wardens of the town of Col...

Ordinances of the Town of Columbia, An Ordinance to Prohibit the Keeping of more gun powder in the town of Columbia than a certain quantity, and for other purposes therein mentioned (1820). Be it ordained by the Intendant and Wardens of the town of Columbia, and it is hereby ordained by the authority of the same, That from and after the first day of July next, no merchant, retailer, dealer in powder, or any person or persons whatever, within the said town, shall retain, keep or have in his, her or their possession, at any time, a greater quantity of gunpowder than fifty pounds weight. And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That it shall be the duty , and lawful for the fire-masters, or any two of them, as also for the town marshal, on information given to them, or the same coming to their knowledge, by any means whatever, of a greater quantity of gunpowder than fifty pounds weight, being in the possession of, or within the enclosure of any person or persons whatsoever, to enter into the enclosures of any person or persons whatsoever, to enter into the enclosures house or houses, out-houses, stables, and yards f every owner or tenant of the same within the town of Columbia, and enquire, search and examine if any greater quantity than fifty pounds weight are lodged or contained in any such place within the said town; and, if upon such information, examination or search, the said fire-masters or town marshal shall have just grounds to suspect, or be satisfied that a greater quantity of gunpowder than is allowed by this ordinance, is lodged or contained in any such place or places aforesaid, they are hereby required, immediately thereupon, to give information thereof to the intendant and wardens of the said town. And be it further ordained by the authority aforesaid, That all and every owner or tenant of such house or houses, places or enclosures, after being duly summoned to appear before the intendant and wardens, and upon a conviction of each and every such offence, as is prohibited by this ordinance, shall be subject to a fine not exceeding twenty dollars. Provided nevertheless, That if any person or persons shall erect or build such a building or buildings within the limits of the said town, in which gunpowder may be lodged or deposited, without endangering the said town, or the property of any of the citizens thereof, and to be approved by the said fire-masters and the intendant and wardens, that then such building or buildings shall exempt the proprietors or owners who have gun-powder deposited therein, form the fines by this ordinance imposed, except as before excepted.

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1823 N.H. Laws 73-74, An Act to Establish a System of Police in the Town of Portsmouth, and for Other Purposes, ch. 34, § 4.

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That if any person or persons shall within the compact part of the town of Portsmouth, that is to say, within one mile of the courthouse, fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol or other fire arms, or beat any drum, (except by command of a military o...

That if any person or persons shall within the compact part of the town of Portsmouth, that is to say, within one mile of the courthouse, fire or discharge any cannon, gun, pistol or other fire arms, or beat any drum, (except by command of a military officer, having authority therefor) or fire or discharge any rockets, squibs, crackers, or any preparation of gunpowder, (except by the permission of the police officers, or of a major part of them first had in writing) . . . every such person, for every such act shall be taken and deemed to be an offender against the police of Portsmouth, and shall be liable to the penalties hereinafter expressed.

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