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Year: 1824

George Poindexter, The Revised Code of the Laws of Mississippi: In Which are Comprised All Such Acts of the General Assembly, of a Public Nature, as were in Force at the End of the Year 1823: with a General Index Page 608, Image 612 (1824) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Summary of Private and Local Acts[, Port Gibson] . . . . Said president and selectmen may pass ordinances to regulate the keeping, carting and transporting gunpowder, or other combustible or dangerous materials, and, the use of lights in stables, to re...

Summary of Private and Local Acts[, Port Gibson] . . . . Said president and selectmen may pass ordinances to regulate the keeping, carting and transporting gunpowder, or other combustible or dangerous materials, and, the use of lights in stables, to remove or prevent the construction of any fireplace, hearth or chimney, stoves, ovens, boilers, kettles or apparatus used in any house, building, manufactory or business which may be dangerous in causing or promoting fires; to appoint one or more officers, at reasonable times, to enter into and examine all dwelling houses, lots, yards and buildings, in order to discover whether any of them are in a dangerous state. . .

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Laws of the State of New-York, Relating to the City of Schenectady: And the Laws and Ordinances of the Common Council of the City of Schenectady Page 58, Image 58 (1824) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of Schenectady,] XI. And be it further ordained, That if any person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, rocket, cracker, squib or other fire works, in any street, lane or alley, or in any yard, garden or other enclosure, or...

[Ordinances of the City of Schenectady,] XI. And be it further ordained, That if any person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, rocket, cracker, squib or other fire works, in any street, lane or alley, or in any yard, garden or other enclosure, or in any place which persons frequent to walk within the limits aforesaid, without permission of the mayor or one of the aldermen or assistants of this city, such person shall forfeit for every such offence the sum of one dollar…

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Zephaniah Swift, The Public Statute Laws of the State of Connecticut, as Revised and Enacted by the General Assembly, in May, 1821, with the Acts of the Three Subsequent Sessions Incorporated; to Which is Prefixed the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of Connecticut Page 105, Image 117 (1824) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes and Punishments. § 52. And be it further enacted, that if any person shall challenge the person of another, or shall accept any such challenge, to fight at sword, pistol, rapier, or other dangerous weapons, such person, so challenging or ac...

Crimes and Punishments. § 52. And be it further enacted, that if any person shall challenge the person of another, or shall accept any such challenge, to fight at sword, pistol, rapier, or other dangerous weapons, such person, so challenging or accepting, being thereof duly convicted, shall forfeit and pay, for every such offence, the sum of three thousand dollars, and shall, also, find sufficient sureties, to the acceptance of the court having cognizance of the offence, for his good behavior, during life; and such person shall, forever after such conviction, be disabled from holding any office of profit or honor, under this state; and if such convict shall be unable, or neglect to pay said forfeiture, he shall be imprisoned, in a common gaol, for the term of one year.

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An Act of Incorporation for that Part of the Northern Liberties, Lying between the Middle of Sixth Street and the River Delaware, and between Vine Street and Cohocksink Creek, with Ordinances for the Improvement of the Same Page 51, Image 52 (1824) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[An Ordinance for the Suppression of Nuisance, and for the regulation of drivers of carriages and horses, in and through the streets, lanes and alleys, within the incorporated part of the township of the Northern Liberties, and for enforcing useful reg...

[An Ordinance for the Suppression of Nuisance, and for the regulation of drivers of carriages and horses, in and through the streets, lanes and alleys, within the incorporated part of the township of the Northern Liberties, and for enforcing useful regulations therein.] § 8. And be it further ordained and enacted by the authority aforesaid, That no person or persons shall fire, or discharge any cannon, or piece of artillery, or small arms, or prove any pistol, gun, musket barrels, or cannon, or illuminate, or cause to be illuminated, any house within the regulated parts, incorporated as aforesaid, in said township, without permission from the president of the board of commissioners, under the penalty of forfeiting and paying for every piece of cannon or other artillery, or small arms, or pistol, gun, or musket barrel so fired, or house so illuminated, the sum of two dollars.

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