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Year: 1827

An Act to prevent Indians from roaming at large throught the Territory, in Compilation of the Public Acts of the Legislative Council of the Territory of Florida, Passed Prior to 1840, at 46 (John P. Duval ed., 1839)

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Sec. 1. Be it enacted . . . If any male Indian, of the years of discretion, venture to roam or ramble beyond the boundary lines of the reservations which have been assigned to the tribe or nation to which said Indian belongs, it shall and may be lawful...

Sec. 1. Be it enacted . . . If any male Indian, of the years of discretion, venture to roam or ramble beyond the boundary lines of the reservations which have been assigned to the tribe or nation to which said Indian belongs, it shall and may be lawful for any person or persons to apprehend, seize, and take said Indian, and carry him before some justice of the peace, who is hereby authorized, impowered, and required, to direct . . . not exceeding thirty-nine stripes . . . moreover, to cause the gun of said Indian (if he has one) to be taken from him, and deposited with the colonel of the county, or captain of the district, in which said Indian may be taken, subject to the order of the super-intendent of Indian affairs. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That no general license to roam, or remain out of said limits, for the purpose of hunting, shall be received by said justice as an excuse of any Indian, when found without his assigned limits.

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Charter and By-Laws of the City of New Haven, November, 1848 Page 48-49, Image 48-49 (1848) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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A By-Law Relative to the Storage and Sale of Gunpowder. Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the city of New Haven, in Court of Common Council assembled, 1st. That hereafter no person or persons shall, within the limits hereafte...

A By-Law Relative to the Storage and Sale of Gunpowder. Be it ordained by the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the city of New Haven, in Court of Common Council assembled, 1st. That hereafter no person or persons shall, within the limits hereafter described, either directly or indirectly, sell and deliver any gunpowder, or have, store, or keep any quantity of gunpowder greater than one pound weight, without having obtained a license for that purpose from said Court of Common Council, in the manner herein prescribed. Provided, that nothing in this by-law contained shall be construed to prevent any person or persons from having or keeping in his or their possession, a greater quantity of powder than one pound weight, during any military occasion or public celebration, while acting under any military commander, and in obedience to his orders, or under permission and authority therefor, first had and obtained of the Mayor or some one of the Aldermen of said city. Provided also, That any person or persons purchasing gunpowder, shall be allowed between the rising and setting of the sun, sufficient time to transport the same from any place without said limits, through said limits to any place without the same. 2d. The Court of Common Council aforesaid, shall have power, on application to them made, to grant and give any meet person or persons a license to sell gunpowder, and for that purpose to have, store, and keep gunpowder in quantity not exceeding at any one time seven pounds weight, and that well secured in a tin canister or canisters, and at such place or places within said limits and for such term of time, not exceeding one year, as said Court shall deem fit; which license shall be signed by the Clerk of said Court, and shall be in the form following, viz — Whereas the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council of the City of New Haven, in Court of Common Council convened, have approved of ___, as a suitable and proper person to keep, store, and sell gunpowder within the City of New Haven: We do therefore give license to said ____, to sell gunpowder at (describe the place) and for the purpose aforesaid, to have, keep, and store in said building any quantity of gunpowder not exceeding at any one time seven pounds weight, until the ___ day of ___. Dated, Signed per order, A.B., Clerk. For which license the person receiving the same shall pay the City Clerk twenty-five cents; and the same shall be by said Clerk recorded at full length. And before any license shall be given as aforesaid, the person or persons receiving the same shall pay to the Clerk aforementioned, for the use of said city, a sum after the rate of five dollars per annum. 3d. Before any shall proceed to sell or to store or keep gun-powder by virtue of any such license so given as aforesaid, such person shall put in a conspicuous place upon the front part of the building in which such powder is to be stored or sold, a sign, with the following words plainly and legibly inscribed thereon, viz., “Licensed to keep Powder,” and shall continue the same during the time he shall keep, store, or sell gunpowder in said building. 4th section repealed. 5th. That no person or persons shall put or receive or have any quantity of gunpowder on board of any steamboat, for transportation therein in any of the waters within the limits of said city. 6th. If any person shall sell, keep, or store any gunpowder within the limits aforesaid, contrary to the true intent and spirit of this by-law, or without complying with all the pre-requisites enjoined thereby; or if any person or persons shall put or receive, or have on board of any steamboat for transportation on any of the waters within the limits of said city, any quantity of gunpowder, such person or persons shall forfeit and pay the sum of thirty-four dollars, one half to him who shall give information, and the other half to the use of the city.

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By-Laws and Ordinances of the City of Pittsburgh, and the Acts of Assembly Relating Thereto; with Notes and References to Judicial Decisions Thereon, and an Appendix, Relating to Several Subjects Connected with the Laws and Police of the City Corporation Page 187-188; Image 189-190 (P1828) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Pittsburgh, PA. An Additional Ordinance “for the suppression of nuisances and enforcing useful regulations within the city of Pittsburgh.”, . . . § 2. That if any person shall fire off or discharge wantonly and without r...

[Ordinances of Pittsburgh, PA. An Additional Ordinance “for the suppression of nuisances and enforcing useful regulations within the city of Pittsburgh.”, . . . § 2. That if any person shall fire off or discharge wantonly and without reasonable cause, any gun, pistol, fowling piece, or any other fire-arms, at any place or from any house, within the city, or in any of the streets, alleys or highways of the said city, such person shall forfeit and pay for every such offence the sum of five dollars. § 3. That if any person shall, without any reasonable cause, allow or permit any person to fire off or discharge, at or from his or her house, in the said city, any gun, pistol, or other fire arms, every such person shall forfeit and pay, for every such offence, the sum of five dollars.]

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1827 Del. Laws 153, An Act Concerning Crimes And Offenses Committed By Slaves, And For, The Security Of Slaves Properly Demeaning Themselves, ch. 6, ยง 8.

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That is any negro or mulatto slave shall join, or be willingly present at any riot, rout or unlawful assembly, or shall commit an assault and battery upon any white person, or shall without special permission of his or her master or mistress, presume t...

That is any negro or mulatto slave shall join, or be willingly present at any riot, rout or unlawful assembly, or shall commit an assault and battery upon any white person, or shall without special permission of his or her master or mistress, presume to carry any gun, pistol, sword, dirk, or other unusual or dangerous weapon or arms; every negro or mulatto slave so offending, and being thereof convicted before any Justice of the Peace for the county, in which the offence shall be committed, shall be whipped with not less than ten nor more than forty lashes, publically upon the bare back.

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