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Year: 1831

Oliver H. Prince, A Digest of the Laws of the State of Georgia: Containing all Statutes and the Substance of all Resolutions of a General and Public Nature, and now in Force, which have been Passed in this State, Previous to the Session of the General Assembly of Dec. 1837 Page 619, Image 619 (1837) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act to Regulate the transportation of gunpowder and to authorize the forfeiture of such as shall be transported in violation of the provisions of this act (1831) #20, § 1. From and after the passage of this act, it shall be the duty of all owne...

An Act to Regulate the transportation of gunpowder and to authorize the forfeiture of such as shall be transported in violation of the provisions of this act (1831) #20, § 1. From and after the passage of this act, it shall be the duty of all owners, agents and others, who may or shall have any gunpowder, exceeding in quantity five pounds, transported upon the waters or within the limits of this State, to have the word gunpowder marked in large letters upon each and every package which may or shall be transported. § 2. All gunpowder exceeding five pounds in quantity which shall hereafter be transported or engaged for transportation upon any of the waters or within the limits of this State, without being marked as directed in the first section of this act, shall be liable to seizure and forfeiture – one half to the informer, the other for the use of the volunteer companies most convenient or contiguous to the place of seizure or forfeiture.

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1831 Ind. Acts 192, § 58.

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That every person, not being a traveller, who shall wear or carry a dirk, pistol, sword in a cane, or other dangerous weapon concealed, shall upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding one hundred dollars.

Act of Feb. 17, 1831 § 6, reprinted in 3 statutes of Ohio and Northwestern Territory 1740 (Salmon P. Chase ed., 1835)

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That if any person or persons shall play bullets along or across any street in any town or village within this state... or if any person or persons shall shoot or fire a gun at a target within the limits of any recorded town plat in this state... shall...

That if any person or persons shall play bullets along or across any street in any town or village within this state… or if any person or persons shall shoot or fire a gun at a target within the limits of any recorded town plat in this state… shall be fined in a sum not exceeding five dollars, nor less than fifty cents.

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