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Year: 1832

Simeon Eben Baldwin, Revision of 1875. The General Statutes of the State of Connecticut, with the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution of Connecticut Page 539, Image 590 (1874) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Qui-Tam Suits and Forfeitures, § 27. Every person, who shall refuse to remove any gun-powder in his charge, when legally requested by the selectmen of the town in which the same is deposited or kept, or who shall not deposit and keep it at the pla...

Qui-Tam Suits and Forfeitures, § 27. Every person, who shall refuse to remove any gun-powder in his charge, when legally requested by the selectmen of the town in which the same is deposited or kept, or who shall not deposit and keep it at the place legally designated by them, shall forfeit fifty dollars.

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Ordinances of the City of Portland, Commencing May 23, 1832 Page 23-24, Image 23-24 (1833) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of Portland,] § 41. Be it further ordained, That if any person shall fire or discharge any gun or pistol from the top or window of any house or other building, or in or upon any of the streets, wharves, lanes, alleys, or pu...

[Ordinances of the City of Portland,] § 41. Be it further ordained, That if any person shall fire or discharge any gun or pistol from the top or window of any house or other building, or in or upon any of the streets, wharves, lanes, alleys, or public squares, or in any yard or garden within the city, the same being loaded with ball or shot or with powder only , every person so offending, shall, for each offence, forfeit and pay one dollar. Provided, nevertheless, and it is hereby ordered, That nothing herein contained, shall be construed to prohibit any person or persons form the exercise of their lawful right of self defense, defense of property, aiding officers, or obeying the orders of their proper commanders on muster days, nor to prevent the destruction of mad dogs.

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1832 Conn. Acts 391, An Act Regulating the Mode Of Keeping Of Gunpowder, Chap. 25, § 1-2.

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§ 1 . . . [I]t shall be lawful for the select-men of each and every town within this State, or a majority of them, by their order, in writing, directed to the owners or persons having charge of the same, to cause to be removed to some safe and con...

§ 1 . . . [I]t shall be lawful for the select-men of each and every town within this State, or a majority of them, by their order, in writing, directed to the owners or persons having charge of the same, to cause to be removed to some safe and convenient place within said town, and within such time, as in said order may be prescribed, and quantity of gunpowder so deposited or kept, within the limits of said town, as in the opinion of said select-men, or a majority of them, may endanger the persons or dwellings of any individuals whatsoever. Whereupon it shall become the duty of the persons thus notified, to remove the said gunpowder within the time, and to the place specified in said order. § 2. That in case the said gun powder shall not be removed pursuant to said order, as is hereinbefore prescribed the said select-men, or a majority of them, may remove or cause the same to be removed to such place within said town, as in their opinion shall be deemed safe and convenient. And they shall have and retain a lien upon the said powder for all necessary expenses in removing and keeping the same.

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1832 Del. Laws 208, A Supplement to an Act to Prevent the Use of Firearms by Free Negroes and Free Mulattoes, and for Other Purposes, chap. 176, § 1.

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. . . it shall not be lawful for free negroes and free mulattoes to have, own, keep or possess any gun, pistol, sword or any warlike instruments whatsoever: Provided however, that if upon application of any such free negro or free mulatto to one of the...

. . . it shall not be lawful for free negroes and free mulattoes to have, own, keep or possess any gun, pistol, sword or any warlike instruments whatsoever: Provided however, that if upon application of any such free negro or free mulatto to one of the justices of the peace of the county in which such free negro or free mulatto resides, it shall satisfactorily appear upon the written certificate of five or more respectable and judicious citizens of the neighborhood, that such free negro or free mulatto is a person of fair character, and that the circumstances of his case justify his keep and using a gun, then and in every such case it shall and may be lawful for such justice to issue a license or permit under his hand and authorizing such free negro or free mulatto to have use and keep in his posession a gun or fowling piece.

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1832 Ohio Laws 194-95, Local Acts vol. 31, An Act to Regulate the Keeping of Gunpowder in the City of Cincinnati, § 1.

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It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to deposit or keep in any store, ware house [sic] or other building in the city of Cincinnati any greater quantity than twenty eight pounds of gunpowder at any one time, and all gunpowder which shall be ...

It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to deposit or keep in any store, ware house [sic] or other building in the city of Cincinnati any greater quantity than twenty eight pounds of gunpowder at any one time, and all gunpowder which shall be deposited or kept in said city contrary to the provisions of this act or contrary to the provisions of any of the ordinances of said city shall be forfeited to the said city of Cincinnati, and may be seized and disposed of in such a manner as the city council of said city shall by ordinance prescribe.

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