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Year: 1836

1836 Ind. Acts 77, An Act to Prevent Disasters on Steam Boats, § 7.

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That when gunpowder is shipped on board a steam boat, which shall at all times by stowed away at as great a distance as possible from the furnace, and written notification thereof shall be placed in three conspicuous parts of the boat; and in the event...

That when gunpowder is shipped on board a steam boat, which shall at all times by stowed away at as great a distance as possible from the furnace, and written notification thereof shall be placed in three conspicuous parts of the boat; and in the event of such notification not being so exhibited, then for any loss of property or life for which the powder may be deemed the cause, the owner shall be liable . . . .

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Robert Looney Caruthers, A Compilation of the Statutes of Tennessee, of a General and Permanent Nature, from the Commencement of the Government to the Present time: With References to Judicial Decisions, in Notes, to Which is Appended a New Collection of Forms Page 325, Image 330 (1836) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Felonies, § 56. If any person within this state shall fight a duel, or shall deliberately and maliciously challenge, by word or writing, any other person, to fight with sword, pistol, or other deadly weapon, or shall deliberately and maliciously i...

Felonies, § 56. If any person within this state shall fight a duel, or shall deliberately and maliciously challenge, by word or writing, any other person, to fight with sword, pistol, or other deadly weapon, or shall deliberately and maliciously invite another verbally, or by writing, to meet him in this state, or elsewhere, with a view or intent to challenge or fight; or if any person so challenged, shall deliberately and maliciously accept the said challenge, in either case, such person so deliberately and maliciously giving or receiving, or sending any such challenge, and being convicted thereof, shall be sentenced to imprisonment, at hard labor in the penitentiary, for a term not less than three nor more than ten years: Provided always, that no person who shall be verbally challenged, shall be a competent witness to prove the fact of such verbal challenge, against any person who may be indicted for the same.

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1836 Conn. Acts 105, An Act Incorporating The Cities of Hartford, New Haven, New London, Norwich and Middletown, chap. 1, § 20.

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. . . relative to prohibiting and regulating the bringing in, and conveying out, or storing of gunpowder in said cities . . . .

Acts Relating to the City of Brooklyn, and the Ordinances Thereof; Together with an Appendix, Containing the Old Charters, Statistical Information, &c. &c. Page 25, Image 222 (1836) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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A Law to Prevent Evil Practices in the City of Brooklyn, Title 1. The Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Brooklyn, in Common Council Convened, do ordain as follows: §1. That it shall not be lawful for any person within the first six wards, and in s...

A Law to Prevent Evil Practices in the City of Brooklyn, Title 1. The Mayor and Aldermen of the city of Brooklyn, in Common Council Convened, do ordain as follows: §1. That it shall not be lawful for any person within the first six wards, and in so much of the seventh ward as lies westerly of Clinton avenue and the Jamaica turnpike, southerly of the place where the said turnpike is intersected by Clinton avenue, in said city, to fire or discharge any gun, pistol, fowling piece, or fire arms, or to explode or set off any squib, cracker, or other thing containing gunpowder, or any combustible material, under the penalty of five dollars for each and every offence. Provided, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to extend to any military exercise or review.

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1836 Tex. Gen. Laws 54-55, An Act to Provide for the National Defense by Organizing the Militia, § 1.

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. . . to enrol [sic] every such citizen as aforesaid, and all those who shall from time to time arrive at the age of seventeen years or being the age of seventeen years and under the age of fifty years . . . That every citizen so enrolled and notified,...

. . . to enrol [sic] every such citizen as aforesaid, and all those who shall from time to time arrive at the age of seventeen years or being the age of seventeen years and under the age of fifty years . . . That every citizen so enrolled and notified, shall within ten days thereafter provide himself with a good musket, a sufficient bayonet and belt, six flints, knapsack and cartridge box, with twenty-four suitable ball cartridges; or with a good rifle, yauger, or shotgun, knapsack, shot pouch, powder horn, fifty balls suitable to the caliber of his gun, and a half pound of powder, and shall appear so armed, accoutred and provided, when called out to exercise, or in service; and that said arms, ammunition, and accoutrements, belonging to a citizen so enrolled, shall be exempt from all suits, seizures, and sales.

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Theron Metcalf, The Revised Statutes of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Passed November 4, 1835; to Which are Subjoined, an Act in Amendment Thereof, and an Act Expressly to Repeal the Acts Which are Consolidated Therein, Both Passed in February 1836; and to Which are Prefixed, the Constitutions of the United States and of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Page 750, Image 764 (1836) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Of Proceedings to Prevent the Commission of Crimes, § 16. If any person shall go armed with a dirk, dagger, sword, pistol, or other offensive and dangerous weapon, without reasonable cause to fear an assault or other injury, or violence to his per...

Of Proceedings to Prevent the Commission of Crimes, § 16. If any person shall go armed with a dirk, dagger, sword, pistol, or other offensive and dangerous weapon, without reasonable cause to fear an assault or other injury, or violence to his person, or to his family or property, he may, on complaint of any person having reasonable cause to fear an injury, or breach of the peace, be required to find sureties for keeping the peace, for a term not exceeding six months, with the right of appealing as before provided.

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1836 Ohio Laws 30-31, General Acts vol. 35, An Act to Organize and Discipline the Militia, § 29.

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That in every regiment, squadron or battalion the field officers shall each arm himself with a good and sufficient sword and pair of pistols, and furnish himself with a good and sufficient horse, with saddle, bridle, martingale and holsters; and in eac...

That in every regiment, squadron or battalion the field officers shall each arm himself with a good and sufficient sword and pair of pistols, and furnish himself with a good and sufficient horse, with saddle, bridle, martingale and holsters; and in each company of cavalry or troop of horse, the commissioned officers shall each be armed with a good and sufficient sword and pair of pistols . . . and in the artillery each private or matross shall be armed with a good and sufficient musket, bayonet and belt, or fusee [sic], with a cartridge box to contain twenty-four cartridges, suitable to the bore of his gun; in all rifle companies, the non-commissioned officers and privates shall arm themselves with good and sufficient rifles, powder horns and bullet pouches; in all light infantry companies, the non-commissioned officers and privates shall be armed with muskets, bayonets and belts, with a cartridge box, sufficient to contain twenty-four cartridges, suitable to the bore of his gun; and all infantry companies, each non-commissioned officer and private shall arm himself with a good and sufficient rifle or fusee [sic].

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The Revised Statutes of Mississippi Page 453-454; Image 469-470 (1836) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Revised Statutes of the State of Mississippi, Article Second, Of disorderly Practices on Public Occasions and Holidays, and in Taverns and Vessels. § 3. No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, rockets, squib, cracker, or other firework,...

Revised Statutes of the State of Mississippi, Article Second, Of disorderly Practices on Public Occasions and Holidays, and in Taverns and Vessels. § 3. No person shall fire or discharge any gun, pistol, rockets, squib, cracker, or other firework, within a quarter of a mile of any building, on the twenty-fifth day of December, on the last day of December, on the first day of January, or on the twenty-second day of February, in any year; nor on the fourth day of July or such other day as shall at any time be celebrated as the anniversary of American independence, without the order of some officer of the militia, while in the course of military exercises. Every person offending against these provisions shall forfeit the sum of ten dollars, to be recovered by any person who will prosecute in the name of the superintendents of the poor of the county with their consent and under their direction, for the use of the poor.

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