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Year: 1837

1837 N.J. Laws 373, An Act to Incorporate the City of Trenton, § 24.

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That it shall and may be lawful for the common council of the said city, in common council convened, to pass such ordinances as to them shall seem meet . . . for regulating the keeping and transporting of gunpowder or other combustible or dangerous mat...

That it shall and may be lawful for the common council of the said city, in common council convened, to pass such ordinances as to them shall seem meet . . . for regulating the keeping and transporting of gunpowder or other combustible or dangerous materials.

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1837 Miss. Laws 288, An Act To Prevent The Evil Practice Of Duelling [sic] In This State, And For Other Purposes, § 1.

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Every person who shall hereafter challenge another to fight a duel, or who shall send, deliver or cause to be delivered any written or verbal message purporting or intended to be such challenge, or message, or who shall knowingly carry or deliver any s...

Every person who shall hereafter challenge another to fight a duel, or who shall send, deliver or cause to be delivered any written or verbal message purporting or intended to be such challenge, or message, or who shall knowingly carry or deliver any such challenge or message, or who shall be present at the time of fighting any duel with deadly weapons, either as second, aid, or surgeon, or who shall advise or give assistance to such duel,shall on conviction thereof, before any circuit or criminal court in this state, be fined in a sum of not less than three hundred dollars, nor exceeding one thousand dollars, and shall be imprisoned for a term of time not less than six months.

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