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Year: 1842

Henry A. Bullard & Thomas Curry, 1 A New Digest of the Statute Laws of the State of Louisiana, from the Change of Government to the Year 1841 at 252 (E. Johns & Co., New Orleans, 1842).

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. . . [A]ny person who shall be found with any concealed weapon, such as a dirk, dagger, knife, pistol, or any other deadly weapon concealed in his bosom, coat, or in any other place about him, that do not appear in full open view, any person so offend...

. . . [A]ny person who shall be found with any concealed weapon, such as a dirk, dagger, knife, pistol, or any other deadly weapon concealed in his bosom, coat, or in any other place about him, that do not appear in full open view, any person so offending, shall, on conviction thereof, before an justice of the peace, be subject to pay a fine not to exceed fifty dollars, nor less than twenty dollars . . . .

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James Ewing, Ordinances of the Common Council of the City of Trenton; with the Acts of the Legislature Relative to Said City Page 80, Image 80 (1842) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances of the [City of Trenton], An Ordinance Concerning the Firing of Guns, Be it Ordained and Enacted by the inhabitants of the city of Trenton, in common council assembled, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, § 1. From an...

Ordinances of the [City of Trenton], An Ordinance Concerning the Firing of Guns, Be it Ordained and Enacted by the inhabitants of the city of Trenton, in common council assembled, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same, § 1. From and after the passing of this act, if any person or persons shall fire, discharge, or let off any gun, pistol, squib, or other fire-work within this city, within two hundred yards of any dwelling-house, stable, or any other building, or any hay or grain stack, every such person or persons so offending, and being thereof convicted before any one of the magistrates of this city, either by his own view, by the confession of the offender, or by the oath or affirmation of one credible witness, shall forfeit and pay for every such offence the sum of one dollar, to be sued for and recovered, together with costs of suit, in an action of debt, by the treasurer of the city, and applied to and for the use of the city; provided always, that nothing in this act shall be so construed as to prevent the firing of military salutes without any of the public streets, lanes, or alleys of this city on the fourth day of July, or on any other public occasion.

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