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An Act Defining Crime and Punishments, Ch. 49, Sec. 3, in Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa (Reprint 1911)

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SEC. 3. That if any person shall, in the night season, break open and enter any mansion, house, shop, store or any other house or building whatever, boat or other water craft in which any person shall reside or dwell, and shall commit or attempt to com...

SEC. 3. That if any person shall, in the night season, break open and enter any mansion, house, shop, store or any other house or building whatever, boat or other water craft in which any person shall reside or dwell, and shall commit or attempt to commit any personal violence or abuse, or shall be so armed with any dangerous weapon, as to indicate a violent intention, the person so offending, shall upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum not exceeding three hundred dollars. and be imprisoned in the cell or dungeon of the jail of the county, not exceeding thirty daye, at the discretion of the court.

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An Act Defining Crime and Punishments, Ch. 49, Sec. 20, in Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa (Reprint 1911).

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SEC. 20. If any person or persons, in this territory, shall make an assault with a deadly weapon, instrument, or other thing, with an intent to inflict upon the person of another, a bodily injury, where no considerable provocation ap- pears, or where t...

SEC. 20. If any person or persons, in this territory, shall make an assault with a deadly weapon, instrument, or other thing, with an intent to inflict upon the person of another, a bodily injury, where no considerable provocation ap- pears, or where the circumstances of the assault show an abandoned and ma- lignant heart, shall be adjudged to be a high misdemeanor, and any person who shall be duly convicted thereof, shall be fined in any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, and imprisoned in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for a term not exceeding three years.

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An Act Defining Crime and Punishments, Ch. 49, Sec. 22, in Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa (Reprint 1911)

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SEC. 22. Every person who shall fight a duel with any deadly weapon or weapons, and death ensues, shall be adjudged guilty of murder.

An Act Defining Crime and Punishments, Ch. 49, Sec. 51, in Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa (Reprint 1911)

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SEC. 51. If any person shall maliciously stab or shoot any other person, with intent to kill, wound or maim such person, every person so offending, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, and kept at hard labor, not more than ...

SEC. 51. If any person shall maliciously stab or shoot any other person, with intent to kill, wound or maim such person, every person so offending, upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in the penitentiary, and kept at hard labor, not more than twenty nor less than one year.

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An Act Defining Crime and Punishments, Ch. 49, Sec. 72, in Revised Statutes of the Territory of Iowa (Reprint 1911)

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SEC. 72. If any person shall aid or assist a prisoner, lawfully committed or detained in any jail, for any offense against this territory, or who shall be lawfully confined by virue of any civil process, to make his or her escape from jail, though no e...

SEC. 72. If any person shall aid or assist a prisoner, lawfully committed or detained in any jail, for any offense against this territory, or who shall be lawfully confined by virue of any civil process, to make his or her escape from jail, though no escape be actually made, or if an), person shall convey or cause to be delivered to such prisoner any disguise, instrument or arms, proper to facilitate the escape of such prisoner, any person so offending, although no escape or attempt to escape be actually made, shall, on conviction, be punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars nor les than one hundred dollars, and imprisonment in the penitentiary, at hard labor, for a term not exceeding two years.

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1843 R.I. Sess. Laws 13, An Act to Regulate The Militia, § 38

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No non-commissioned officer or private, shall unnecessarily, or without orders from his superior officer, come on to any place of parade, with his musket, rifle, or pistol loaded with balls, slugs, shot, or other dangerous substance, or shall so load t...

No non-commissioned officer or private, shall unnecessarily, or without orders from his superior officer, come on to any place of parade, with his musket, rifle, or pistol loaded with balls, slugs, shot, or other dangerous substance, or shall so load the same while on parade.

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Adam B. Chambers, The Revised Ordinances of the City of Saint Louis, Revised and Digested by the Fifth City Council during the First Session, Begun and Held in the City of St. Louis, on the Second Monday of May, A. D. 1843. with the Constitutions of the United States and the State of Missouri, and the City Charter Page 304, Image 305 (1843) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of Kansas City,] Misdemeanors, § 10. Every person who shall discharge any cannon or other ordinance, or fire off any carbine, fusil, rifle, musket, gun, pistol, or other arms, or set off any squib or cracker, or fly any kite in the air...

[Ordinances of Kansas City,] Misdemeanors, § 10. Every person who shall discharge any cannon or other ordinance, or fire off any carbine, fusil, rifle, musket, gun, pistol, or other arms, or set off any squib or cracker, or fly any kite in the air, within the city, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor. This section shall not apply to the firing of salutes by any military corps, or to the firing of salutes upon any occasion of general public interest. Provided, such firing be caused by persons, associations or companies, volunteers or otherwise, who may be engaged in lawful celebrations of public rejoicings, or in the lawful military exercises of said companies or volunteers; nor to prevent any manufacturer from trying or proving the articles manufactured by him within the limits of the city, provided the same be done without danger or injury to the neighborhood. § 11. Every person who shall fire any heavy cannon, or set off any rockets or fire works, or illuminate in any unusual manner any house or building, without first having obtained written permission from the Mayor, specifying the time and place, when and where the same shall be allowed, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor.

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9 Del. Laws 552 (1843), A Further Supplement To An Act Entitled “An Act To Prevent The Use Of Fire-arms By Free Negroes And Free Mulattoes And For Other Purposes, § 1

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That the proviso in the first section of the act to which this is a further supplement, and all and every the provisions of the said act, or any other supplemental act thereto, which authorizes the issuing, by a justice of the peace, of a license or pe...

That the proviso in the first section of the act to which this is a further supplement, and all and every the provisions of the said act, or any other supplemental act thereto, which authorizes the issuing, by a justice of the peace, of a license or permit to a free negro or free mulatto to have, use and keep in his possession, a gun or fowling piece, be and the same are hereby repealed, made null and void.

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Clement Comer Clay, Digest of the Laws of Alabama: Containing all the Statutes of a Public and General Nature, in Force at the Close of the Session of The General Assembly, in February, 1843. To Which are Prefixed, the Declaration of Independence; the Constitution of the United States; the Act to Enable the People of Alabama to Form a Constitution and State Government, &c.; and the Constitution of the State of Alabama Page 416, Image 460 (1843) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Penal Code - Offences Against the Person, §31. If any person shall assault and beat another with a cowhide, stick or whip, and shall, at the same time, have in his possession a pistol or other deadly weapon, with the intent to intimidate and preve...

Penal Code – Offences Against the Person, §31. If any person shall assault and beat another with a cowhide, stick or whip, and shall, at the same time, have in his possession a pistol or other deadly weapon, with the intent to intimidate and prevent the person so beaten from defending himself, such person shall, on conviction, be sentenced to imprisonment in the penitentiary, for a term not less than two nor more than twenty years.

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Clement Comer Clay, Digest of the Laws of Alabama: Containing all the Statutes of a Public and General Nature, in Force at the Close of the Session of The General Assembly, in February, 1843. To Which are Prefixed, the Declaration of Independence; the Constitution of the United States; the Act to Enable the People of Alabama to Form a Constitution and State Government, &c.; and the Constitution of the State of Alabama Page 413, Image 457 (1843) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Penal Code - Offenses Against the Person, § 8. If any person shall be guilty of fighting in the streets of any city or town, or at a militia muster, or other place public in itself, or made public by any assemblage of people, for any purpose whate...

Penal Code – Offenses Against the Person, § 8. If any person shall be guilty of fighting in the streets of any city or town, or at a militia muster, or other place public in itself, or made public by any assemblage of people, for any purpose whatever, and shall employ or use during such fight any fire arms, or air gun, by discharging (or attempting to discharge) the same, unless in self defense, such person shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail for a term not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of the jury trying the offence.

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