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Year: 1861

1861 Nev. Stat. 61, An Act Concerning Crimes and Punishments, ch. 28, § 36.

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Any person who shall engage in a duel with any deadly weapon, although no homicide ensue, or shall challenge another to fight such duel, or shall send or deliver any verbal or written message, purporting or intending to be such challenge, although no d...

Any person who shall engage in a duel with any deadly weapon, although no homicide ensue, or shall challenge another to fight such duel, or shall send or deliver any verbal or written message, purporting or intending to be such challenge, although no duel ensue, shall be punished by imprisonment in the Territorial Prison, not less than two, nor more than ten years, and shall be incapable of voting or holding any office of trust or profit, under the laws of this Territory.

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Joseph Rockwell Swan. Supplement to the Revised Statutes of the State of Ohio, Embracing All Laws of a General Nature, Passed since the Publication of Swan & Critchfield’s Revised Statutes, 1860. In Force August 1, 1868. With Notes of the Decisions of the Supreme Court Page 13, Image 21 (1868) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act for the Protection of Certain Birds and Game. (25.) § III. And it shall also be unlawful for any person at any time after the passage of this act, by the aid or use of any swivel, punt gun, big gun (so called), or any gun other than the com...

An Act for the Protection of Certain Birds and Game. (25.) § III. And it shall also be unlawful for any person at any time after the passage of this act, by the aid or use of any swivel, punt gun, big gun (so called), or any gun other than the common shoulder gun or by the aid or use of any punt boat, or sneak boat used for carrying such gun to catch, kill, wound, or destroy, or to pursue after, with intent to catch, kill, wound or destroy, upon any of the waters, bays, rivers, marshes, mud flats, or any cover to which wild fowl resort within the state of Ohio, any wild goose, wood-duck, teal, canvas-back, blue-bill, or other wild duck.

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Chas. H Tillson, The Ordinances of the City of St. Louis, State of Missouri, Digested and Revised by the Common Council of Said City, in the Years 1860 & 1861: With the Constitution of the United States and the State of Missouri, and the Various Charters of the City of St. Louis Page 513, Image 513 (1861) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Misdemeanors, § 8. Hereafter it shall not be lawful for any person to wear under his clothes, or concealed about his person, any pistol, or colt, or slung-shot, or cross-knuckles, or knuckles of lead, brass, or other metal, or bowie knife, dirk kn...

Misdemeanors, § 8. Hereafter it shall not be lawful for any person to wear under his clothes, or concealed about his person, any pistol, or colt, or slung-shot, or cross-knuckles, or knuckles of lead, brass, or other metal, or bowie knife, dirk knife, or dirk, or dagger, or any knife resembling a bowie knife, or any other dangerous or deadly weapon, within the city of St. Louis; and whoever shall violate this ordinance shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall forfeit and pay to this city not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for each and every offense, to be recovered as other penalties for misdemeanors. § 9. Nothing in this ordinance shall be so construed as to prohibit any United States, State, county or city officer from carrying and wearing such weapons as may be necessary in the proper charge of his duties.

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1861 N.C. Sess. Laws 25, Pub. and Priv. Laws, 2d. Extra Sess., Militia Bill, ch. 17, § 10.

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Every resident enrolled and notified, as is directed in the third section of this act, shall within one month thereafter, provide himself with a good musket, smooth bore gun or rifle, shot pouch and powder horn, and shall appear so armed and accoutred ...

Every resident enrolled and notified, as is directed in the third section of this act, shall within one month thereafter, provide himself with a good musket, smooth bore gun or rifle, shot pouch and powder horn, and shall appear so armed and accoutred when called out to exercise or in actual service; the commissioned officers shall severally be armed with a sword or revolver at his discretion; and every resident so enrolled and providing himself with arms and accoutrements as herein directed, shall hold the same exempt form all writs, executions, or sales for debt or for the payment of taxes[.]

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Records Of The Colony Of New Plymouth In New England Page 242, Image 253 (1861) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Laws of Plymouth Colony. It is enacted by the Court that no Indians that are servants to the English shall be permitted to use guns for fowling or other exercise; as being judged that it may prove prejudicial in time to the English; and therefore that ...

Laws of Plymouth Colony. It is enacted by the Court that no Indians that are servants to the English shall be permitted to use guns for fowling or other exercise; as being judged that it may prove prejudicial in time to the English; and therefore that no one shall be permitted so to do on pain of forfeiting every such gun so used to the use of the Colony.

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1861-1862 Wash. Sess. Laws 22, An Act to Incorporate the City of Walla Walla, art. 5, § 3, pt. 22.

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To regulate the storage of gunpowder, pitch, tar, rosin and all other combustible materials, . . . in shops, stables and other places. To prevent, remove or secure any fire-place, stove, chimney, oven, boiler, or other apparatus which may be dangerous ...

To regulate the storage of gunpowder, pitch, tar, rosin and all other combustible materials, . . . in shops, stables and other places. To prevent, remove or secure any fire-place, stove, chimney, oven, boiler, or other apparatus which may be dangerous in causing fire.

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Richard H. Clark, The Code of the State of Georgia Page 859, Image 882 (1861) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Offences Against the Public Peace and Tranquility, § 4413, Sec. XV. Any person having or carrying about his person, unless in an open manner and fully exposed to view, any pistol, (except horseman’s pistols,) dirk, sword in a cane, spear, bo...

Offences Against the Public Peace and Tranquility, § 4413, Sec. XV. Any person having or carrying about his person, unless in an open manner and fully exposed to view, any pistol, (except horseman’s pistols,) dirk, sword in a cane, spear, bowie-knife, or any other kind of knives, manufactured and sold for the purpose of offence and defence, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, or both, at the discretion of the court.

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John W. A. Sanford, The Code of the City of Montgomery, Prepared in Pursuance of an Order of the City Council of Montgomery Page 50, Image 53 (1861) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Chapter XI, Disorderly Conduct,] § 129. Every person, who shall shoot or discharge a gun, pistol, or any kind of fire-arms within the limits of the city, shall be fined five dollars.