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Year: 1863

1863 Id. Sess. Laws 634, To Incorporate the City of Idaho in Boise County, § 5.

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Said mayor and common council shall have full power and authority . . . to regulate the storage of gunpowder and other combustible materials . . . .

1863 Id. Sess. Laws 442, An Act Concerning Crimes and Punishments, § 39.

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If any person, with or without deadly weapons, upon previous concert and agreement, fight one with another . . . should death ensue to any person in sucgh fight, or should any person die from any injury received in such fight, within one year and one d...

If any person, with or without deadly weapons, upon previous concert and agreement, fight one with another . . . should death ensue to any person in sucgh fight, or should any person die from any injury received in such fight, within one year and one day, the person or persons causing such death shall be deemed guilty of murder, and shall be punished accordingly.

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William H. Bridges, Digest of the Charters and Ordinances of the City of Memphis, Together with the Acts of the Legislature Relating to the City, with an Appendix Page 148-149, Image 149-150 (1863) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Ordinances of the City of Memphis, Shooting Galleries, § 1. That no person or persons shall set up or use any pistol gallery, or place for the discharging of pistols, guns or other firearms in the first story of any building in the city; nor shal...

[Ordinances of the City of Memphis, Shooting Galleries, § 1. That no person or persons shall set up or use any pistol gallery, or place for the discharging of pistols, guns or other firearms in the first story of any building in the city; nor shall any gallery be used in any manner involving risk or danger to any person in the city; nor shall any person setting up or using such pistol gallery be exempt from the ordinance and penalties now in force, for discharging or shooting any pistol, gun or firearms within the city limits, until such person or persons have applied and paid for license to set up and use such pistol gallery, according to the provisions of this ordinance. § 2. That the person or persons applying for license to keep such pistol gallery, shall, at the time of obtaining such license, enter into bond with good security, to be approved by the City Register, in the sum of three thousand dollars, payable as other city bonds, conditioned that no gambling of any kind be permitted in such pistol gallery, or in the room used for such pistol gallery, or any room adjacent thereto, under the control and connected with said pistol gallery, or its proprietors or keepers; and that all shooting or discharging of firearms shall be done only with the perfect security against any harm to persons or property in the vicinity of such pistol gallery; such penalty to be recoverable for every violation of this section of this ordinance, and of the conditions of said bond. § 3. That the proprietors or persons keeping such pistol gallery shall not permit any minors to shoot in such gallery without the written consent of the lawful guardian of such minor, unless such guardian be personally present, and consenting to such shooting; nor shall the proprietors or keepers of such gallery permit any shooting in the same after eleven o’clock at night, or on Sunday, nor shall such shooting gallery be allowed to be kept open for shooting after eleven o’clock at night or on Sunday. Any violation of this ordinance is hereby declared a misdemeanor, and each offender, on conviction shall be fined in any sum not less than five nor more than fifty dollars for any violation of this ordinance, recoverable as other fines. § 4. Any person or persons shall before putting up or using such pistol or shooting gallery, first apply for, and obtain license, as other licenses are obtained, and shall pay for such license the sum of one hundred dollars per annum for each and every pistol or shooting gallery establishment under the provision of this ordinance. § 5. That the board of Mayor and Aldermen retain the power and right to, at any time, repeal this ordinance and revoke and recall any license to keep a pistol gallery, by refunding a pro rata part of the amount paid for any license then outstanding.]

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1863 Del. Laws 332, An Act in Relation to Free Negroes and Mulattoes, ch. 305, § 7.

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. . . That free negroes and free mulattoes are prohibited from owning or having in their possession, a gun, pistol, sword or any other warlike instrument, and any free negro or free mulatto offending against the provisions of this Section shall be fine...

. . . That free negroes and free mulattoes are prohibited from owning or having in their possession, a gun, pistol, sword or any other warlike instrument, and any free negro or free mulatto offending against the provisions of this Section shall be fined ten dollars by any Justice of the Peace before whom complaint shall be made, and upon failure to pay the fine and cost he or she shall be committed to prison, and after the expiration of twenty days, if the fine and cost shall not be paid, he or she shall be sold to pay the fine and cost, for any period not exceeding seven years.

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Charter of the City of Schenectady, [Passed Apr. 21, 1862, with Ordinances, Etc] Page 97, Image 95 (1869) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances [of the City of Schenectady], An Ordinance Prohibiting the Obstructing of Side-Walks, and for Other Purposes, The Common Council of the City of Schenectady do ordain as follows… § 3. It shall not be lawful for any person to disch...

Ordinances [of the City of Schenectady], An Ordinance Prohibiting the Obstructing of Side-Walks, and for Other Purposes, The Common Council of the City of Schenectady do ordain as follows… § 3. It shall not be lawful for any person to discharge any gun, pistol or other fire-arms, except in a shooting gallery, within the lamp district of this city; and every person offending in this respect shall be punished by fine not exceeding ten dollars and the costs of the suit, and to stand committed until such fine and costs be paid, not exceeding ten days.

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William H. Bridges, Digest of the Charters and Ordinances of the City of Memphis, Together with the Acts of the Legislature Relating to the City, with an Appendix Page 190, Image 191 (1863) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Offences Affecting Public Safety: Carrying Concealed Weapons, § 3. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to carry concealed about his or their persons any pistol, Bowie-knife, dirk, or any other deadly weapon; and any person so offendin...

Offences Affecting Public Safety: Carrying Concealed Weapons, § 3. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons to carry concealed about his or their persons any pistol, Bowie-knife, dirk, or any other deadly weapon; and any person so offending, shall upon conviction thereof before the Recorder, be fined not less than ten nor more than fifty dollars for each and every offence.

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Samuel Kimball, Charter, Other Powers, and Ordinances of the City of Lawrence Page 149, Image 157 (1866) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Nuisances, § 10. Any person who shall in this city have or carry concealed or partially concealed, upon his person, any pistol, bowie knife or other deadly weapon, shall, on conviction, be fined not less than one nor more than ten dollars; Provide...

Nuisances, § 10. Any person who shall in this city have or carry concealed or partially concealed, upon his person, any pistol, bowie knife or other deadly weapon, shall, on conviction, be fined not less than one nor more than ten dollars; Provided, This section shall not apply to peace officers of the city or state. The carrying of a weapon in a holster, exposed to full view, shall not be deemed a concealed or partially concealed weapon under this section.

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1863 Del. Laws 365, An Act to Amend Chapter 55 of the Revised Code of the State of Delaware, Entitled “For The Protection Of Fish, Oysters and Game,” chap. 328, § 10.

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It shall be unlawful for any person not being a citizen of this State, to catch, take or kill, by himself or by his agent, or as the agent for or in the employment of any other person, whether such person be or be not a citizen of this State, any fish,...

It shall be unlawful for any person not being a citizen of this State, to catch, take or kill, by himself or by his agent, or as the agent for or in the employment of any other person, whether such person be or be not a citizen of this State, any fish, wild goose . . . upon any of the waters of this state . . . or to enter upon such waters, land or marsh for such unlawful purpose, and any person offending against the provisions of this Section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall pay a fine of not less than fifty dollars and not more than one hundred dollars, and any boat or vessel, with her tackle, apparel and furniture, and any gun . . . used with the consent or knowledge of the owner thereof, shall be forfeited and may be seized, condemned and sold as hereinafter provided.

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Hans Peter Mareus Neilsen Gammel, The Laws of Texas, 1822-1897. Austin’s Colonization Law and Contract; Mexican Constitution of 1824; Federal Colonization Law; Colonization Laws of Coahuila and Texas; Colonization Law of State of Tamaulipas; Fredonian Declaration of Independence; Laws and Decrees, with Constitution of Coahuila and Texas; San Felipe Convention; Journals of the Consultation; Proceedings of the General Council; Goliad Declaration of Independence; Journals of the Convention at Washington; Ordinances and Decrees of the Consultation; Declaration of Independence; Constitution of the Republic; Laws, General and Special, of the Republic; Annexation Resolution of the United Sates; Ratification of the same by Texas; Constitution of the United States; Constitutions of the State of Texas, with All the Laws, General and Special passed thereunder, Including Ordinances, Decrees, and Resolutions, with the Constitution of the Confederate States and the Reconstruction Acts of Congress. Page 1140, Image 1155 (Vol. 5, 1898) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources. .

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An Act Amendatory of an Act to punish certain offences committed on Sunday, approved December 16th, 1863. § 3. That any person or persons who shall engage in hunting game, either with gun or dogs, or otherwise, on Sunday, shall be deemed guilty of...

An Act Amendatory of an Act to punish certain offences committed on Sunday, approved December 16th, 1863. § 3. That any person or persons who shall engage in hunting game, either with gun or dogs, or otherwise, on Sunday, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be fined not less than five nor more than twenty-five dollars; and if upon the trial of any cause coming under the provision of this section, it shall be proven that the stock of any person has been injured or killed, which proof shall be admissible in all cases, the party or parties shall be fined double the amount before mentioned, and shall be adjudged to pay all damages to the person whose stock has been injured or killed.

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