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Year: 1872

1872 N.J. Laws 17, An Act for the Protection of Bridges over the Delaware, ch. 85, § 3.

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It shall not be lawful for any person or persons passing, riding or driving over any toll bridge, as aforesaid, to carry any lighted cigar or pipe, or to carry fire in any form, or to light any match, or cigar, or pipe, or to fire off any gun, or other...

It shall not be lawful for any person or persons passing, riding or driving over any toll bridge, as aforesaid, to carry any lighted cigar or pipe, or to carry fire in any form, or to light any match, or cigar, or pipe, or to fire off any gun, or other fire arms, or to explode any fireworks of any description, on said bridge, or within its enclosures[.]

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1872 Conn. Acts 108, An Act in Addition to an Act for the Preservation of Game, chap. 115, § 2.

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No person shall at any time kill any wild duck, goose or brant with any instrument known as a punt gun or swivel, or with any other than such guns as are habitually raised at arms' length and fired from the shoulder, or shall use any instrument or gun ...

No person shall at any time kill any wild duck, goose or brant with any instrument known as a punt gun or swivel, or with any other than such guns as are habitually raised at arms’ length and fired from the shoulder, or shall use any instrument or gun other than such guns as aforesaid, with attempt to capture or kill such wild duck, goose or brant, under a penalty of seven dollars.

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Laws, Memorials, and Resolutions, of the Territory of Montana, Passed at the Seventh Session of the Legislative Assembly, Begun at Virginia City, Monday, December 4, 1871, and Concluded January 12, 1872. To Which Are Prefixed the Constitution of the United States, and the Acts Organizing the Territory Page 279, Image 297 (1872) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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[Laws] of Montana Territory, § 59. If any person shall assault and beat another with a cowhide, stick, or whip, having at the time in his possession a pistol or other deadly weapon, with an attempt to intimidate and prevent the person assaulted fr...

[Laws] of Montana Territory, § 59. If any person shall assault and beat another with a cowhide, stick, or whip, having at the time in his possession a pistol or other deadly weapon, with an attempt to intimidate and prevent the person assaulted from defending himself, such person shall, on conviction thereof, be imprisoned in the territorial prison not less than one nor more than ten years.

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1872 Or. Laws 26, An Act for the Protection of Game and Fish, § 6.

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It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, at any time, to place, or use, in any of the streams or rivers of this State, any drugs, charms, or powder, or to use any giant blasting or gun powder, or other explosive material, for the purpose of catc...

It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, at any time, to place, or use, in any of the streams or rivers of this State, any drugs, charms, or powder, or to use any giant blasting or gun powder, or other explosive material, for the purpose of catching, killing or destroying fish; and any person violating the provision of this section, shall be fined twenty dollars for the first offence, double that sum for the second and treble that sum for the each succeeding offense, to which may be added imprisonment for any time not exceeding ninety days.

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