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Year: 1877

Mercer Beasley, Revision of the Statutes of New Jersey: Published under the Authority of the Legislature; by Virtue of an Act Approved April 4, 1871 Page 91, Image 137 (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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An Act for the Protection of Bridges over the River Delaware, § 3. That 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...

An Act for the Protection of Bridges over the River Delaware, § 3. That 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; or to engage in any game with cards or other device for money, or the value of money, or the value of money, or for pleasure, or to engage in any foot racing, or other racing; or to congregate upon such bridge so as, in any wise, to interfere or annoy persons travelling over the same, under the penalty of ten dollars for each and every such offence, to be recovered as aforesaid, with costs of suit against each and every person so offending.

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Charter and Revised Ordinances of Boise City, Idaho. In Effect April 12, 1894 Page 117, Image 118 (1894) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Ordinances [of Boise City], Storing of Powder, § 31. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, corporation or association to keep or store in any building, store or warehouse, within the corporate limits of Boise City any gunpowder or ...

Ordinances [of Boise City], Storing of Powder, § 31. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, firm, corporation or association to keep or store in any building, store or warehouse, within the corporate limits of Boise City any gunpowder or blasting powder in greater quantities than fifty pounds; or for any person, firm, association or corporation to keep within the corporate limits of Boise City any giant powder, nitro-glycerine, gun cotton, Herculese powder, dynamite or other material or substance of equal explosive force by whatever name known. Penalty. § 32. Any person or persons violating the provisions of section 31 of this chapter shall on conviction thereof, be fined in a sum not less than twenty-five nor more than one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned in the city jail not less than ten nor more than twenty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment, together with costs of prosecution.

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Mercer Beasley, Revision of the Statutes of New Jersey: Published under the Authority of the Legislature; by Virtue of an Act Approved April 4, 1871 Page 232-233, Image 278-279. (1877) available at The Making of Modern Law: Primary Sources.

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Crimes Against the Public Peace, If any person shall by word, message, letter, or any other way, challenge another to fight a duel, with a rapier, or small-sword, back-sword, pistol, or other dangerous weapon, or shall accept a challenge, although not ...

Crimes Against the Public Peace, If any person shall by word, message, letter, or any other way, challenge another to fight a duel, with a rapier, or small-sword, back-sword, pistol, or other dangerous weapon, or shall accept a challenge, although not duel be fought, or knowingly be the bearer of such challenge, or shall any way abet, prompt, encourage, persuade, seduce, or cause any person to fight a duel, or to challenge another to fight a duel, every person so offending shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisonment at hard labor not exceeding two years, or both; and further if any person shall engage in, and fight a duel with another, with a rapier, or small-sword, back-sword, pistol or other dangerous weapon, although death does not thereby ensue, or shall be a second in any such duel, then and in such case every person so offending shall be adjudged to be guilty of a high misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be punished by fine, not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment at hard labor, not exceeding four years, or both; and shall not after such conviction, hold any office of profit or trust under this state.

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