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1762 R.I. Pub. Laws 132, An Act of June 1762.

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And be it further Enacted by the Authority Aforesaid, That every person who shall import gunpowder into the town of Newport aforesaid shall cause the same to be conveyed immediately to the powder house at the North Easterly part of town, before the vessel in which the said Powder shall be imported, be brought to any Wharf; upon the penalty of paying into the Town-Treasury of the said Town of Newport, a Fine of Ten Shillings Lawful Money, for every cask which shall not be conveyed to the Powder House as aforesaid. That every other person who shall have Gun-powder in his or her Possession and shall neglect or refuse to cause the whole of the same to be conveyed to the said Powder-House immediately excepting 25lb. which shall be kept in a Tin Powder-Flask, shall pay as a fine into the Town Treasury aforesaid, the Sum of Ten Shillings Lawful Money, for every Cask he or she shall neglect or refuse to cause to be conveyed to the Powder-House as aforesaid, and in Proportion for any less Quantity. That no Vessel of War or other Vessel shall take on board any Powder before they go from the Wharf, upon the Penalty of paying a Fine of Ten Shillings Lawful Money, for every Cask so taken on board. And that the Keeper of the Powder-House be allowed the same Fees as heretofore hath been allowed by Law, for delivering out every Hundred Weight of Powder, and in Proportion for a greater of less quantity.

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1762
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