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  • Text: That it shall and may be lawful for the common council of the said city, in common council convened, to pass such ordinances as to them shall seem meet . . . for regulating the keeping and transporting of gunpowder or other combustible or dangerous materials.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: New Jersey
    Year: 1837
  • Text: § 11. It shall be the duty of the master, and officers, of any steam boat carrying gunpowder, as freight, to store the same in the safest part of the vessel, and separate and apart from articles liable to spontaneous combustion, and where, in discharging the cargo, it will not be necessary to carry any lighted lamp, torch, or candle, and the master and officers failing to comply with the provisions of this section, shall forfeit one hundred dollars each . . . . § 12. It shall not be lawful for any person, or persons, to put, or keep any gun powder on any steam boat, without first giving the master, or officers, notice thereof, and any person, or persons, so offending, shall be liable to pay the sum of one hundred dollars . . . .
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Iowa
    Year: 1838
  • Text: Be it further enacted, That the common council of said city shall have power and authority to prevent and remove nuisances . . . to provide safe storage of gunpowder . . . .
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Florida
    Year: 1838
  • Text: That the Mayor and Counsel shall have full power and authority ... to prevent gunpowder being stored within the city and suburbs in such quantities as to endanger the public safety. . .
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Texas
    Year: 1839
  • Text: And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the said commissioners, justices and constable to suppress, extinguish and prevent all bonfires from being lighted or kept up on the public square of the said town: and to suppress and prevent the firing of guns, crackers or squibs, by boys or others, within the limits of the said town.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Delaware
    Year: 1841
  • Text: And the said common council shall have power . . . relative to the keeping and sale of gunpowder in said village[.]
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Michigan
    Year: 1841
  • Text: Municipal Regulations of Police, Gunpowder, § 3. The inhabitants of every township or incorporated village may, at any regular meeting, order that no gunpowder shall be kept in any place within the limits of such township or village, unless the same shall be kept in tight casks or canisters; and that no gunpowder above the quantity of fifty pounds, shall be kept or deposited in any shop, store or other building, or in any ship or vessel, which shall be within the distance of twenty-five rods from any other building, or from any wharf; that no gunpowder above the quantity of twenty-five pounds, shall be kept or deposited in any shop, store or other building, within ten rods of any other building; and that no gunpowder above the quantity of one pound, shall be kept or deposited in any shop, store or other building, within ten rods of any other building, unless the same shall be well secured in copper, tin or brass canisters, holding not exceeding five pounds each, and closely covered with copper, brass or tin covers. § 4. Upon complaint being made on oath to any justice of the peace, by any township or village officer, that he has probable cause to suspect that gunpowder is deposited or kept within the limits of the township or village, contrary to any such order, such justice may issue his warrant, directed to any constable of such township, or the marshal of such village, ordering him to enter any shop, store or other building, or vessel specified in said warrant, and there to make diligent search for the gunpowder suspected to have been deposited or kept as aforesaid, and to make return of his doings to such justice forthwith. § 5. If any person shall commit either of the offences mentioned in the two preceding sections, he shall forfeit a sum not exceeding twenty dollars; but the two preceding sections shall not extend to any manufactory of gunpowder, nor in any case prevent the transportation thereof through any township, or from one part of any township to another part thereof.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Michigan
    Year: 1846
  • Text: Burlington City Ordinances, An Ordinance to Regulate the Storage and Sale of Gunpowder in the City of Burlington, § 1. Be it ordained by the city Council of the city of Burlington, That it shall not be lawful for any merchant, trader, or other person, to retail or deliver gun-powder in said city in the night time, under a fine of five dollars. §2. It shall not be lawful for any such person to keep for sale or other purposes in said city, in his place of business, more than twenty-five pounds of gun-powder at any one time, and then only in a safe canister. § 3. It shall not be lawful for any person whatsoever to store away gun-powder for safe keeping, in any quantity whatever, in any ware-house, dwelling house, cellar, or other building or place, within the limits of said city, unless such house or place shall have first been designated by the city Council of said city and by them approbated as a suitable place for that purpose, and then only so long as the same shall from time to time be deemed suitable by the said city Council. § 4. If any person shall violate any of the provisions of the third section of this ordinance he shall forfeit for the use of the corporation all the gun-powder which the person so violating the same may have on hand, and on conviction thereof, shall also pay a fine of one hundred dollars, and the city Marshal shall seize and remove such powder to a secure place and dispose of it by sale, and pay the proceeds, reserving costs and charges, into the city treasury.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Iowa
    Year: 1847
  • Text: Ordinances of the Northern Liberties, Act of March 16, 1847. Whereas an article called gun cotton, with properties of ignition and explosion similar to those of gunpowder, and equally if not more dangerous in towns and cities, has been introduced. Therefore, § 1. That no gun-cotton shall be introduced in Philadelphia, nor placed in storage therein, in greater bulk or quantity in any one place, than is permitted by existing laws, with regard to gunpowder; and that all the fines, penalties and forfeitures imposed by an act entitled “An act for securing the city of Philadelphia, and the neighborhood thereof, from damage by gunpowder,” passed on the twenty-eighth day of March, seventeen hundred and eighty seven, and a supplement thereto, passed on the fourteenth day of March, eighteeen hundred and eighteen, shall apply and be extended to gun-cotton in the same manner, and with the same effect, as if the word gun-cotton were inserted in the said act.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Pennsylvania
    Year: 1847
  • Text: [Ordinances of Salem,] Fire, § 18. By an act passed March, 6 1847, the inhabitants of any town, and the government of any city in this Commonwealth, may order than no gun-cotton, or other substance prepared, like it, for explosion, shall be kept within the limits of such town or city, excepting under the regulations and penalties that were then applicable by law to gunpowder; and if it shall be considered necessary for public safety, they may restrict the quantity to be so kept to one-fifth of the weight of gunpowder allowed by law in each case provided for. . . § 22. The inhabitants of every town may order, that no gunpowder shall be kept in any place, within the limits of such town, unless the same shall be well secured in tight casks or canisters; and that no gunpowder above the quantity of fifty pounds, shall be kept or deposited in any shop, store, or other building, or in any ship or vessel which shall be within the distance of twenty-five rods from any other building or wharf; that no gunpowder, above the quantity of twenty-five pounds, shall be kept or deposited in any shop, store, or other building, within ten rods of any other building; and that no gunpowder, above the quantity of one pound, shall be kept or deposited in any shop, store, or other building, within ten rods of any other building in such town, unless the same be well secured in copper, tin, or brass canisters, holding not exceeding five pounds each, and closely covered with copper, brass or tin covers.
    Subject: Storage
    Jurisdiction: Massachusetts
    Year: 1847
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