The perpetual acts of the general assemblies of His Majesty’s province of Nova Scotia

“This was the first revised edition of Nova Scotia statutes. It contains, session by session, 1758-Oct. 1766, the text of acts passed and still in force, with titles of acts passed but no longer in force. Laws of a temporary character formerly published among the permanent enactments of each session were excluded from this work and published in a separate revised edition (No. 114) a little later. This distinction between Perpetual and Temporary acts was continued in the sessional publications, the laws of each session being published thenceforward in two series, Perpetual and Temporary, paged in continuation of this work and No. 114 respectively.”

“And for the better preventing of false Alarms, Be it further enacted by the Authority aforesaid, That no Captain, Master or Commander of any ship or vessel, riding at Anchor or being within the Harbour of Chebucto, or any other Person or Persons whatsoever, either afloat or on shore, within the Town, Suburbs, or Peninsula of Halifax, the Town or Suburbs of Dartmouth, or Places adjacent, shall presume to fire any Guns or small Arms, or beat any Drum, after Sunset, unless on some lawful Occasion, under the Penalty of Forty Shillings for every Gun or small Arm so fired or Drum beaten, to be levied by Warrant from any one of His Majesty’s Justices of the Peace for the County of Halifax, (who is here-by impowered to issue the same and to give Judgment thereupon by Distress and Sale of the Offender’s Goods, and for Want of such Distress, to commit such Offender to the Gaol, there to remain until Payment be made of the same.”

“The perpetual acts of the general assemblies of His Majesty’s province of Nova Scotia”, Halifax in Nova Scotia : Printed by Robert Fletcher, 1767.