Sir, my lord major and the aldermen his brethren, upon serious consideration, for the good of the city, has thought fit to set out an order against making, buying, selling, or flinging, of squibs; being an unlawful trade: and not only so, but they have commanded the citizens of this city, that they do not permit their children, or servants, to make, throw, or fire, any fire-works, ..

Elinor James 1690

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