A Bill against football


April 15, 1717
On Monday last the Commons gave Leave to bring in a Bill to prevent the mischiefs which frequently happen by throwing at Cocks, and kicking football within the City of London and Westminster, and Bills of Mortality.
(Source: Stamford Mercury: April 17, 1717)

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