Militia laws of the United States and of the commonwealth of Massachusetts: together with extracts from the United States and state constitutions, in relation thereto (Google eBook)

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Dutton and Wentworth, State Printers, 1840 - Military law - 119 pages
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The Militia laws of all states followed that of the Militia Act of 1792which standardized the state militias. The 1840 laws of Massachusetts opened with the pertinent artilces of the Massachusetts Constitution followed by the Militia Act of 1792 itself. Anyone interested in studying the militia of the United States in the eighteenth and nineteenth century, should study the militia laws of the states 

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Page 4 - ... to make, ordain, and establish, all manner of wholesome and reasonable orders, laws, statutes, and ordinances, directions and instructions, either with penalties or without ; so as the same be not repugnant or contrary to this constitution, as they shall judge to be for the good and welfare of this commouwealth, and for the government and ordering thereof, and of the subjects of the same...
Page 14 - Texas by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings or by the powers vested in the marshals by law...
Page 38 - I do solemnly swear that I will administer justice without respect to persons, and do equal right to the poor and to the rich; and that I will faithfully and impartially discharge all the duties incumbent on me as , according to the best of my abilities and understanding agreeably to the Constitution and laws of the United States.
Page 7 - Constitution, the following oath shall be taken and subscribed by every person chosen or appointed to any office, civil or military, under the government of this Commonwealth, before he shall enter on the duties of his office, to wit: " I, AB, do solemnly swear, that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and will support the Constitution thereof. So help me God.
Page 4 - ... commander, or other officer or officers, from time to time, to train, instruct, exercise, and govern the militia...
Page 15 - That whenever it (may be necessary in the judgment of the President to use the military force hereby directed to be called forth, the President shall forthwith, and previous thereto, by proclamation, command such insurgents to disperse and retire peaceably to their respective abodes within a limited time...
Page 6 - All public boards, the commissary-general, all superintending officers of public magazines and stores, belonging to this state, and all commanding officers of forts and garrisons within the same, shall, once in every three months, officially and without requisition, and at other times when required by the governor, deliver to him an account of all goods, stores, provisions, ammunition, cannon, with their appendages, and small arms, with their accoutrements, and of all other public property under...
Page 14 - Be it enacted by the Senate and Souse of Representatives of the United...
Page 9 - That every citizen so enrolled and notified, shall, within six months thereafter, provide himself with a good musket or firelock, a sufficient bayonet and belt, two spare flints, and a knapsack, a pouch with a box therein to contain not less than twenty-four cartridges, suited to the bore of his musket or firelock, each cartridge to contain a proper quantity of powder and ball : or with a good rifle, knapsack, shot-pouch and powder-horn, twenty balls suited to the bore of his rifle, and a quarter...
Page 80 - States, and if any doubt should arise, not explained by said articles, then according to your conscience, the best of your understanding, and the custom of war in like cases...

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