Digest of the militia laws of Massachusetts: and extracts relating to the militia from the United States and State Constitutions and the laws of the United States

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Dutton & Wentworth, 1851 - History - 171 pages
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Page 9 - Commonwealth, 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 whatever under their care respectively ; distinguishing the quantity, number, quality, and kind of each, as particularly...
Page 6 - ... this form of government otherwise provided for; and to set forth the several duties, powers and limits of the several civil and military officers of this commonwealth and the forms of such oaths or affirmations, as shall be respectively administered unto them for the execution of their several offices and places, so as the same be not repugnant or contrary to this constitution...
Page 7 - ... for the special defence and safety of the Commonwealth, to assemble in martial array, and put in warlike posture, the inhabitants thereof...
Page 8 - Governor shall not, at any time hereafter, by virtue of any power by this Constitution granted, or hereafter to be granted to him by the Legislature, transport any of the inhabitants of this Commonwealth, or oblige them to march out of the limits of the same, without their free and voluntary consent, or the consent of the General Court...
Page 18 - ... 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 18 - State by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings or by the powers vested in the marshals by...
Page 35 - I, , do solemnly swear (or affirm) 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 and perform all the duties incumbent upon me as according to the best of my abilities and understanding, agreeably to the Constitution and laws of the United States. So help me God.
Page 18 - That every officer, noncommissioned officer, or private of the militia, who shall fail to obey the orders of the President of the United States in any of the cases before recited, shall forfeit a sum not exceeding one year's pay, and not less than one month's pay, to be determined and adjudged by a court-martial; and such officer shall...
Page 13 - The vice president of the United States; the officers, judicial and executive, of the government of the United States...
Page 12 - That each and every free able-bodied white male citizen of the respective States, resident therein, who is or shall be of the age of eighteen years, and under the age of forty-five years (except as is hereinafter excepted) shall severally and respectively be enrolled in the militia...

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