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ross shall be furnished with a fusee, bayonet and belt, with a cartridge box to contain twelve cartridges; and to each troop of horse there shall be one captain, two lieutenants, one cornet four sergeants, four corporals, one saddler, one farrier, one trumpeter, and not less than thirty nor more than sixty privates; the commissioned officers shall furnish themselves with good horses, saddles and holsters, and be armed with a sword and pair of pistols, and each dragoon shall provide himself with a serviceable horse, a good saddle and holsters, a bridle, mail-pillion and valise, a breast-plate and crupper, a pair of boots and spurs, and be armed with a saber, a pair of pistols, and car

tridge box to contain twelve cartridges for pisTo be formed tols. Each company of artillery and troop

of horse shall be formed of volunteers from the brigade, and to be enrolled by three persons nominated for that purpose by the brigadier general, and whenever there shall be thirty-five enrolled they shall meet at a time and place designated by the brigadier general, which shall by him be advertised in at least six of the most public places within his brigade, at which time and place he shall attend, and the persons enrolled shall then and there proceed to elect, according to the provisions of the fifth section of this act, their captain and subalterns from the number enrolled, and shall be uniformly clothed in regimentals; the

of volunteers, and enrolled by

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color and fashion to be determined by the per-
sons enrolled; the officers when commissioned
and qualified, shall appoint their non-commis-
sioned officers.
Sec. 16. And

And be it further enacted, That One com-
there shall be annexed to each battalion one grenadiers,
company of grenadiers, light infantry or rifle- to be raised
men, to be raised by voluntary enrollment enlistment.
in manner as shall be directed by the lieu-
tenant colonel or commanding officer of the
regiment, when in the opinion of the lieu-
tenant colonel or commanding officer of the
regiment such company can be raised with
convenience, without reducing the compa-
nies below the number of forty-five privates To be com
(to be composed of young men between the young men
age of sixteen and forty years) to be raised age of 16 and
and officered in such manner

shall be directed by the lieutenant colonel or commanding officer of the regiment, who shall direct an election to be held, at which he shall attend himself, and cause the same to be conducted agreeably to the constitution, and How oficershall return the names of the officers so elected forth with to the governor, who shall commission them accordingly. And the said companies when raised shall wear while on parade, The untform such uniform as may be agreed on by a ma- on by a majority of the company and approved of by company. the commanding officer of the regiment; the




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officers when commissioned and qualified, shall proceed to appoint their non-commissioned officers, and from time to time may fill any

vacancies which may happen in their respecThe manner tive companies, providing it shall not reduce

the companies in battalion below the number aforesaid, and when any captain of grenadiers, light infantry or riflemen, shall enroll any person out of any company in his battalion, he shall forthwith notify in writing the commanding officer of the company from which such person was enrolled, and if it should be made to appear that such company was reduced below the number aforesaid, he may be ordered back to join the company from which he enrolled, and

enrolled, and as the men of such light companies shall from time to time arrive at the age of forty years, the captain

shall make report thereof to the commanding companies. officer of the battalion, who shall order them

to be enrolled in the district company they may respectively live in, and the deficiency shall be supplied by a new enrollment; the said companies shall in all respects be subject to the same regulations and orders as the rest of the militia, except as hereinafter excepted.

Sec. 17. And be it further enacted, That no person shall be eligible to a command in the militia, who is not a citizen of the United States, and has not resided in the proper coun

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ty the time prescribed by the twenty-seventh section of the first article of the constitution of this state.

Sec. 18. And be it further enacted, That Commisevery officer commissioned by virtue of this cers to take act, shall, previous to his entering on the ex- support the ecution of his respective office, take the oath of the U. s. to support the constitution of the United States state. and of this state, viz: "I,

,do solemnly swear (or affirm, as the case may be) that I will faithfully and justly execute the duties of

in the militia of this state, according to the best of my abilities. So help me God.” Which oath or affirmation shall be endorsed the back of on the back of the commission, by the person administering the same.

Sec. 19. And be it further enuncteil, That Regimental each battalion and regiment shall be provided and colors wth regimental standards, with the number vided. of the regiment inscribed on the same, by the field officers, and each company with the regimental colors, with the number of the company in such regiment endorsed thereon, a drum and fife, by the commissioned officers of the company, in such manner as shall hereinafter be directed.

Sec. 20. And be it further enacted, That there shall be an adjutant general appointed duty. in this state, whose duty it shall be to distri

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bute all orders from the commander in chief to the several corps; to attend all public l'eviews when the commander in chief shall review the militia or any part thereof; to obey any orders from him relative to carrying into execution and perfecting the system of military discipline established by this act; to furnish blank forms of the different returns that may be required, and to explain the principles on which they should be made to-corps, throughout the state; all which the several officers of the divisions, brigades, regiments and battalions, are hereby required to make, in the usual manner, so that the said adjutant general may be duly furnished therewith; from all of which returns he shall make proper abstracts and lay the same, annually, before the commander in chief of the state: Provided always, That the adjutant general shall be inspector general.

Sec. 21. And be it further enacted, That there shall be appointed, agreeably to the fifth section of the fifth article of the constitution, one quartermaster general in each division in the state, and in each brigade there shall be one quartermaster of brigade, to be appointd by the brigadier general.

Sec. 22. And be it further enacted, That it shall be the duty of the brigade inspector to attend

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