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Joint Comm. on the Militia. Report, 1831
House No. 43 A Joint Committee considered the Governor's message about the militia, plus orders and memorials on the topic. Since Congress had
decided to take over the state militias and was figuring out what to do, the Committee did not see much for them to do. The federal bill would exempt all
under 21, allow one brigade per Congressional district, organized and drilled to reflect the regular Army. There would be a ten day camp each year
for officers taught by regular Army and West Point instructors. The Committee felt it was a good idea to have a militia or its equivalent and thought
some group should follow the bill in Congress. On February 17, 1831, it presented a Resolve: The Governor could appoint a Board of Commissioners to
develop a code of laws for training the militia, with $500 allowed for expenses. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the
Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The committee of both Houses, to whom was referred so much of his Excellency the Governor's message as relates to the militia : also several orders of the two Houses, and sundry memorials on the subject of the revision of the militia laws, have had the same under consideration, and report ...
OCLC Number:   1394868575
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