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Joint Standing Comm. on the Militia. Act in addition to the several acts, concerning the Militia, 1840
Senate No. 42 On March 12, 1840 the Joint Standing Committee on the Militia reported a bill: An Act in addition to the several acts concerning the
militia, 1840. Every able-bodied white male resident in the Commonwealth ages 18-45, was to be enrolled in the militia, unless he opted out for $75.
The assessor was to keep a list of eligible males, pass it on to the county clerk, who was to pass it on to the Adjutant of the militia. Cases for
call-up were defined. The state would provide arms and equipment. The active militia's organization arrangement was listed; $5/year was base pay.
Three parades/year were required. Failure to appear meant a fine. Punishments for various offenses were listed. There was a form included in the
bill for calling out the militia. (Digitized from a microfilm copy of title originally held by the Massachusetts State Library).
Title:   The Joint Standing Committee on the Militia, to whom was referred an order of the 5th inst., together with sundry petitions and remonstrances relating to the militia, ask leave to report a bill.
OCLC Number:   1405435027
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