Connecticut - Acts and Laws - 1782
(Connecticut - Revolutionary War) ACTS AND LAWS REGULATING THE MILITIA. ACTS AND LAWS MADE AND PASSED BY THE GENERAL COURT OR ASSEMBLY OF THE GOVERNOR AND COMPANY OF THE STATE OF CONNECTICUT, IN AMERICA; HOLDEN AT HARTFORD (IN SAID STATE) ON THE SECOND THURSDAY OF MAY, ANNO DOM. 1782. An Act for forming, regulating, and conducting the Military Force of this State. Pp 585 - 602. Disbound. "And whereas sundry Persons have heretofore obtained discharges from military Duty, on account of temporary Disorders and infirmities of Body, which in many instances are now removed, and others have obtained such discharges from an abuse of the provisions of the Law heretofore in Force for that Purpose. Therefore, Be it enacted by the Authority aforsaid, that no able-bodied and effective Man, in the judgment of the commissioned Officers of the Company, within the Limits of which he may belong, shall, on account of such Discharges, be exempted from military Duty, but shall be enrolled in their respective Companies, agreeable to the provisions of this Act, and be liable to do Duty in such Companies as others by Law are, such Discharges notwithstanding. Be it further enacted, That the military Companies (except of the Alarm-List, which are hereby dissolved) shall continue and remain as they now are, in respect to the Lines of Division and Boundaries, and order of Dignification. And, Be it further enacted, That the several military Companies aforesaid shall be divided in Regiments, Brigades and Divisions and Boundaries, and order of Dignification. Lose of top right margin on last 4 pages not affecting acts. Overall a nice copy of a scarce piece.