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who may, from time to time, arrive at the age
of eighteen years, or being of the age of
eighteen years and under the age of forty-
five years (except as is hereinafter excepted)
shall come to reside within his bounds, and
shall, without delay, notify such citizen of the
said enrollment, by a proper non-commission-
ed officer of the company, by whom such
notice may be proved; and every citizen so
enrolled and notified, shall, within twelve

months thereafter, provide himself with a Miltia, how good musket or fusee, a sufficient bayonet to be armed. and belt, a knapsack and two spare flints, a

pouch with a box therein, to contain not less
than twenty-four cartridges suited to the bore
of his musket or fusee, each cartridge to con-
tain a proper quantity of powiler and ball, or
a good rifle, knapsack, pouch and powder-
horn, with twenty balls suited to the bore of
his rifle, and a quarter of a pound of pow-
der; and every enrolled person shall so ap-
pear armed, accoutred and provided, when
called into actual service, except when called
out to exercise only, he may appear without

a kuapsack; the commissioned officers shall cers, how to severally be armed with a sword or hanger

and espontoon, and every citizen so enrolled Arms, etcom and providing himself with arms, ammunition all seizures. and accoutrements, required as aforesaid, shall

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Sec. 2. And

And be it further enacted, That all ministers of the gospel, licensed to preach what per: according to the rules of their sect, all keep- empted from ers of jails, and such other persons as are exempted by the laws of the United States shall be and are hereby exempted from militia duty. Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That

. the state shall be divided into four divisions, The state diin the following manner, viz: The counties four diviof Hamilton, Clermont, Warren, Green, Montgomery and Butler, shall compose one divi- The{first, sion, and be called the first division. The counties of Adams, Scioto, Ross and Franklin, shall compose one division, and be called the second, the second division. The counties of Fairfield, Gallia, Washington and Belmont, shall compose one division, and be called the third division. And the counties of Jefferson, Columbiana and Trumbull, shall compose one division, and be called the fourth division, the fourth.

. Each division shall be divided into brigades, in the following manner, to-wit: The counties of Hamilton and Clermont shall form Each divione brigade. The counties of Butler and brigades. Warren shall form one brigade. The counties of Green and Montgomery shall form

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Each division, brigade and regiment to be numbered, end to rank

one brigade. The counties of Adams and
Scioto shall form one brigade. The coun-
ties of Ross and Franklin shall form one bri-
gade. The counties of Fairfield and Gallia
shall form one brigade. The counties of
Washington and Belmont shall form one brig-

The counties of Jefferson and Colum-
biana shall form

brigade; and the county of Trumbull shall form one brigade. Each division, brigade and regiment, shall be numbered, and a record of such numbers

made in the adjutant general's office, and accordingly. when in the field or in service in the state,

each division, brigade or regiment, shall re-
spectively take rank according to their num-
bers, reckoning the first or lowest number

highest in rank. Each division shall consist Division bri- of not, less than two nor more than four briwhat to con- gades; each brigade of not less than two

than four regiments; each regiment of two battalions; each battalion of four companies, and each company shall consist of sixty-four privates: Provided always, That if local circumstances should require it, a company may be formed of forty, or extend to eighty, rank and file.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted, That the militia of the state shall be officered as follows, viz: To each division there shall be one major general, who shall be allowed two

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aids-de-camp, with the rank of major; to each brigade one brigadier

brigadier general, with one brigade inspector, to serve as brigade major, with the rank of major, to be appointed by the brigadier general; to each regiment one lieutenant colonel commandant; to each battalion one major, and to each company one captain, one lieutenant, one ensign, four sergeants, four corporals, one drummer and one fifer; the regimental staff shall consist of one adjutant, one clerk, one quartermaster, one paymaster, one surgeon, surgeon's mate, sergeant major, quartermaster sergeant, one drum major and one fife major.

Sec. 5. Ant be it further enacted, That The majors the majors general of the respective divisions, lay out so soon as they are commissioned and quali- sions into fied agreeable to law, shall proceed to lay out the several counties within their respective divisions, into regimental, battalion and company districts, and shall cause notice of the lines of such districts to be given in two of the most public places therein, which notices shall state, that on a certain day, at the hour To give noof eleven o'clock, and at a certain place with- time and in the company district, an election will com- holding elecmence and be held for the purpose of electing one captain, one lieutenant and one ensign, for such district, and the election shall be held and conducted in the following manner,

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The manner to-wit: The qualified electors within such com
ing the same. pany district, shall meet at the time and

place pointed out in such notice, and shall
proceed, viva voce, to elect three judges and
one clerk, by a plurality of the voters present;
any one of the persons elected judges shall
administer to the other two judges and clerk,
and either of the other judges to him, the fol-
lowing oath or affirmation: “I,

solemnly swear, or affirm, as the

case may be) that I will faithfully and impartially receive, count and make return, of the votes legally given for a captain, lieutenant and ensign, in militia, for the district in which I am appointed judge." And the judges shall proceed to receive the ballots from the qualified electors of such district until three o'clock of the same day, and no longer. The clerk shall write down the

down the name of each elector in a book prepared for that purpose, and at the close of the election the judges and clerk shall compare the ballots with the poll-book, and declare to the people present, who is duly elected, and shall certify under their hands and seals, to the major general forthwith, the names of the persons elected officers, to each their proper title of captain, lieutenant or ensign.

Sec. 6. And be it further enacted, That the majors general respectively, shall forth

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