Message of His Excellency the Governor to the Senate: Returning the Bill In Addition to an Act for Regulating, Governing and Training the Militia of this Commonwealth, with His Objections to Its Becoming a Law, Together with the Documents which Accompanied Said Message. March 28, 1833

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Dutton and Wentworth, state printers, 1833 - Massachusetts - 31 pages
 

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Page 12 - State, to make returns to the adjutant general of the State, at least once in every year of the militia of the brigade to which he belongs reporting therein the actual situation of the arms, accoutrements and ammunition, of the several corps and every other thing, which in his judgment, may relate to their government, and the general advancement of good order and military discipline...
Page 11 - Conpress has passed the act of i\l;ty 12, 1H20, "to establish a uniform mode of Discipline and field exercise for the militia of the United States," the first section of which directs "that the system of discipline and field exercise which is and shall be ordered to be observed by the regular army of the United States, in the different corps of infantry, artillery [cavalry,! and riflemen, shall be observed by the militia in the exercise and discipline of the said corps respectively, throughout the...
Page 7 - That out of the militia enrolled as is herein directed, there shall be formed, for each battalion, at least one company of grenadiers, light infantry, or riflemen ; and that to each division there shall be at least one company of artillery, and one troop...
Page 12 - That it shall be the duty of the brigade inspector, to attend the regimental and battalion meetings of the militia, composing their several brigades, during the time of their being under arms, to inspect their arms, ammunition and accoutrements, superintend their exercise and manoeuvres and introduce the system of military discipline before described, throughout the brigade agreeable to law, and such orders as they shall, from time to time, receive from the commander in chief of the State...
Page 6 - An act more effectually to provide for the national defence, by establishing an uniform militia throughout the United States " which act is in the words following vizt.
Page 6 - That within one year after the passing of this act, the militia of the respective states shall be arranged into divisions, brigades, regiments, battalions and companies, as the legislature of each state shall direct; and each division, brigade and regiment, shall be numbered at the formation thereof; and a record made of such numbers in the adjutant-general's office in the state...
Page 10 - By a subsequent Act of Congress, passed May 12th, 1820, so much of the afore-recited Section as " approves and establishes the rules and discipline of the Baron De Steuben," (which are the rules referred to in said section) and enjoins them to be observed by the Militia, throughout the United States...
Page 7 - ... in the state; and when in the field, or in service in the state, each division, brigade and regiment shall respectively take rank according to their numbers, reckoning the first or lowest number highest in rank.
Page 3 - To the Honorable Senate, — A Bill, entitled " An Act in further addition to an Act for regulating, governing and training the Militia of this Commonwealth," has been laid before me for my approval. This I feel most painfully constrained by an imperative sense of official obligation to withhold, and to return the Bill to the Honorable Senate where it originated, with my objections to its passage into the form of a Law of the Commonwealth. By the Constitution of the United States, which is a compact...
Page 3 - ... the Union, suppress insurrections, and repel invasions ; To provide for organizing, arming and disciplining the militia, and for governing such part of them as may be employed in the service of the United States, reserving to the states respectively the appointment of the officers, and the authority of training the militia according to the disci-, pline prescribed by Congress ; To exercise legislation in all cases whatsoever over such district (not exceeding ten miles square) as may, by cession...

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