A Digest of the Laws of the United States & the State of South-Carolina Now of Force, Relating to the Militia: With an Appendix, Containing the Patrol Laws; the Laws of the Government of Slaves and Free Persons of Colour; the Decisions of the Constitutional Court and Court of Appeals of South- Carolina Therein; and an Abstract from the Rules and Regulations of the United States' Army
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Page 13 - In pursuance of this authority, the act of 1795 has provided, "that whenever the United States shall be invaded, or be in imminent danger of invasion from any foreign nation or Indian tribe, it shall be lawful for the President of the United States to call forth such number of the militia of the State or States most convenient to the place of danger, or scene of action, as he may judge necessary to repel such invasion, and to issue his order for that purpose to such officer or officers of the militia...
Page 2 - Massachusetts, is to be expended for books for the College Library. The other half of the income is devoted to scholarships in Harvard University for the benefit of descendants of HENRY BRIGHT, JR., who died at Watertown, Massachusetts, in 1686 In the absence of such descendants, other persons are eligible to the scholarships.
Page 36 - ... that then, and in every such case, it shall and may be lawful to and for the said...
Page 13 - ... obstructed. In any state, by combinations too powerful to be suppressed by the ordinary course of judicial proceedings, or by the powers vested In the marshals by this act.
Page 153 - And in case any person" or persons shall wilfully cut out the tongue, put out the eye, castrate, or cruelly scald, burn, or deprive any slave of any limb or member, or shall inflict any other cruel punishment, other than by whipping or beating with a horse-whip, cow-skin, switch or small stick, or by putting irons on, or confining or imprisoning such slave, every such person shall, for every such offence, forfeit the sum of one hundred pounds, current money.
Page 14 - 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 178 - That all and every person and persons whatsoever who shall hereafter teach or cause any slave or slaves to be taught to write, or...
Page 17 - ... shall furnish himself with all the equipments of a private in the infantry, until proper ordnance and field artillery is provided. There shall be to each troop of horse, one captain, two lieutenants, one cornet, four sergeants, four corporals, one saddler, one farrier, and one trumpeter ; the commissioned...
Page 9 - ... to furnish blank forms of different returns, that may be required, and to explain the principles on which they should be made, to receive from the several officers of the different corps throughout the State, returns of the militia under their command, reporting the actual...