violence—no other views are entertain ed or tolerated.
The general parades of the Legion will be in the city of , but all other musters will be within the bounds of the respective Companies, Battalions, Regiments, and Cohorts.
The 8th Sec. of “An Act for the
organization and government of the Militia of this State” in
force July 2nd, 1833, provides
that “when any person shall enroll himself in a volunteer
com pany, he shall forthwith give notice in writing to the
commanding officer of the company in which he was enrolled,”
&c., and that the commanding officer of a regiment, or
battalion, may in a certain contingency, ‘dissolve such
com pany;’ and some of the petty, ignorant and impudent militia
officers maintain that such is still the law: but those blind
leaders of the blind are informed that the 11th Sec., of ‘An
act encouraging volunteer companies,’ approved March 2nd, 1837, reads as follows:
‘So much of the 8th Section of an act entitled an act for the
organization and government of the militia of this , in force Ju ly 2nd,
1833, as requires a volunteer to give notice in writing
to the com manding officer of the company in which he was
enrolled, and authorizes commandants of Regiments to disband
Independent Companies, be, and the same is hereby repealed.’
If officers act upon the obsolete laws of the ‘little book,’
which have been repealed years since, it will be sweet to the
taste, but ‘make the belly bitter;’ and should any civil or
military officer attempt to en force the collection of any military
fines upon the members of the Legion, excepting when such
fines are assessed by the Court Martial of the Legion, such
persons are directed to apply to the Master in Chancery, for , for an injunction to stay the illegal
The militia companies of , and citizens generally, are respectfully invited to unite with the Legion, and partake of its privileges.
All officers are required to enforce the most rigid discipline on all days of public parade.
Persons holding enrolling orders are directed to act with energy, consum mate their trust, and make prompt re turns to the office of the . The Lieutenant General desires that all his friends should attach them selves to some company either in the 1st or 2nd Cohort. This will enable them to receive correct military instruction under the teachings of experienced of ficers, according to the drill and disci pline of the United States Army—and qualify them for efficient service in the cause of their beloved , and , in the hour of peril.
The eleven companies of minute men will at all times hold themselves in readiness to execute the laws, as originally instructed by the general of ficers.
The officers and troops of the Legion are directed to treat with proper re spect and decorum, all other officers and troops in the service of this , or of the .
Officers are ordered to treat their troops with marked respect—and while they discharge their duties with promptitude and boldness as officers, they must not forget or neglect to observe the requi sites of gentlemen.
The 2nd Company, (Light Infantry,) 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 2nd Co hort; and the 1st Company, (Lancers,) 1st
Battalion, 3rd Regiment, 2nd Co hort, of the Legion, will act as an es cort for the reception of such visiting companies from , and , as may be present. Should the Governor be present, it will be announced by a fire of artillery by the 1st and 2nd Companies, 1st Battalion, 1st Regi ment, 1st Cohort; and the 1st Compa ny, 1st Battalion, 1st Regiment, 2nd Cohort, when he will be received by the entire Legion with the honors due so conspicuous a personage as the Com mander-in-Chief of the forces of the .
Officers receiving copies of these or ders, will promulgate the same without delay throughout the bounds of their respective commands.
Major General. [p. 418]