Council of Fifty, Minutes, March 1844–January 1846; Volume 2, 1 March–6 May 1845

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of the designs of last summer and fall I am not aware. I have seen the Warsaw signal which again preaches expulsion but beyond this I have seen nothing and know nothing of their designs. I have on Saturday last dispatched a bold and trusty man to demand the arms and Cannon at and . These events may for ought I know point to a new war against you. If they do you cannot be organized as a part of the militia too soon. I am aware that under such an organization there must be many persons exempt from military duty. But in case of danger no doubt they will voluntarily enrol themselves. There is no law to forbid their service. Their exemption is not a disqualification to serve but a privilege [p. [340]]
of the designs of last summer and fall I am not aware. I have seen the Warsaw signal which again preaches expulsion but beyond this I have seen nothing and know nothing of their designs. I have on Saturday last dispatched a bold and trusty man to demand the arms and Cannon at and . These events may for ought I know point to a new war against you. If they do you cannot be organized as a part of the militia too soon. I am aware that under such an organization there must be many persons exempt from military duty. But in case of danger no doubt they will voluntarily enrol themselves. There is no law to forbid their service. Their exemption is not a disqualification to serve but a privilege [p. [340]]
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