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Session Laws, 1817
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CHARLES RIDGELY, (OF HAMPT.) ESQ. GOVERNOR.

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tions of the civil authority, and reports to be made of men and
arms, and the restraining improper or disorderly conduct in officers
or others, the preservation of arms belonging to the state, the en-
forcing of penalties under company by-laws, and collection of fines,
shall prevail and be enforced in the cavalry attached to the third
brigade, in the like manner as with the other militia thereof; but the
fines incurred by company officers and privates, shall be applied,
under the direction of the commanding officers, to the uses of the
company to which they belong, and when collected, shall be paid
over to such person as the commanding officers of the company
shall appoint; and all other fines shall, when collected, be paid over
to the paymaster of the regiment, and applied to regimental pur-
poses, under the direction of the commanding officer thereof.
71. And be it enacted, That the artillery company in the city of
Baltimore, called The First Marine Artillery of the Union, com-
manded by captain George Stiles, and composed of masters and
mates of vessels, sea faring people, not liable to militia duty, shall
be and hereby is confirmed and continued as an independent com-
pany, to be attached to the third brigade, with power to pass and
enforce by-laws and regulations for enforcing discipline and the at-
tendance of its members, the election of officers, times and places
of meeting for training, the purchase, repair, and safe keeping of
arms, guns, ammunition and equipments, and the collection of fines;
Provided, that no persons but the masters and mates of vessels,
belonging to the city of Baltimore, or persons not liable to militia
duty, shall be members of the said company, and that the said com-
pany shall not be liable to militia duty, except when it shall be
called into actual service by the president of the United States,
the officer commanding the third division, or the officer commanding
the third brigade of the militia of this state, in the cases where by
the constitution and laws of the United States, or of this state, the
said president or officers shall be respectively authorised to call out
for actual service the militia composing the said third brigade.
72. And be it enacted, That the said company shall consist of any
number of persons of the descriptions mentioned in the preceding sec-
tion, or any of them; and that the governor and council shall from
time to time commission the usual officers for the said company, as va-
cancies may occur; provided that no such commission shall be grant-
ed to any person not previously recommended by the said company,
73. And be it enacted, That if any suit or action shall be brought
or commenced against any person or persons for any thing done in
the execution of the provisions of this act, the defendant or defend-
ants may plead the general issue, and give this act and the special
matter in evidence.
74. And be it enacted, That all such provisions of the several mi-
litia laws of this state, as shall be found repugnant to, or inconsist-
ent with, the provisions of this act, shall cease to have effect with-
in the limits of the said brigades, provided however, that whenever
the militia of said brigades or any part thereof, shall be called into
actual service, they shall in all respects be subject to the like regu-
lation and orders as other militia of this state.
75. And be it enacted, That nothing in this act shall be taken or
construed to extend to any part of the militia of this state, except
the third and fourteenth brigades as aforesaid,
32

Dec. Ses. 1817

First Marine
Artillery.

Proviso.

ómay consist
of any number

General issue
may be plead.

Laws repug-
nant to this act
repealed.

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Not to relate
to militia in o-
ther parts of
the state.



 
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