1808.055: Law authorizing Detachment from Militia of United States.

Published: 1808

Full Title: [Act passed by the congress of the United States authorizing a detachment from the militia of the United States].

Author: United States. Tenth Congress.

Place Issued: Richmond

Issuing Press: Seaton Grantland

Description: Unrecorded


No copy known extant; Swem recorded title from payment to Grantland on November 19, 1808, for printing copies of this federal law; title here taken from Swem, who repeated that of the act itself – Chap. XXXIX of the Acts of the First Session of the Tenth Congress, enacted March 30, 1808; this legislation enabled the president to more quickly respond to threats to the country's security without having to transport federal troops to site of the threat. Under the provisions of this act, the Jefferson administration requisitioned 10,198 Virginia militia men on October 29, 1808; this item evidently published to evince authority for the call-up order that followed (1808.052); the troops were dismissed from service in May 1809.

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