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Richmond, i rimed by SAMUEL AL PLEASANIS, for the benefit of liitasgjf and the otfici* Representatives of Samuel Pleasants, deceased, VoL~"xXlI...No.- 3144] ^ RICHMOND—WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14, 1814. [4 Dolls, pc* m» VIRGINIA LEGISLATURE. ■«. »(|i n(4. .«■ >}, ,»*. ,|t..»». The following BILL To amend Ike Militia Laws of this Commonwealth, is before the House of Delegates, I. Be il enacted by the General Assembly, That the Militia of this Commonwealth be* and the.tame is hereby arranged into Brigades and Divisions, in' the following manner* that is to say x The militia of the counties of Accomack and Northampton shall compos? one Brigade * of the counties of Westmoreland, Northumberland* Lancaster, Uudimond, Middlesex anti Essex, one Mgado; and the said brigades shall compose one division: llie militia ot the counties of Matthews, Gloucester* James City, York, Elizabeth City and Warwick shall compose one brigade of the counties or King :md Queen, King William, Charles City and New Kent* one bri t *1 • brigades shall compose one division : The militia of the counties of Chesterlleld and Henrico andol the city ol Richmond, shall compose one brigade; of the counties of Henovcr, Goochland, Fluvanna and Louisa, one brigade ; and the said brigades shall compose one division : Tbe militia of the counties of Caroline, f* Bpottsylvattja and King George, shall compose one brigade; of tbe counties of Fauquier and Stafford otto bri . J and the said brigades shall compose one divisii n: The militia of the counties of Prince William and amux shall compose one brigade ; ol* the coucty of Loudoun one brigade ; and (he said brigades shall compose one division : I he militia of the counties of Culpeper, Mauison and Orange, shall compose one brigade 5 of the counties of Albemarle, Nelson and Amherst* one, brigade ; and the said brigades shhll compose one division:_ i he militia oi the counties of Bedford, Campbell nnd Franklin, shall compose one brigade ; of the counties of lilts) Uaniu, Henry and Patrick* one brigade ; and tbe said brigades shall compose onp division : The militia of the counties of Halifax and Charlotte shall eomnobo one brigade ; of the counties oV Powhatan* Prince Edward, Cumberland and Buckingham* one brig-tdc; and the said brigades shall compose one division : The mifitiu of the counties ol Surry, Sussex* Prince’George and Greensville, shall compose one brigade ,* of the counties of Bruns nriek, n-.ctl.ietburg ar.d Lunenburg, one brigade ; of the counties uf Dinwiddie, Nottoway nnd Amelia, one bri gade; and the said bvigadges shall compose one division : The militia of Isle of Wight, Nansemond and South ampton* shall compose one brigade ; of the counties of Princess Annr and Norfolk, and of the borough of Nor folk* one brigade j and the 9hid brigades shall compose one division ; The militia of the counties of Jefferson and Berkeley shttUcotHpo?6 one brigade; of the county of Frederick one brigade ; and the said brigades shall com pose one division : The militia of tbe counties of Shenandoah und Uork.ugham, shad compose oxic brigade ; of the counties ol Augusta and Rockbridge, ouo brigade ; and the said brigades shall compose oue division: Thp militia ot the counties ol Wythe, Montgomery, Giles and Monroe, shall compose oue brigade ; of the counties of Wash ington, Uusseil, Grayson* L.e, SeoU and Tav^vveil, one brigade; and the said brigades shall compose one divi sion: lne mihtia of the counties of Botetourt, GrvenUrior apd Bath* shall compose one brigade; of the 00 unties of Hardy, Hampshire and Peodleton* oue brigade; and tbe said brigades shall compose one dtvi si°u;^ Tbe militia of the counties of Cabell* Kennwha and Rl ison, suall compose one brigade ; of the counties of Harrison, Randolph and Wood* one brigade; of the counties of Ohio, Monongalia and Brooke, one brigade • and the saia brigades shall compose ope division- 9 . . . * uemecuty 01 me JteSeouHv.'t to number, by ballot, where the same has not already been done, the several ftWmous and brigade* aforesaid, and to cause the same to be recorded in too Adjutant General’s office: and every c<mmiU:,;ori hereafter issued by the governor sbali cypress the number ot ike division) brigade and regiment) respectively,,io which the person obtaining the samd shall beio:*g. III. And be it further enacted, That there thail be appointed, by joint ballot of the two houses of the General Anewb y, ami eomvi Unioned by tfie Governor, one major-general to each division, and one brigadier, general to eaeh bxtgude of tb.r. militia pf this com naan we^t h, who s£att reside within the limits of Lheir respective euininupd*; and all vacancies hereafter aucruing in said offices shall be tilled by appointments to be made and eomiuissjous to be issued in like manner. IV. The major generals and hrigadier-goaeralt of the militia shall each appoint bis own staff. The staff of a Biftjnr-general shall consist of ouc division inspector, with tbe brevet r-,«k, pay and emoluments of a lieuleuuui colonel of infantry, when in actual service ; two aius-dc-camp, and one division quarter master, each with timbre vet rank, pay ami emoluments of a major of infantry, when in actual service. The staff of a brigadier-genera! shall consist of one uid-dc camp uud ouo brigade quarter* mas ter, each with the brevet rank, pay and emolument* of a (-upturn of infantry, when in actual service. V. And be it further enacted, That the adjutant-general shall huye the brevet tank, and shall receive the same pay and emoluments, as a colonel of cavalry of tiie United Sides’ army is now by law emitted to receive, instead of tbe compensation now allowed bylaw. The adjutant-general shall he. and he is hereby authorised, to direct returns and reports to be wade to him of the strength and condition of the militia, fhe statu of the public arms and accoutrements, end other public property applicable to military purposes, as oft*n as be shall deem't necessary. It shall be the duty of tbe adjutant general to prepare general regulations delf.ung arid pvesoiibiag the respective duties of the different deport meats vjc the bluff, which, when approved by the executive, shall be reqieotetl anti obeyed until altered or revoked by thp same authority; and the said general reflations, thus prepared and ap proved, shall be recorded in tbe adjutant-general’* office, and a copy thereof laid before cue general assembly at their next session. VI. And bfi it further enacted, That the governor sbjtll be, and he is hereby aut!iorisi-d, by and with the ad vice of council, to an point and com miss toil an assistant adjutant-general. The assistant adjutant general shall I reside where the adjutant general’s office shall be kept; lie shall have <he breve! rank, ami receive ..be same pay ! and emoluments as a major of cavalry in the army of tin* United State., is now by 1 iw emitted to receive ; and u shall be his duty, uuiicr the directions oi'tbe adjutant-gcnc-ral, to assist him generally in the discharge of his du ties. VII. And J:eil further enacted, That the governor shall be, and he is hereby authorised and required, by and with the advice of the council, to appoint and commission a quarter-master general. The quarter-master general shall, before he enleu upon the duties of tdlice, enter into Load, with good ami sufficient, sureties, for the sum of dollars, pay aide to the governor or chief magistrate of this common wealth for the time being, or his successors, for the u*c of this commonwealth, conditioned for the faithful discharge of the duties of ins office, and to account fairly mid fully, whenever tlierebnio required, lor ali sums ot money, and articles of publm property, which shall come to his hands oh public account. Tin quarter-to aster general snail do and perform all the duties which agreeably to the military usage and the general regulations for the government of cite itriny ot the United States. He shall take chu. gc of tbe department throughout the state* and suttll have power to issue orders to all quarter-era requiring of them such returns and reports, nod giving them such instruct ioas as lie may deem proper and necessary for the security and preservation of the public property : And the said quarter-muster gene Wtl shall have the brevet rank, and receive the same pay aud emolument* as a colonel of eu,airy in the army of the United Slates is now by law entitled to receive. Via. The governor shall be, and he is hereby authorised, by nml with the advice of council, to appoint and com mission a ilej>uty quarter-master general. The deputy quarter rnasict g? ntrul shall r. side where the quarter-master general’s office shall he kept, and ahull have the brevet rank ur.d receive die same pay atul emoluments as a major of cavalry. As many a.sivlunt quarter-muslet s gneral as the public service snail at *.ny time requiiv, not exceed , who shall hold their offices dining the pleasure of the executive, ami lie also subject to removal iiorn office by the joint resolution of the two houses of tho general assembly. They shall eaoh nave (he brevet rank, mihT receive the same pay ami emolument* as a captain of infantry in the army of the United Slates is now hy low entitled to receive, usuiulso lorage for ore horse; and shall enter into bond with good ami sufficient sureties in the inia of dollars puyuble iu like ni&uosr and with the like condition as the bond required by this uct to lie entered into by the quarter master general. IX. JJjid ne It further cntu'ttd, That the adjutant general and (j inricr master genera! shall reside and keep Iheir office n a«. the seal id the government of this common wealth : provided, however, that if at any timO the pub lic service shall render it expedient, (lie governor, w:ti« ihe advice of (council, may direct the said adjutant gene ifcl nr quarter master general, to remove will, their ofHec* to any other plnco within this state* X. And where »* it in r epedient to reduce tlie niimoer of troops of cavalry in this commonwealth : He it there fore enacted, (hot the goven of or commander inchicrof the urilitia. shall be, and he is hereby authorise I and re quire l’, »ooi» as may he; after the passage ofthi* net, to issue orders to tHe lieutenant colonels commandant, or the fcuiftifituinjt* cfhcers fertile time, of the several regiments of cavalry in this state, requiring them to muster atm inspect, without delay, tbrjsverol troops of each regiffi'mt, and to report, without delay, to the ad jutant gen eral, tho strength, condition, discipline, arm* rnd accoutrements of each trxw, which Teport. the ad infant general shall cause to lie recorded in h»3 and u copv thereof he shall i aimed i rifely lay before the executive. And the governor, with the attars of wurvdf, •hull, th*r<Mip.»ii. select ten of the most cdfoient and best disciplined troops of e eh regiment, to he con*in*.*'!, and cause a register of such selection to he made in the adjutant t&nerol’* ofticc ; and each regiment of cavalry shall thereafter r-na«l*t of ten troops only. Kvcvy troop not retained by the telcotfcn aforesaid the gMVtrnor shoM he, and he is hereby authorised aud reqnhrerd, to caifse to ho immediately reduced to the condition of infantry uf rfce line hy » genoral order to that effect; nnd (ho commissioned officers of siic.i troops shall fm considered as so pemu un-cay niHoer* in the revp^ciivc regiments within the hounds of which toeir troops were rnistul. \ ii bC ltJurth fr rrlKci*ili That any o flier r of the militia, not under arrest at the time, may, whenever he s.iall think proper, *«**ign lus eoiamissiub by tendering the same, aeooin panted by a letter of resignation, to the o ■ governor, or to the ooinm&Q<fct’t of tho regiment h> tT:!??: £c may ; Provided, however, that no officer iri aotfial cet vice shell avail liiiiiself of tftnf privilege without the permission, in Waiting, of the officer ooiumauiijiig the troops with whieh he shall be serving. XIL And be it further enacted, That in sddiiion to the present mode qf ! recommending persons to the executive to be aouunissioned as militia officers, the field officers of each regiment, or a majority of them, shall, whenever a vfu-anoy occurs therein, nominate sueh person as they shall think best qua* lified; to tbe court or the county ; and the said oourt shall, :q their recoaunen’. dai ion, should they not approve sueh nomination, state as wett tbe name an<h rank of the person so nominated to theqi, as the name and rank of tl)£ paNod recommended by them. XIII. And befiturther enacted, That the court martial directed by (ha fourth section of tbe act, entitled, “ An act to amend the militia laws of this commonwealth,” passed on the 14th day of February, 1814, shall consist of one majorat least, and as many captains and subaltern officers a* shall form a court of not less than five nor more than .thirteen members, and two sup-, ernumerary members, any thing to the said act to the contrary, notwith standing. < • XIV. And be it further enacted. That no nob-commissioned officer, musi cian or private, on the first or seeoud division for duty, shall absent him* If from his regiment after the commandant thereof has received an order re. quiring a detail to be made, and of which the said non-commissioned officer musician or private shall have been, in any way or by any means, informed, until sueh detail shall have been made. And every non-commissioned officer, musician or private, on the first or second divi«on for duty, who shall absent himself as aforesaid, and who shall be subsequently detailed to march in stioh requisition, shall be considered and treated as a deserter. • i» A . mm a I I * I _1___At_f_t _._1 A.T. 1 DC HUjUUUl-gCUClIU Ur, BUU HO IS uctwj auiUWlHEU OIIU »u quired, whenever a requisition is made for troops, to direct an officer to muster and inspect the men detailed from each regiment to take the field* who together with the surgeon of the regiment, shall be held responsible for sending into service any person incapable of performing military duty ; And the said adjutant general shall also direct a court of euquiry to sit, who shall decide upon appeals from the decision of ihe inspecting officer and surgeon ; and hear and decide upon excuse* made by persons detailed for service, XVI. And be it further enacted, That the bounds of a-oompan? of militia shall not be hereafter divided, unless the number of militia weq within the same shall exceed one hundred and eight, officers included, XVII. And be it further enacted. That every inspector of a brigadf shall employ a competent drum and life major to attend the training of the officers throughout the brigade, who shall be allowed dollars per day for their services, to be paid in the same manner as the compensation all owed the brigade inspector: And the gdrauuners and lifers of each regiment shall be summoned by the officer having immediate command over them (q attend the training of the officers to be taught the different beats and rna chef by the drum and five major aforesaid, whose duty it shall be to instruct them under the direction of the brigade inspector. Any drummer or lifer failing tba to attend the training of the officers, as aforesaid, shall be subject* to a fine, not less than nor more than dollars, to be imposed and collected in the same manner as the fines on commissioned officers lop failing to attend such training. XV11I. And bz it further enacted, That the fines imposed by law upon a non-commissioned officer, musici itt or private, for failing to appear at tha pliice of rendezvous when ordered, or lading to march when ordered, or to furnish a substitute, shall be certified by the president of the court before whom ihe santo shall he assessed to the sheriff of the county in which the deli* nqueut shall reside, and also m the auditor of puhliu accounts, noting in the cer tificate to the auditor the residence of ihe delinquent. The said, sheriff shu.J proceed forthwith, upon such certificate, to levy the said fine with e-/St« by distress and sale of the goods and chattels of the delinquent; and shall pay all such iiiijjj by him levied into the public treasury at the same time that th? public revenue is payable } shall be entitled to the same commission thereon as for the collect ion of the said revenue, and liable to be proceeded again »t for a failure to pay lbe same in like manner as for a failure to pay the public revenue. And when any non- commissioned officer, musician or private snail be adjudged to suffer imprisonment, there being no goods and chattels feund whereof to levy the said fine, the said sheriff' shall forthwith commit such delinquent to jail, there to be coiffiaed during the term for which be was ud judged to suffer imprisonment, or until he shall pay the fiue with cods, XIX. «lnd be it further enacted, That to every lieutenant colonel of a regiment there siiatl be issued by the governor a commission of colonel, and to every senior major of such regiment a commission of lieutenant colonel, and such lieutenant colonels shall continue to command the b* ttJious to which they are Represent assigned. The said colonels and lieutenant colonels, commissioned as alcre .aid, s. all continue to possess the same powers, and bo subject to the same obligations, as the lieutenant colonels and m jors of theip respective regiments at tuis lime. And, in the new commissions to be i-sued as aforesaid, the U*te of the former con.mission shall be inserted, and the rela» ; tivo rank of said officers shall be governed by the dates of their former com* missions. XX* And whereat there are too many light troops in this common wealth, be it further enacted, that in all cates where there are more than one company to a battalion, it shall be the duty of the field officers of the regiment or ^ majority of them to decide which shall he reduced to the general mass of the militia, and the same shall by their order be reduced. The officers pf any light company so reduced shnll be cousitlered as supernumerary officers under the section of the act passrd the 11th day of February, 1814, eoti, tied, act to amend the militia laws of this commonwealth.” EDUCATION. THE SUBSCRIBER, respectfully in forms the Public, that he intends rc.# moving lrnm Hanover Courthouse, and o pening a SCHOOL the ensuing year at his own place in Caroline County, near Ox lord. where he will teach the following branches of learning ; the English, Latin anti Greek Languages; Writing. Arithme tic, English Composition and Geography The fees for tuition will he 30 dollars lor the let it; of ten months. The school will be opened on the 15th Janua;y next, and discontinued on the 15th 01 pecember following, (ted act tug the month of June for vacation. The subscri ber has at a considerable expense furnish ed himself with large atul commodious hou. for ihe accommodation of hit school, and also for Upartlei s; his price for Board lodging and washing inclusive, will be eigh ! ty dollars for the term, The fees for Board i and tuition will be required in advance ; 1 half at the time the pupil enters the school, and the remaining halt at the expiration of the month of May. Gentlemen patronising the school are particularly invited to visit it, that they may ascertain whether the pu pils make a satisfactory progress. The subscribers place of residence (which will be hereafter known by tne name of LIT TLB YALE Is plcasa ntly situated and re markably retired, Tt is, therefore, recom mended to youth as a place where they can acquire a classical education, exempt from the bustle and interruption, to which the present times are especially subject RUFUS CHANDLER, A. M. November 30,1814. (w3tp) Win. RICHARDS, Clock and Watch Maher, HAVING TAKEN THE SHOP FORMERLY OCCUPIED NY KDWAim WANTON, dec. and of late by R JORDAN, next door to the Virginia B.»nk,8c five tloor* above the Cross Street leading to MaV<>*» Iltidge, respectful's ly informs tbe old Ointoin* ers of the Shop, and tire Public in general that lie intend* carrying on the WATCH *5 Cl.OCtv. MAKING IUISINK93, la all Its various branches, with accuracy ancj dispatch. All orders in his line will be thanfc* fitlly received and punctually attended to. «» All CLOCKS and WATCHKS that have been repaired in the shop that does not perform, will be altered gratis Richmond, Nov. 12. It. DESERTED, Andrew llroacli, A. private in Cap! • McCulloch's Company, a resident of King ami Queen County about 5K» rufi of ape, five feet nine inche» high, fult face, rad oompfeaion and fair hair, by Ocetipa* lion a farmer, It ia more than probable be w»l| turn hu course homeward. 1 will give the l(«* gal reward to any peraon who will deliver hm» to me or any other officer at this place. Matthew p. walton ct Com* mnndant, Tib Kept. 4th flrign'J*,, Camp Carter*, Nov. 22,1814. '