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Collection Reference Number GLC01959
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1792 
Title An Act more effectually to provide for the National Defense by establishing an Uniform Militia throughout the United States
Date 8 May 1792
Author Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  
Document Type Military document; Government document
Content Description Countersigned in type by Speaker of the House Jonathan Trumbull, President pro tempore of the Senate Richard Henry Lee, and President Washington. The act requires the enrollment in the militia of all able-bodied white men between the ages of eighteen and forty-five. It also lists those who would be exempt and how the militia will be organized and run. Issued by the Second Congress of the United States. Signed as Secretary of State.
Subjects Congress  Militia  Government and Civics  Military History  Law  President  African American History  African American Troops  Recruitment  
People Jefferson, Thomas (1743-1826)  Trumbull, Jonathan (1710-1785)  Lee, Richard Henry (1732-1794)  
Place written Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Theme The Presidency; Government & Politics; Law; African Americans
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859